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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1932
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • 900 San Marcelino Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1000
    • Phone:
    • +6325242011
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Adamson University

Adamson University is a Catholic University based in the heart of Manila. Dr. George Lucas Adamson, a Greek chemist, founded it in 1932 as the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry. It became a university in 1941 and in 1964, the Congregation of the Mission, or the Vincentians, became the new owners and administrators.

Adamson University’s flagship program is Engineering but the quality of all the programs in all the nine colleges is indicated by various accreditations. These are sustained by the constant upgrading of equipment and facilities, the professional development of faculty and staff, the strengthening of research and the institutionalization of outreach services; but while the quality education improves, its affordability remains.

Academic Highlights

Adamson University has programs in graduate school, law, the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, nursing, pharmacy, architecture, business administration, and education, as well as secondary, elementary, and preparatory education. Adamson University has eight courses listed as centers of development and centers of excellence by the Commission on Higher Education and has been granted Autonomous status.

Life in Adamson University

Tinik Ng Teatro (also known as TNT-Adamson) is the oldest student based theater company in Adamson University, Manila, Philippines.

TNT stages plays with heavy undertone on change and challenging the current norms of the society. Some of its productions include Dwede Dwende (first official TNT production), Juan Tamban, Tibong Matiisin, Halimaw sa Pulo, Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio, Kalayaan 1896, Batang Pro, Bok, 20 Questions and a lot more, including original TNT playwright, have catapulted the organization as one of the most outstanding recognized student organizations of Adamson University.

School Ranking

Adamson University was included in the top 201+ universities in Asia in the Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings 2011. This made Adamson University as top nine in the rankings nationwide and top five in the Metro Manila area.


Rich or poor, Catholic or not, Filipino or foreigner, the University does not discriminate as a matter of admission policy. It however pursues the teaching of Catholic, Vincentian, and human values because these have universal relevance.

Notable Alumni

Politics and governance

  • Ruthlane Uy Asmundson
  • Angelito Gatlabayan


  • Kenneth Duremdes
  • Alex Nuyles
  • Louie Alas
  • Mylene Paat
  • Jema Galanza

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