UP Diliman

Fondly referred to as the “Diliman Republic,” this university lies at the heart of Quezon City on 493 hectares of sprawling terrain. As the largest constituent unit, UP Diliman (UPD) is home to almost half of the whole System’s student population. It also offers the most number of degree programs.

UPD leads all Philippine universities in science education and research. Its outstanding research efforts are consistently recognized by national agencies such as the Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development and the National Academy of Science and Technology. It also excels in the fields of Law, Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Education, Public Administration and Mass Communication, as well as in other fields that require professional and licensure examinations.

Moreover, UPD has a strong commitment to the arts, where its accomplishments parallel its excellence in the sciences. Through units like the Vargas Museum, UP Film Institute, Likhaan: the UP Institute of Creative Writing, Dulaang UP and Center for Ethnomusicology, the arts have been provided the space and encouragement to flourish.

Offering a full range of courses, including creative writing, dance, film, music, theater and visual arts, the “Diliman Republic’s” faculty members are active practitioners in their disciplines. Both faculty and student artists are multi-awarded and have been recognized locally and abroad.

Aside from the main campus in Quezon City, this constituent university also administers the UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga. The latter is located at the Clark Special Economic Zone which is less than 20 kilometers north of Manila.