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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1933
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • Santo Rosario St., Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines, 2009
    • Phone:
    • +1(45)887-5478
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Holy Angel University

Holy Angel University is a private Roman Catholic research university in Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines. Founded in June 1933 by Don Juan Nepomuceno and co-founded by Fr. Pedro Paulo Santos, who was later named as the Archbishop of Cáceres, is considered the first lay-founded Catholic school as well as the first co-educational Catholic high school.

Academic Highlights

As a Roman Catholic learning institution, aside from the major and professional subjects, all undergraduate students are required to take 12 units of Catholic Theology classes. The students are also required to attend 8 units of physical education class, and a choice from ROTC, civic welfare service training (CWTS) and literacy training service (LTS).

Based on the strength of its academic programs and quality of services, HAU has been given an Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), as well as Accredited Status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) and as the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

The university is home to eight undergraduate colleges, with the School of Business and Accountancy as the oldest. The university also has a high school and laboratory elementary school.

Life in Holy Angel University

Organizations and Services:

  • Dormitory
  • Library
  • Campus Ministry
  • University Chapel
  • Sports / Athletics
  • IT Services
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Career and Placement
  • International Affairs
  • Student Councils
  • Student Publications
  • Medical / Dental Services
  • Canteen / Restaurants
  • Performing Arts
  • Parking
  • Security

School Ranking

Holy Angel University ranked 10th in Local Pulse's list of 26 Best Architecture Schools in the Philippines from 2014 to 2018.


Incoming Freshmen

  • Original and photocopy of Form 138 (Report Card)
  • College Entrance Test
  • NSO/PSA Birth Certificate (photocopy)
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Recommendation letter from Senior High School
  • Undertaking signed by student and parent
  • One (1) copy of 2x2 latest photo


  • Honorable Dismissal
  • Certified True Copy of Grades
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • College Entrance Test
  • NSO/PSA Birth Certificate (photocopy)
  • Marriage Certificate (if married)
  • Barangay Clearance
  • One (1) copy of 2x2 latest photo

Foreign Students

  • Scholastic records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Post located in the student’s country of origin or legal residence;
  • Duly notarized letter request from the applicant;
  • Duly notarized General Application Form accomplished by the applicant (BI Form No. MCL-07-01);
  • Original copy of the Notice of Acceptance (NOA) containing a clear impression of the school's official dry seal or a duly notarized written endorsement from the school for the conversion of the applicant's status signed by the school's Registrar;
  • Original copy of Medical Certificate issued by the Bureau of Quarantine and International Health Surveillance or a government medical institution with competence to certify that the applicant is not afflicted with any dangerous, contagious or loathsome disease and is mentally fit;
  • Plain photocopy of applicant's passport bio-page, latest admission and authorized stay;
  • National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Clearance; and
  • Bureau of Immigration (BI) Clearance Certificate.
  • Interview with the Office of the International Affairs
  • Additional Requirement for Non-English Speaking Foreign Students
    • Passed the TOEFL or TOEIC test. If Failed: Take and pass the Two Month English Language Course For Non-English Speaking Foreign Students

Notable Alumni

  • Emma Tiglao
  • Ronnie Liang
  • Carla Balingit 
  • Rafael Yabut
  • Florentino Lavarias

Acceptance Rate

The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Philippine higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

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