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University of Makati
Unibersidad ng Makati
Pamantasan ng Makati
Motto "Aim High, UMak"
Type Public
Established 1972
President Tomas Lopez, Jr.
Location Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Hymn UMak Hymn
Colors Royal Blue      and Yellow     
Nickname UMak
Affiliations ALCU, UCSAA, NAASCU
Mascot Great Brave Herons

The University of Makati (Filipino: Unibersidad ng Makati or Pamantasan ng Makati), popularly known as UMak is a public, locally funded city-flagship university in Makati City, National Capital Region, Philippines.

The educational institution is the first university in the Philippines which piloted the Senior High School Modelling Program of the Department of Education in 2012.

UMak is the country's first ISO certified local university, certified in 4 processes such as Admission, Registration, Releasing of Grades and Issuance of Transcript of Records.


The University of Makati was established as the Makati Polytechnic Community College in 1972 through Municipal Resolution No. 242 Ordinance No. 64. Its status was elevated in 1987 to that of a full-pledged college, and was then renamed Makati College. It was merged with the former Fort Andres Bonifacio College which led to the elevation of the college to a university on January 10, 1990.[1]

By virtue of Municipal Ordinance No. 433, the Pamantasan ng Makati became a chartered university on December 19, 1991 under the administration of Jejomar Binay. On August 27, 2002, City Ordinance 2002-111 was approved amending City Ordinance No. 99-126 revising the Pamantasan ng Makati Charter to change the official name of Pamantasan ng Makati to University of Makati.[1]

Buildings and Facilities[edit]

University of Makati, J.P. Rizal Extension, Brgy. West Rembo, Makati

The University is located in J.P. Rizal Extension, West Rembo, Makati that stands on a lot along near Fort Bonifacio and facing the Makati Park and Garden and Pasig River. The university consists of the Academic Building 1,2 & 3, Administrative Building, a new-established 12-storey Health and Physical Science Building (HPSB) and the University of Makati Stadium which served as one of the venues of the United Football League and Clear Football: Dream Match.

Colleges and Centers (AY 2017-2018)[edit]

  • College of Allied Health Studies (COAHS)
  • College of Arts and Letters (CAL)
  • College of Business and Financial Science (CBFS)
  • College of Computer Science (CCS)
  • College of Education (COE)
  • College of Construction Sciences and Civil Engineering (CCSCE)
  • College of Technology Management (CTM)
  • College of Governance and Public Policy (CGPP)
  • College of Maritime Leadership Innovation (CMLI)
  • College of Science (COS)
  • Center of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM)
  • Center of Human Kinesthetics (CHK)
  • Design Center for Nation Building (DCNB)
  • Higher School ng UMak (HSU)
  • School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE)/ (Center of Work Place Based Learning)
  • (College of Law)

UMak-MInD Center and Dual Training System (DTS)[edit]

The UMak-Medical Informatics Development (MIND) Center program is the first and only industry-academe partnership program in the country for health informatics advocacy, training, implementation and research and development. The UMak-MInD Center is in collaboration with E-Health Records International. The Dual Training System (DTS) of the College of Technology Management offers a 3 year multi skilled program for Industrial Facilities Technology (IFT) since 2002. The DTS strategy was eventually adapted for the 4 years bachelor courses in Building Technology Management and Bachelor in Electrical Technology, which were developed in partnership with the Philippine Building Administrators' Association (PABA).

Performance in Licensure Board Examinations[edit]

Consistently, UMak's percentage of passers in the Licensure Board Exams (CPA, Nursing, Teachers, Master Electrician, etc.) is higher compared to the national passing rate.

UMak College of Allied Health Studies produced numerous Nurse Licensure Examination Top-notchers. Denise Claudia Mangiliman and Betty Chua Chung, both College of Nursing Batch 2007 graduates, placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the December 2007 Nursing Board.

UMak College of Accountancy created history last October 2010 as 25 Accounting students passed the CPA Licensure Exam, the highest quantity of CPA passer in the history of UMak in one board exam taking. Last May 2011 CPA Board Exam, 10 UMak students passed for an outstanding 50% passing rate. 19 students passed the October 2011 CPA Board Examination. KRISTOFFERSON ISAR DELA CRUZ of University of Makati (UMak) College of Accountancy (COA) is ranked number five out of 2,132 passers with a rating of 89.43% and UMak has achieved 56% passing rate vs. 35.78% national passing rate in the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Licensure Examination held last May 10 to 11 and May 17 to 18 in Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Legazpi.


The varsity team of the University of Makati are the UMak's Great Brave Herons. The school's athletic program participated in the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) and the Association of Local Colleges and Universities Games. UMak is the 7-peat overall champion of ALCU Games. UMak is also one of the founding member of the newest collegiate league in the country, the University, Colleges and Schools Athletic Association (UCSAA).

Among the athletes of UMak are the following:

  • Jasmin Figueroa - an archer who participated at the 2004 Athens Olympics. During the Olympics, she defeated former World Champion Natalia Valeeva of Italy. She was also a gold medalist at the South East Asian Games.
  • Edwin Asoro - led the university in the finals of NAASCU in 2002. The 6'4" Asoro was drafted by the Barako Bull during the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2009 rookie draft. He was a part of the Philippine under-20 national basketball team that competed in the 2004 Asian Basketball Championship. Asoro played at the wing and power forward positions during his stint with the Bulldogs in the UAAP and Harbour Centre and Oracle in the Philippine Basketball League.
  • Rachelle Anne Cabral - a South East Asian Games Gold Medalist in archery.
  • Ayssa Dalida - a squash player who represented the Philippines at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.
  • Charlene Gillego - one of the draftees, an annual event in the PSL calendar in which teams can acquire new players outside the league which are not free agents in an agreed-upon order. The inaugural draft was held in April 2, 2014 at the NBA Café at SM Aura in Taguig City. She was a fourth pick in the second round. She is now a member of Cagayan Valley Rising Suns.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Ramon Galicia, current municipal mayor of Alcantara, Romblon. Awarded last 2010 UMAK Grand Alumni Reunion as the most outstanding UMak alumni in the field of Public Service.
  • Hector U. Santos Jr., CPA, awarded last 2010 UMAK Grand Alumni Reunion as the most outstanding alumni in the field of Finance & Management. Graduated Magna Cum Laude (2004 Valedictorian) with the degree of BS Accountancy. Former SGV auditor and finance head of Lazada. Founder/CEO of H.U. Santos, CPA & Associates and a CPA reviewer in various universities in the Philippines.
  • Rene Mostrales, head of the Government Electronics Surveillance System in Kuwait; graduate of the College of Technology Management, major in Electronics batch 1977.
  • Arthur Ignacio, sheriff in Los Angeles County, California; graduated from the College of Local Government Management, major in Political Science batch 2000.
  • Marlo Gile, a CPA reviewer in UMak and Internal Audit Head of SEA AIR Group of Companies. BS Accountancy graduate batch 2005.


  1. ^ a b "History of the University of Makati" (PDF). University of Makati. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 

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