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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1980
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private for-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Tropical
    • Location:
    • Maximina, Villa Arca Subdivision, Project 8, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1106
    • Phone:
    • +63323590262
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of AMA Computer University 

AMA University, formerly known as AMA Institute of Computer Studies (AMA), was founded in 1980 by Dr. Amable R. Aguiluz V, who named the institution after his father’s initials Amable Mendoza Aguiluz, Sr. The school initially offered short-term courses in Electronic Data Processing Fundamentals, Basic Programming, and Technology Career. Since then, AMA has become the pioneer in IT education and currently provides the largest computer education system in the Philippines. The university is a member of the AMA Education System (AMAES) which manages several other educational institutions such as ACLC, ABE International Business College, and St. Augustine School of Nursing among others.

Academic Highlights

At present, AMA has 41 branches spread across the country, offering courses in Computer Studies, Engineering, Business Administration, and Arts and Sciences. In addition to these, the school also provides senior high and graduate programs. The university specializes in information, electronic, and communication technology programs. It has also established the AMA University Online Education, the first full online education in the country providing access to educational opportunities for individuals across the globe.

Continuing its vision of providing quality education that works, AMA University ensures a 1:1 student-to-computer ratio, thus ensuring a rich hands-on training experience for every student. AMA is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) as a Center of Development in Information Technology and is ISO 9001:2008 Certified for all its programs.

Life in AMA Computer University

AMA joined the newly created National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU). The AMACU Titans had a rocky start but in 2006, they beat their corporate rivals, the STI Olympians and became the 2006 NAASCU Champions. It participates in the Collegiate Champions League, composed of top ranked varsity teams in the Philippines outside of the UAAP and the NCAA.

School Ranking

Consistent to its reputation of being a pioneer in computer education in the country and a respected institution for IT-based education, AMA University has earned the following certifications and accreditation from different reputable organizations.


Freshmen (New Enrollees)

  1. Accomplished Application Form
  2. High School Report Card (Form 138)
  3. High School Transcript (Form 137a)
  4. Note: This should be a school to school transaction to ensure its authenticity
  5. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  6. 2×2 picture (for 201 file)
  7. 1×1 picture (for ID)


  1. Accomplished Application Form
  2. Accomplished Application Form
  3. Honorable Dismissal/ Transfer Credentials
  4. Temporary Transcript/ Certificate of Grades for evaluation purposes
  5. Official Transcript of Records to be sent by the previous school with a notation:
  6. COPY FOR: AMA University, Proj. 8, QC
  7. Subject description taken from the previous school
  8. 1×1 picture (for ID)

Notable Alumni

  • Mujiv Hataman – Governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, 2011–present (Computer Engineering Batch 1994)
  • Chito Jaime – PBA Player - San Miguel Beermen
  • Getulio Napeñas - former head of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (Master of Science in Public Administration)
  • Rainier Castillo – as freshman before joining Starstruck
  • Teddy Corpuz – Rocksteddy's vocalist
  • Onel de Guzman – computer programmer and hacker
  • Jolina Magdangal – actress
  • Ryza Cenon – actress, dancer, and model

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