De La Salle Araneta University

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De La Salle Araneta University
Pamantasang De La Salle Araneta
Former name
Gregorio Araneta University Foundation
Motto For God and Country
Type Private, Research University
Established 1946(as Araneta Institute of Agriculture)
2002 (as DLSAU)
Affiliation Roman Catholic, De La Salle Brothers
President Dr. Bjorn S. Santos
Administrative staff
Students 3,849[1]
Location Malabon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hymn Alma Mater Hymn
Colors          Green and White
Nickname Araneta Cowboys (2002)
DLSAU Stallions (2015)

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 the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation. Integration of the university with the DLS System started in 1987 until 2002 when it officially became a 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, the 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 services, 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 Republic Act No.6055 concerning the conversion of educational institutions and became known as the Araneta University Foundation. By virtue of a resolution approved by the Board of Trustees in 1978, the university was renamed the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation.

As the curricular programs changed and student population increased, different institutes of learning and disciplines were created. In 1991, the different institutes became "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, making it the seventh member of the system, becoming the De La Salle-Araneta University.

Today, De La Salle Araneta University is a globally-linked Catholic educational institution that offers programs in agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine. It has a Basic Education Department (Elementary School and High School), a College and a 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 confers the following master's degrees: Master of Arts in Education, and Master in Management. The university also offers doctoral degree programs in Philosophy.

In June 2011, the De La Salle Agrivet Sciences Institute, located in Bulacan, was established under the leadership of Br. Narciso S. Erguiza, Jr. FSC. It is a satellite campus of De La Salle Araneta University in Malabon. Its purpose is to be a demonstration site for the university's and DLSP's food, and agriculture science-related programs.

De La Salle Araneta University teams have competed in different sports competitions​ such as Tae Kwon Do, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Table tennis, Badminton and Football.


Basic Education Department
  • Preschool
  • Elementary
  • Junior High School
  • Senior 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
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
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Animal husbandry
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
DLSAU - Lasallian Language Center
Basic Education Department
  • High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
  • Certificate programs
    • Agribusiness
    • Agri-Tourism
    • Agri-Technology
    • Agri-Forestry
    • Agri-Aquaculture
    • Food Technology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Animal Care
    • Farm Management


  1. ^ a b DLSP September 2008 Statistics. Archived May 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed May 26, 2009

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