Silliman University

Introduction



All of the country's top universities would boast of offering quality education. Silliman is no different. But while it joins the ranks of prestigious Philippine universities, it is humbled by a gift of a location that bespeaks of the natural environment's complement to academic learning - one feature that sets Silliman apart from the rest.

Dotted with over 300 acacia trees, the Silliman campus is uniquely embraced in between views of the Cuernos de Negros mountains in its background and the Visayan sea at its frontage. The 62-hectare campus offers patches of greens on where personal relationships are nurtured, spiritual nourishment facilitated, and the concept of quality student life redefined.

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries. Its affiliation with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines as a Protestant university has never been a hindrance to the exercise of religious freedom. Majority of Silliman students are Roman Catholics and a good number are Muslims from Mindanao.

The university is located in the charming city of Dumaguete, dubbed the 'City of Gentle People,' an hour away by plane from Manila and four hours away by boat from Cebu. Silliman thrives in a city where the strip of restaurants offering good food along the boulevard and where everything a student needs is just a stone's throw away. While offering the coveted 'retirement getaway' environment, the city is not left behind by progress. You can find infrastructure developments and businesses sprouting in support of the city's "University Town" concept.

Campus life revolves around the motto Via, Veritas, Vita (of Christ being the Way, the Truth, the Life). It is Silliman's mission to develop the whole person within the Christian context and in a sound environment. Students are expected to put their education to work in service to others - another mark that distinguishes Silliman from other institutions of higher learning.

It is also the conducive residential campus life that sets Silliman University apart from the other leading universities in the Philippines. The 12 regular and cooperative dormitories provide a home away from home for Silliman students who come from outside Dumaguete. In the dormitories, students belong to a family, a part of the bigger Silliman community. A corollary to this sense of community is the "Silliman Spirit" - an atmosphere of personal closeness, warmth, friendship, and concern.

Institutional Distinctions

Silliman is one of select higher education institutions in the country granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. The same government agency has also designated Silliman as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education and Teacher Education and a Center of Development in Biology, Information Technology Education, and Accountancy.

With support from the United States Agency for International Development, Silliman is a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resource Management. Its community-based coastal resource management program has inspired the recognition of Apo Island off the town of Dauin as one of the best diving spots in the world.

Just like other top universities, Silliman's academic programs undergo regular evaluation by any of three accrediting agencies: Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities, Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities-Accrediting Agency, Inc., and the Association of Theological Education in Southeast Asia.

It maintains links on collaborative research and faculty and student exchange with universities in the United States and Asia, on top of strong affiliations with the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) and international development organizations. Its longest running student exchange programs are with three Japanese universities: International Christian University, Ferris University, and Shikoku Gakuin University.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

Bachelor of Arts Major in English Language

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

AB in English Language — cultivates insights into the general nature of language and the distinctive features of the English Language through the study of linguistic principles and theories, as well as the historical and structural developments in language with emphasis on modern English. [+]

AB in English Language — cultivates insights into the general nature of language and the distinctive features of the English Language through the study of linguistic principles and theories, as well as the historical and structural developments in language with emphasis on modern English.

Students seeking admission in the AB in English Language degree programs should have an ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test) score of at least 70 percentile and maintain a grade average of at least 2.5 in Basic Communication and Literature 21 and 22 courses, and 3.0 for all major subjects. Interested students must also submit an essay written in English(Creative Writing applicants may write their essays in Bisaya, Filipino or English). ... [-]


BSc

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

In harmony with the objectives of the College of Business Administration, the B.S. Accountancy and accounting major programs are designed to prepare the students for careers in accounting as competent practitioners, and to enhance their capacity to grow and develop into fully qualified practitioners. The programs also aim to prepare the students for the licensure examination. [+]

In harmony with the objectives of the College of Business Administration, the B.S. Accountancy and accounting major programs are designed to prepare the students for careers in accounting as competent practitioners, and to enhance their capacity to grow and develop into fully qualified practitioners. The programs also aim to prepare the students for the licensure examination.

Technical competence, sound judgment, independence in mental attitude, honorand integrity are strongly emphasized in developing the Christian certified public accountant.

The curricula meet the requirements of the University, the Department of Education, Culture and Sports, and the Revised Accountancy Law. Related subjects enrich the curriculum, providing flexibility in the future prospects of the accountancy graduates, including the opportunity to occupy top-level positions in business, industry and government.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Campus Full time 4 years November 2018 Philippines Dumaguete

In 1999, the UFCC’s services were further expanded to include the second computer degree offering of the CBA, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. [+]

In 1999, the UFCC’s services were further expanded to include the second computer degree offering of the CBA, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS For Regular Applicants(Non SUHS graduates)

At least 40% overall SUAPE rating and at least 40% in English and in Math. Applicants’ with a SUAPE overall rating below 40% will be advised to see the Dean to further evaluation. Those who do not reach the grade requirement may still be accepted on probationary status

For SU High School Graduates Applicants will automatically be accepted as regular first year students provided that the General Average is at least 80% (with no grades below 80% in any subject). Those applicants with a General Average of at least 80% but have a grade below 80% in any subject may be accepted as an On Probation (OP) student. Policy for OP students applies.For Shiftees ... [-]

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Dumaguete, 6200 PH