De La Salle Araneta University

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De La Salle Araneta University
Pamantasang De La Salle Araneta
DLSAU Seal.png
Motto For God and Country
Established 1946(as Araneta Institute of Agriculture)
2002 (as DLSAU)
Type Private
Affiliation Roman Catholic, Lasallian
President Br. Narciso Erguiza, Jr FSC
Administrative staff
Students 3,849[1]
Location Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hymn De La Salle Hymn
Nickname Araneta Cowboys

The De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) is the seventh campus of De La Salle Philippines. It was formerly known as the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation which was established in 1946 as the Araneta Institute of Agriculture in Bulacan, then transferred to Malabon the year after. In 1978 it was renamed as the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation. Integration of the university to the DLS System started since 1987 and in 2002 became an official member of the system. The university specializes in Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Sciences.

Historical background[edit]

The university started as the Araneta Institute of Agriculture (AIA), an agricultural school at Hacarin Dairy Farm in Hacienda Carmelita, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. On November 24, 1947, AIA transferred to Victoneta Park, Malabon, Rizal to bring the school closer to the populace.

AIA initially started a two-year course in Associate in Agriculture and Certificate of Proficiency in Vocational Education with only 35 students. Thereafter, the offering of other related academic programs in agriculture commenced.

In recognition of its contributions in the fields of agricultural education, research and extension, it was transformed into a university on January 15, 1958. Nine years later, it was converted into a foundation, the first university to be organized under the provision of Republic Act No.6055, entitled Educational Foundation and became known as the Araneta University Foundation. By virtue of a resolution approved by the Board of Trustees in 1978, the university was again renamed to Gregorio Araneta University Foundation.

As the curricular programs and student population progressed, different institutes of learning and disciplines were created. In 1991, the different institutes were renamed into colleges. Preliminary talks and discussions on the integration of GAUF into the De La Salle University System started as early as 1987. On February 20, 2002, the Board of Trustees approved with the consent of the Araneta family, the integration of GAUF into the DLSU System and making it the seventh member of the system, becoming the De La Salle-Araneta University.

Today, De La Salle-Araneta University is a pioneer private university that offered programs in agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine. It has a Basic Education Department (Elementary School and High School), College and Graduate School Department. The Basic Education Department is an academic preparatory department for College. The College Department offers programs in Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Business, HRM and Travel tourism Management and Accountancy, Arts and Science, Education and Technology. While the graduate school offers programs in Master of Arts in Education Masters in Management


Basic Education Department
  • Preschool
  • Elementary
  • High School
  • Special education
College of Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    • Marketing Management
    • Financial Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management
College of Arts, Sciences and Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts major in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Soon to offer - until CHED moratorium already lifted)
College of Education
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education
    • English
    • Filipino
    • Physical Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Music Arts and Physical Education
College of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Science
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Technology
Graduate School
  • Doctoral Degree Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Major in Educational Management
    • Major in Management
Master’s Degree Programs
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Major in:
    • Educational Administration
    • English
    • Guidance
    • Filipino
    • Psychology
    • Mathematics
    • Physical Education
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Animal Husbandry
  • Technical (TESDA Accredited) Programs
    • Commercial Cooking NC II
    • Housekeeping NC II
    • Welding (SMAW) NC II
Basic Education Department
  • High School
  • Certificate programs
    • Agri Business
    • Agri-Tourism
    • Agri-Technology
    • Agri-Forestry
    • Agri-Aquaculture
    • Food Technology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Animal Care
    • Farm Management


  1. ^ a b DLSP September 2008 Statistics. Accessed May 26, 2009

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