Harman Patil (Editor)

Universidad de Manila

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Established  1995
Campus  Urban
Undergraduates  14,000
Location  Manila, Philippines
Founded  1995
Postgraduates  200
Universidad de Manila
Type  Public, City University
Endowment  PHP 104.1million (2005)
President  Atty. Ernesto P. Maceda, Jr.
Address  659-A Cecilia Muñoz St, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Motto  Public service through quality education
Similar  University of Manila, University of the City of Manila, Eulogio "Amang" Rodrigue, Technological University of the Phil, Polytechnic University of the Phil

Universidad de manila sponsors 11k students on school fees

The Universidad de Manila (UdM) (formerly known as City College of Manila is a public university in Manila, Philippines. It is one of the two city-funded universities of Manila,


The main campus of Universidad de Manila, which houses the Administration Building of the Division of City Schools-Manila, is at the heart of the Mehan Garden adjacent to the Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila City Library and the Light Rail Transit Central Terminal.

Apart from its main campus, the university maintains satellite centers in many parts of the City of Manila such as Escolta, Recto, Del Pan, San Andres, Dapitan and Tayuman.

The university's original name is City College of Manila (CCM). In 2007, when Alfredo Lim was re-elected as mayor, he reverted UDM to its original name; a few months into office, he renamed it Universidad de Manila.

The founder of the university, Mayor Alfredo Lim, said that the "egalitarian UDM complements the elite PLM. For its part, the City College delivers practical education to average student."

Himno de la universidad de manila udm


Universidad de Manila was founded in 1995 during the term of Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim. It was then located in the old 12-storey high Philippine National Bank Building in the district of Santa Cruz.

In its early years, and before it acquired its current name and status, many controversies haunted the CCM. Among the issues were the low passing rates that it had received and its proposed transformation into a district college of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. PLM and the CCM students opposed the plan; thus, it never materialized.

In early 2005, many environmental groups resisted the construction of the new building at the Mehan Garden, but there were organizations that backed the move. Later on, the City Council unanimously voted in favor of transferring the CCM's main building to the site, and the construction of a five-storey edifice ensued. In that same year, the CCM integrated sports in its curriculum in line with the plan of establishing the Manila Sports Academy, which is tasked to provide free college education to deserving athletes and outstanding performers and develop future sports educators. Additionally, the college took part in the enforcement of English as the medium of instruction.

A year later, Manila City officials, including Mayor Lito Atienza, initiated the elevation of CCM to a university to promote higher learning and provide more opportunities to Manila youth for a quality education. By virtue of the amendments of Ordinance No. 7885, which was authored by majority floor leader Ernesto Dionisio and some members of the majority bloc, the CCM acquired the name Universidad de Manila (UDM). During the same year, UDM hosted the International Youth Expo, with the theme, "Showcasing an Ideal World through Visuals."

In 2007, the Commission on Higher Education allowed the UDM to confer postgraduate studies. On November 30 of the same year, during the commemoration of the 144th birth anniversary of Andrés Bonifacio, Lim renamed the school in honor of Bonifacio, who despite of financial difficulties pursued knowledge through self-education.

UDM has three buildings, in the Annex, Escolta and the Main Building.


The university's ten colleges offer courses from bachelor to postgraduate degree programs. Degree programs, such as Criminology, Social Work, Physical Therapy and Nursing, are considered as the University's pilot courses.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics minor in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • College of Mass Communication (CMC)

  • Bachelor in Mass Communication
  • College of Business and Entrepreneurship (CBE)

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in:

  • Human Resources Development Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Management
  • College of Criminology (CCr)

    For five straight years, the College of Criminology has consistently been ranked by the Professional Regulation Commission as the leading criminology school in the Philippines out of 197 participating schools. At present, UDM's College of Criminology is remained Top 1 in Metro Manila, and Top 5 in the Philippines (2015).

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminology
  • College of Education (CEd)

  • Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in Biological Science
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in Mathematics
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in Social Sciences
  • Bachelor in Secondary Education Major in English
  • College of Engineering and Technology (CET)

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • College of Health Science (CHS)

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • The Department of Nursing is affiliated with Gat. Andres Memorial Medical Center, Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, and other health centers in Metro Manila. It was recognized as the Top 3 nursing school in the Philippines by the Professional Regulation Commission in the June 2007 Nursing Licensure Examination.

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • The Department of Physical Therapy is located at the main campus, and it is affiliated with the Philippine Orthopedic Center, RMR Physical and Occupational Therapy Clinic, Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Ospital ng Maynila, Santa Ana Hospital, Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center and Foundation, Medical Center Muntinlupa, Hospicio de San Jose, and other hospitals and health centers in Metro Manila. In the 2007, 2008, and 2010 board examinations, the college produced 100% passing rate; two of its passers ranked second and fourth among the list of top examinees nationwide.

    College of Accountancy and Economics (CAE)

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Financial Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Business Economics
  • College of Public Administration (CPA)

  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • College of Human Kinetics (CHK)

  • Bachelor in Physical Education and Sports
  • College of Industrial Technology (CIT)

  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Automotive Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Computer Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Electrical Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Electronics Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Food Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Garment Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Hotel and Restaurant Technology
  • Bachelor in Industrial Technology Major in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Technology
  • For graduating high school students

  • Accomplished application form;
  • Photocopy of High School Card, with 2nd quarter grades duly certified by the School Principal or Class Adviser;
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate;
  • Parent's/Guardian's Voter ID or 2008 Income Tax Return Form;
  • 2 pieces 1.5 x 1.5 colored ID picture with name tag in white background;
  • 1 long folder; and,
  • 1 long brown envelope.
  • For PEPT and NFEAE qualifiers

  • The same requirements as above; and,
  • Original and photocopy of Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) certificate or Non-formal Education Accreditation and Equivalency Test (NFEAE) result certificate.
  • Grade 11 and 12

  • Now accepting senior high school.
  • Student enrollment

    The university started with some 2,000 enrollees until its population increased to 6,000. From October 2005 to January 2006, 1,051 students out of 1,600 enrollees graduated in their selected courses. Some 290 students finished the basic computer course while 11 finished the photo silkscreen and signage course. The assessment report prepared by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority showed that 234 examinees passed the knowledge assessment, while 189 passed the skills assessment, which resulted to a 100% passing rate in January 2006.

    In 2005, the university had more than 14,000 students, of whom 9,830 were in the college programs (psychology, mass communications, mathematics, political science, physical therapy, criminology, nursing, electronics, education and computer engineering, social work, among others).

    More than 4,200 others had been trained in ladderized courses. Under this generic program called Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology fall most of the vocational and technical courses like automotive mechanics, hotel and restaurant technology, refrigeration and air-conditioning, among others. More than 3,500 students are housed in its main campus at the Mehan Garden.


    The University's sports teams are nicknamed the Merlions. Student athletes participate in the Alculympics, National Students Basketball Championship, Manila Youth Games, and other intramural sports.


    Universidad de Manila Wikipedia