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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1904
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • Gen. Luna St, Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
    • Phone:
    • +63333374437
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of University of San Agustin

The University of San Agustin (commonly referred to as San Agustin, San Ag, or USA) is a private Catholic university in Iloilo City, Philippines. With 40 initial students, it was established in 1904 as a preparatory school for boys by the Spanish Catholic missionaries under the oldest religious Roman Catholic order in the Philippines during the American colonial period, the Order of Saint Augustine (San Agustin). In 1917, it was incorporated and became Colegio de San Agustin de Iloilo. In March 1953, San Agustin attained university status making it as the First University in Western Visayas. San Agustin is the first and only Augustinian university in the Asia-Pacific region.

Academic Highlights

The university maintains a Level III accreditation status granted by the PAASCU and is one of the two schools in the region having an autonomous status granted by CHED. The university's campus, situated in the very heart of the city on General Luna Street, has a modern gymnasium, an auditorium, various conferences and seminar rooms, science, computer and speech laboratories, a museum, a bookstore, a library, an instructional media center, and tennis and badminton courts.

Life in University of San Agustin

The Augustinian Mirror is the official student magazine of the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, Philippines. It was also adopted as the official name of the student publication of the elementary department of Colegio San Agustin-Makati (founded 1969), a sister school of the University of San Agustin in the nation's metropolitan capital region.

School Ranking

University of San Agustin has placed number 103th in Philippines. Placing number 10331th in the world. (According to UniRank)


Notable Alumni

  • Raul Gonzalez – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel, and former Secretary of Justice of the Philippines. Rogelio M. Florete – businessman, founded and owns the Florete Group of Companies and Bombo Radyo Philippines, one of the largest radio networks in the Philippines
  • Wilfredo Segovia – former College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president and founder of The Segovia Group, a civil-structural consultancy firm in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Jobert Peñaflorida/Jobert Yap – former news anchor at TV Patrol Panay
  • Zaldy Trespeses - Associate Justice, Sandiganbayan.

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