DLSU / De La Salle University
Manila Philippines

De La Salle University (DLSU) in the Philippines is an internationally recognized Catholic university established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911. Inspired by the charism of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the University community, together and by association, provides quality human and Christian education by teaching minds, touching hearts and transforming lives. DLSU is a learner-centered and research University bridging faith and scholarship, attuned to a sustainable Earth, and in the service of Church and society, especially the poor and marginalized.

DLSU is ground on its core values of Faith (religio), Service (mores), and Communion (cultura). DLSU positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service. DLSU is home to local and international students seeking quality education for a brighter future ahead. It is situated in a vibrant city where culture and diversity is well manifested.

The academic programs (undergraduate and graduate) of De La Salle University are accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). De La Salle University has been granted Institutional Accreditation status by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) for having demonstrated the highest standards of instruction, research, and community engagement and having developed wide networks and linkages with other educational institutions. Twelve (12) undergraduate programs have achieved the highest accreditation of Level IV; the graduate programs of Education, Liberal Arts and Science have also been granted Level III, the highest accreditation level for graduate school. As an affirmation of the levels of accreditation achieved by DLSU programs, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of the Republic of the Philippines has conferred the distinction of Autonomous Status to DLSU. It has also named fourteen (14) programs as Centers of Excellence in the field in the country and five (5) programs as Centers of Development.

In May 2017, De La Salle University was awarded the AUN Quality Mark of Excellence at the Institutional Level, the first university in the ASEAN to earn the certification. To date, sixteen (16) programs of the University have undergone international assessment by a foreign team of assessors using the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN QA) guidelines and criteria. 

Student Population 5,001-20,000
Institution WEB site
Mailing Address De La Salle University, #2401 Taft Avenue , Manila , Manila
TEL +63-524-46-11
FAX +63-523 -39-11
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