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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1901
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • 638 Mendiola St, San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1005
    • Phone:
    • +6327356011
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of San Beda College

San Beda College (El Colegio de San Beda) was established in 1901 by monks of the Ordo Sancti Benedicti (OSB) or Order of St. Benedict, also known as the Benedictines. Its founder, Benedict was born in the Umbrian town of Nursia, near Spoleto, Italy, in the waning years of the Roman Empire, AD 480. He hailed from a well-established family and was believed to have a twin sister, Scholastica.

Decade after decade, through times of war, heroic struggles for independence, economic crises, political turmoil and social changes in the Philippines as well as internal campus strife, San Beda College has quietly pressed for creation, re-creation, adjustments, re-adjustments and expansion. San Beda College and the Benedictine community have remained steadfast in nurturing and strengthening the Catholic faith, pushing boundaries of excellence and possibilities in Philippine education, and building the Philippine nation. 

Academic Highlights

San Beda, which was known as El Colegio de San Beda, started as an all-boys grade school in Manila. It has since expanded to a full university with both undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs. SBU Manila houses four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, and Law. The three graduate schools of San Beda – Business, Law, and Liturgy – are in the Mendiola campus. The campus also houses the Senior High School Department of SBU Manila.

Life in University

Academic and research journals

San Beda University has published research materials and scholarly journals published by its faculty and administrators.The College of Arts and Sciences publishes an annual scholarly journal called Scientia, which deals with topics such as economics, social sciences, history, public administration and management concepts. The College of Law releases an annual research material called The San Beda Law Journal. The articles in the San Beda Law Journal are written by the students and faculty of the San Beda Law School.[citation needed] The Graduate School of Business faculty articles are published in the Graduate School of Business Journal.  

School Ranking

San Beda University is in the rank 78th in the Philippines and 9602th globally. (According to UniRank)


A Bachelor's Degree in an authorized and recognized university or college; Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 85% or B or 2.00 for the entire course; Passed the San Beda Entrance Examination; Should submit all the other requirements as may be deemed necessary by the Board of Admissions

Notable Alumni

As one of the reputable educational institutions in the Philippines, San Beda University counts among its illustrious roster of students, alumni and graduates numerous national leaders and pioneers in politics, business, law, athletics and entertainment such as the 16th Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Senator Leila de Lima, former senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr., former senator Raul S. Roco, former Speaker Ramon V. Mitra, former senator and human rights icon Rene Saguisag, former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberto Concepcion, Associate Justice Florenz Regalado,business tycoon Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan,real estate and property magnate Ambassador Eduardo Antonino B. Antonio, business tycoon, billionaire and entrepreneur Robet Coyiuto, Philippine basketball legend Carlos Loyzaga,actor Eddie Gutierrez, and 2004 Philippine presidential candidate & actor, Fernando Poe, Jr., and people that have been recognized as one of the top 10 students in the Philippines.

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