The Angeles University Foundation (Abbreviated as AUF), is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Philippines and it is considered as the premiere university of Central Luzon. It is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution that was established on May 25, 1962 by Mr. Agustin P. Angeles, Barbara Yap-Angeles and family. After only less than nine years of operation, the Institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.
It is one of few Philippine universities granted autonomous status, with a number of its degree programs having been duly recognized as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education.
Today, AUF has the highest percentage of faculty with graduate degrees in the Central Luzon region, and among the highest in the Philippines. These qualifications are the foundation for its vaunted quality instruction and research, as evidenced by: Autonomous Status since 2003; Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); ISO 9001-2000 Certification by TUV-SUD; Center of Excellence in Information Technology, Teacher Education, Criminal Justice Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education; and Center of Development for Computer Engineering and Nursing from the same government arm. Now on its 50th year of operation, AUF has a total of 63 academic programs scattered across 8 colleges excluding a Medical and Law school.
Angeles University Foundation was established on May 25, 1962 by the prominent Angeles family of Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines. It began as the Angeles Institute of Technology (AIT) but after 9 years of operation, the institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.
On December 4, 1975, the university was converted into a non-stock, non-profit educational foundation - a decision of the founding family motivated by the aim of providing education to the Central Luzon region. Concomitant with this decision, the Angeles couple and their children, namely, Rosario, Lutgarda, Emmanuel, Antonio, Jesusa, Josefina and Lourdes executed a Deed of Donation of their shareholdings in favor of the foundation as starting fund which resulted to the relinquishment of their ownership and proprietary rights. AUF was incorporated under Republic Act No. 6055, otherwise known as the Foundation Law, and is a tax-exempt institution approved by the Philippine government.
On February 14, 1978, AUF was converted into a Catholic university making it the first in Central Luzon. Another historical event that took place on February 20, 1990 was the inauguration of the AUF Medical Center which now serves as the teaching, training and research hospital of the university.
The campus is located along MacArthur Highway in Barangay Salapungan, Angeles City. It is relatively small compared to the campuses of other major universities in the Philippines. The campus is urban in setting, and it is located within the business area of the city. The Elementary and High School departments of the university however, are located in Marisol Village about 3 kilometers away from the main campus.
The main campus contains 7 key buildings including the medical center. These are the following:Barbara Yap Angeles Building, which houses most of the Administrative Offices and named after one of the founders. Home to the Colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Education and Criminal Justice Education.
Lourdes Hall, the university library
The Twin Building (San Agustin Hall and San Lorenzo Hall), which contains the School of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Allied Medical Professions
Information Technology and Training Center, home to the College of Computer Studies
St. Joseph Hall, which houses the gym, fitness facilities and the University Health Services.
Professional Schools Building, which is home to the Graduate School, Law School and College of Business Administration.
AUF Medical Center with a five story Main Building and the under construction Medical Tower.
With the major and professional (minor) subjects aside, all undergraduate students are required to take 12 units of Theology classes. The students are also required to attend 4 physical education classes, and a choice from between ROTC and civil service training.
The university is home to 8 undergraduate colleges, with the College of Arts and Sciences as the oldest. There is also a School of Medicine and School of Law apart from the Graduate School. The university's Computer Studies programs have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as academic centers.
The AUF Professional School (Graduate School) was established in 1966 as the AUF Graduate School, with an initial enrolment of 15 in the Master of Arts in Education program.Doctor of Public Health
Doctor of Business Administration
Doctor of Information Technology
Doctor of Philosophy in Management
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Arts in Nursing
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education
Master of Arts in Special Education
Master in Business Administration
Master in Information Technology
Master in Nursing
Master in Public Administration
Master of Science in Information Technology
Master of Science in Mathematics
The Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine, which was established by the authority of the Board of Medical Education and the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, started its operations in June 1983, with an authorized quota of 150 students. Dr. Rodolfo C. Dimayuga was appointed as the first Dean, Dr. Presentacion C. Peralta as Assistant Dean, concurrently College Secretary, and a faculty of 18, 8 of whom have had an average of 20 years teaching experience.Doctor of Medicine
The AUF College of Law was established in response to the clamor for legal education in Central Luzon. The establishment of the College earned approval from the AUF Board of Trustees on August 19, 2003 during its 56th Regular Meeting presided over by Pampanga Archbishop Paciano B. Aniceto, D.D., in his capacity as Chairman of the Board.Juris Doctor
The College of Allied Medical Professions was established during the Academic Year 1990-1991 with two programs: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. These full-time competency-based programs were approved by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports and the Professional Regulatory Commission and were granted Government Recognition on June 15, 1992 (Medical Technology) and August 25, 1993 (Physical Therapy).BS Medical Technology
BS Physical Therapy
BS Occupational Therapy
BS Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy
BS Radiologic Technology
The College of Arts and Sciences was established in 1962 as the College of Liberal Arts and Education. It started with two (2) four-year courses leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Foreign Service, and a two-year course in Associate in Arts (A.A.). The initial enrolment was eighteen students under five faculty members.AB Communication
The College of Business and Accountancy was established in 1962 with the founding of Angeles Institute of Technology. It was initially named College of Commerce with an enrolment of thirty-three (33) students. It was in July 1963 that the college was given government recognition (DECS No. 70, Series 1963) to offer the first and second year programs of the Bachelor of Science in Commerce. In 1966-67, the college graduated the first batch of five students.BS Accountancy
BS Hotel & Restaurant Management
BS Management Accounting
BS Tourism Management
BSBA-Human Resource Development Management
BSBA-Management and Entrepreneurship
The College of Computer Studies started as the AUF Computer Center which was conceptualized as a pilot project of Dr. Teresita B. Ireneo, then the Dean of the College of Business and Economics and Philippine Encoding Corporation (PENCOR). After a very successful class demonstration in June 1983, and after receiving its government recognition, the center started its formal operation. It is now a Center of Excellence in I.T. Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, the only one of its kind in Central Luzon.
At present, the college has earned the distinction of being the only Nodal Station of Central Luzon which provides information technology training programs to different educational institution in the region.
The College is affiliated with IBM Academic Initiative Program, Oracle Academic Initiative, MSDN Academic Alliance and Philippine Open Source Initiative. It also affiliated with national IT organizations such as the Philippine Society of I.T. Education, Philippine Computer Society and the Animation Council of the Philippines.
The college offers two bachelor's degree programs mainly:BS Computer Science
BS Information Technology
In 1979, the College of Arts and Sciences offered the Bachelor of Science in Criminology as one of its academic program. It was in 1982 when the College of Criminology was established as a separate college with Prof. Jose B. Maniwang as the first Dean of Criminology. With his leadership, the College of Criminology was granted recognition on June 18, 1984 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports pursuant to DECS Order No. 23, s. 1984. In 2016, the college has been hailed as a Center of Excellence in Criminal Justice Education by CHED. BS Criminology
The beginnings of the College of Education can be traced to the time when the Angeles University Foundation, then Angeles Institute of Technology (AIT), was established on May 25, 1962. Four years later, in 1966, the Graduate School was organized. It was conceived primarily as an independent unit with its own Dean and support staff. In 2010, the college has been hailed as a Center of Excellence in Teacher Education by CHED.Bachelor of Secondary Education
Bachelor of Elementary Education
BS Civil Engineering
BS Computer Engineering
BS Electronics Engineering
The College of Nursing opened its doors to the admission of students for preparatory courses leading to the degree in Nursing under the Liberal Arts Department in 1971. The college was given a permit to operate in 1972 and 1973. It was considered a separate unit with a Dean and two Nurse Instructors who supervised its operations. Major subjects were offered to 29 students who passed all requirements leading the third year level. It was granted recognition by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in 1976. The Nursing program was granted Center of Development status by CHED in 2010.BS Nursing
AUF Law Center
AUF Fitness and Recreation Center
Center for American Studies
Center for Christian Formation
Center for Community Development Services
Center for Planning, Research and Development
Confucius Institute at Angeles University Foundation
Institute of Kapampangan Studies
International Students Association
Pathways to Higher Education-Philippines
AUF Cultural Competitions - considered as the grandest and most anticipated student activity in the university, it is an inter-collegiate competition in the areas of Choral Singing, Band, Solo Singing and Dance.
University Week Celebration - this annual university-wide event organized through the efforts of the university Student Councils is a week-long event that includes the University Games, academic competitions and other sub-events including concerts, exhibits, cheerdancing competitions and the like.
Campus Open - an academic exposition that aims to market the university as school of choice for graduating high school students.
Mr. and Ms. University
Christmas Concert with the AUF Concert Chorus
ASEAN Student Leaders Summit and Cultural Festival - a special event organized in cooperation with the ASEAN Foundation and the National Youth Commission, it aims to gather young student leaders from universities around Southeast Asia for a week of talks, seminars, discussions and other various activities culminating with the Cultural Festival. For 2007, the theme was "Awareness and Unity among ASEAN Youth"
Mandated organizations are those that are officially recognized by the university as annually omnipresent student groups. These are generally student government bodies and fall under the Office of Student Affairs.University Student Council
College Student Councils
Medical Student Council
Curriculum Year Organization
The Pioneer- The Official Student Publication of Angeles University Foundation
Non-mandated organizations (NMO) on the other hand, need to submit a petition for reorganization annually to their respective college administrations and have it approved before they could hold assembly for the specific academic year concerned. These are usually groups coming from various degrees of interest from cultural to academic.Junior Philippine Computer Society
Biological Sciences Society
Kapisanang Itinatag sa Asignaturang Filipino (KISAF)
Kapisanan ng mga mag-aaral ng Sikolohiya sa Angeles University Foundation, The AUF Psychological Society (KASAUF)
Physical Therapy Students Society
Multimedia and Systems Developers
HIRAYA Photography Society
Hotel and Restaurant Management Junior Society
League of Tourism Students of the Philippines
AUF Concert Chorus
AUF Anklung Ensemble
AUF Drum and Lyre
Society of Future Medical Technologists
Junior Pharmaceutical Society
Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants
Young Law Enforcers
AUF Great Danes Pep Squad
AUF Dance Troupe
International Students Association
Chemistry Society, CAS
Junior Managers' Entrepreneurs' Society of the Philippines
National Service Training Program
The Angeles University Foundation (AUF) Great Danes are the varsity teams of Angeles University Foundation. The women's teams are called the Lady Danes, while the Juniors (high school) teams are the Baby Danes. The Great Danes have played as a guest team in the 2009–10 season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (Philippines). The men's basketball team won the 2007 National Inter-Collegiate Basketball Championship held in Ibajay, Aklan. Their victory qualified them to the 6th Asian University Basketball Championship at Daet, Camarines Norte.
The Great Danes are administered under the Fitness, Sports and Recreation Office of Angeles University Foundation. The sports covered by the varsity team include but not limited to basketball, volleyball, chess, swimming, baseball, taekwondo and badminton among others.
Apart from the joining as guest team in Season 85 of NCAA, the AUF Great Danes are also very active in joining regional, provincial and national athletic meets including the Private Schools Athletic Association Games, Father Martin's Cup and the National Inter-Collegiate Basketball Tournament of which AUF is the defending Champion for 2009.