University of Manila

The University of Manila
Pamantasan ng Maynila
Seal of the University of Manila.jpeg
Moving beyond excellence in education and research.
Former names
Instituto de Manila (1913–1921)
MottoPatria Scientia et Virtus (Latin)
Motto in English
Country Science and Virtue
TypePrivate Research Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
EstablishedOctober 5, 1913
(106 years and 174 days)
FoundersApolinario G. de los Santos, Mariano V. de los Santos, Maria de los Santos, Buenaventura J. Bello
Antonio Rivero
Academic affiliations
PresidentEmily Dodson de Leon, Ed. D.
Academic staff
Studentsover 9,000
546 MV delos Santos St., Sampaloc Manila
Metro Manila
CampusSampaloc, Manila
Alma Mater Song"UM Forever"
ColorsGreen      and      gold
Sporting affiliations

The University of Manila (UM) (Filipino: Pamantasan ng Maynila, Spanish: Universidad de Manila) is a private university in the heart of Sampaloc District in Manila, Philippines. It was founded on October 5, 1913, by Apolinario G. de los Santos, Mariano V. de los Santos, Maria de los Santos, Buenaventura J. Bello and Antonio Rivero. The first three were siblings. They named their school Instituto de Manila, after the city of Manila and Apolinario G. de los Santos was elected as the first director of the school.


International Language School[edit]

M.V. De los Santos Hall of the university

The International Language School offers courses in the English language to foreign students like the Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. It also offers courses in the Chinese language and (Nihongo) language. The International Language School building likewise provides accommodations for foreign students.

Emiramona Garden Hotel[edit]

  • The Emiramona Garden Hotel serves as a training center of the Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism students of the university, and is located at Tagaytay City.


The University of Manila was one of the original members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), which was founded in 1924.[1] The university was also a former member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines from 1952 to 1954. Its varsity, the UM Hawks, joined the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) from 2001 to 2012 where it won seven championships.

Inter-university relations[edit]

On April 7, 1957, UM entered into a sisterhood relationship with Dohto University of Sapporo and Monbetsu cities, Hokkaido, Japan. Since then, it has undertaken various projects including faculty exchange visits, and technological and library assistance. UM students have also been given the opportunity to study at Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan through an arrangement with the Philippine-Japan Students' Friendship Exchange Association (or P-JSFEA). A score later, October 31, 1977, UM suggested a sisterhood relationship with Hansung University in Seoul, South Korea. On January 1, 1997, in Taipei, UM's high-school department and building also linked a sisterhood relationship with Cheng Kung Commercial and Technical High School in Pate City, Taiwan, Republic Of China where UM students can work independently. A sisterhood relationship was again entered into by the university with Meio University of Nago City, Okinawa, Japan on Dec. 5, 1988 when UM announced a plan for its sisterhoods.

Notable alumni[edit]


The University of Manila is an active member of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), Commission on Higher Education, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), Philippine Association of Teacher Education (PAFTE), Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE), the University Belt Consortium, and the International Association of Universities.


  1. ^ Malonso, Julian. "HISTORY OF THE NCAA". SportsTG. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 14°36′11″N 120°59′26″E / 14.6030°N 120.9906°E / 14.6030; 120.9906