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    18 Beautiful College Campuses In The Philippines

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    1. University of San Carlos

    Where: Cebu City

    Motto: Scientia Virtus Devotio (Knowledge, Leadership, Service)

    Type: Private, Catholic

    Take a pic with: the remarkable facade of the Downtown Campus facing the sunset.

    Learn more here.

    2. Central Philippine University

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    Where: Jaro, Iloilo City

    Motto: Scientia et Fides (Knowledge and Faith)

    Type: Private research university

    Take a pic with: the University Church reminiscent of Malayan style architecture.

    Learn more here.

    3. Central Luzon State University

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    Where: Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

    Motto: Where difference is created

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: the long line of mahogany trees near the College of Agriculture.

    Learn more here.

    4. University of the Philippines Visayas

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    Where: Miag-ao, Iloilo and Tacloban

    Motto: Honor and Excellence

    Type: National research university

    Take a pic with: the breathtaking shoreline overlooking the Panay Gulf or the equally majestic facade of the University Library.

    Learn more here.

    5. Central Mindanao University

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    Where: Bukidnon

    Motto: Instruction, Research, Extension, Production

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: the University Centennial Landmark surrounded by Santan shrubs in bloom.

    Learn more here.

    6. Mapua Institute of Technology

    Where: Intramuros, Manila

    Motto: Learn, Discover, Create

    Type: Private, nonsectarian

    Take a pic with: the Mapua Research Building at sunset.

    Learn more here.

    7. Mindanao State University

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    Where: Marawi, Lanao del Sur

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: almost anywhere for your nature-loving self, but go for the Aga Khan Museum for its unique architecture.
    Learn more here.

    8. Silliman University

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    Where: Dumaguete, Negros Oriental

    Motto: Via, Veritas, Vita (The Way, the Truth, and the Life)

    Type: Private, nonprofit

    Take a pic with: the brightly-corored benches at the University Grounds or in front of the hauntingly beautiful Silliman Museum.

    Learn more here.

    9. Palawan State University

    Where: Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: the dense groves consisting of various species of trees surrounding the Main Campus.

    Learn more here.

    10. Visayas State University

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    Flickr: dbgg1979 / Creative Commons

    Where: Baybay, Leyte

    Motto: RITE: Relevance, Integrity, Truth, and Excellence

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: the view of the amphitheatre located in front of the Administration Building.

    Learn more here.

    11. Ateneo de Manila University

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    Where: Quezon City, Metro Manila

    Motto: Lux in Domino (Light in the Lord)

    Type: Private research university

    Take a pic with: the architecturally-stunning Church of the Gesu.

    Learn more here.

    12. Ateneo de Naga

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    Where: Naga City, Camarines Sur

    Motto: Primum Regnum Dei (First, the Kingdom of God)

    Type: Private research university

    Take a pic with: the classic architecture of the University Chapel made even more marvelous by the surrounding lanscape.

    Learn more here.

    13. Bicol University

    Where: Legazpi City, Albay

    Motto: Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: the highly-modern design of the Torch of Wisdom or the fields with the Mount Mayon on the background.

    Learn more here.

    14. Universidad de Santa Isabel

    Where: Naga City, Camarines Sur

    Motto: Where Love is Service

    Type: Private research university

    Take a pic with: the winding corridors and greeneries at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Building.

    Learn more here.

    15. University of the Philippines Diliman

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    Where: Quezon City, Metro Manila

    Motto: Honor and Excellence

    Type: National research university

    Take a pic with: the University Track Oval lined with over 500 acacia trees, or in front of the famous Oblation at Quezon Hall.

    Learn more here.

    16. Mariano Marcos State University

    Where: Batac City, Ilocos Norte (Main campus)

    Motto: Where instruction, research and technology promotion are at their finest

    Type: State university

    Take a pic with: the fountains at the courtyard-like sunken garden or the high pillars at the corridors of the College of Teacher Education.

    Learn more here.

    17. University of Santo Tomas

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    Where: Sampaloc, Manila

    Motto: Veritas in Caritate (Truth in Charity)

    Type: Private Catholic university

    Take a pic with: the UST Main Building which perfectly captured the Renaissance Revival style of architecture.

    Learn more here.

    18. University of the Philippines Los Baños

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    Where: Los Baños, Laguna

    Motto: Honor and Excellence

    Type: National research university

    Take a pic with: any of the gorgeous statues and landmarks like Maria Makiling, Pegaraw, Thai Temple, and the Nihon Koen, but most students and visitors feel obliged to have their photos taken at the famous Fertility Tree.

    Learn more here.

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