University of Baguio

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University of Baguio
Pamantasan ng Baguio
Unibersidad ti Baguio
Former names
Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute (1948-1950)
Baguio Technical and Commercial College (1950-1969)
Motto In the Pursuit of Perfection
Type Private, Non-sectarian
Established August 8, 1948
President Prof. Dhanna Kerina Bautista-Rodas
Location General Luna Rd. Baguio City, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines
Hymn UB Loyalty Song
Colors Red and Gray         
Nickname UB
University of Baguio textlogo.png

The University of Baguio (acronym: UB) is a private, Filipino, multidisciplinary, autonomous, ASEAN 2015 and K-12 Ready university located in the City of Baguio, Philippines. The school was founded by Dr. Fernando Gonzaga Bautista and Rosa Castillo Bautista on August 8, 1948 as the Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute with 80 students. The student population as of year 2000 is about 18,000 students in its tertiary, secondary, and primary levels.


From the initial five course offerings of Baguio Tech, the University of Baguio now an autonomous University, offers 21 undergraduate programs, 12 graduate programs and 10 short-term programs where students can choose from, a Preparatory High School, Science High School and a Grade School. It has grown to be an institution of close to 18,000 students and more than 400 faculty members. It now counts 12 buildings, which house 11 colleges, two high schools, and one elementary school.

The university acquires various modern facilities and equipment such as a science, technical, and computer laboratories, libraries, multi-purpose and function halls, an audio-visual center, a 2,000-seat gymnasium, a small swimming pool, a fitness gym, a dental/medical laboratory, x-ray laboratory, a research center, and a community outreach center.


  • Business Administration and Accountancy
  • School of Dentistry
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Law
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Teacher Education

Basic Education[edit]

Presidents of
University of Baguio
President Term
Dr. Fernando G. Bautista 1969-1971
Dr. Fernando C. Bautista Jr. 1971-1980
Dr. Reinaldo C. Bautista 1980-1989
Atty. Wilfredo Wi 1989-1992
Dr. Virgilio C. Bautista 1992-2004
Engr. Herminio C. Bautista 2004-2009
Mr. Johann Ben A. Bautista 2009–present

University of Baguio Laboratory Elementary School

University of Baguio Preparatory High School
The University of Baguio High School, popularly known as UB High School, is the Mother-department of the University of Baguio. The high school department was established at the same year the university was born, 1948. Since then, it has become one of Baguio's most prominent and leading high schools.[1]

University of Baguio Science High School
The University of Baguio Science High School, otherwise known as Science High, is the science department of the university. In 1963, sixth grade students from the high school (and some from the city) took a special examination. Passers of the test were put in one class called the Special Science Scholars Section or SSSS. Following the test, an annual scholarship examination was administered for the best and brightest pupils. Thus, in 1967, the University of Baguio Science High School ushered its first graduates. In 1970, the UB Science High Schools received its legal recognition and has since then become the pioneer of Science Education and first-class learning in the country. It has also become one of Asia's best and competitive schools. (Main article: University of Baguio Science High School)

The first true high school varsity team, the Greyhounds, is well known in the local sporting circles. The first true mixed youth choir in Baguio, the Sonus Juventus. The first socially relevant programs conducted in a secondary school, the Immersion Camps and Outreach, were started in the Science High.[1]


The University of Baguio is home to an assortment of athletic organizations. The UB Cardinals is the head name of various sports in the school-basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, chess, and athletics. Soccer was once a major sport in the university but was removed recently.

UB is also in partnership with the multi-award winning taekwondo team of Baguio, the Baguio Defenders. UB also has a national award-winning team of Arnisadors or Arnis players and judo players.

The university is a member of the Baguio-Benguet Educational Athletic League or BBEAL along with several top universities in the city.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1] University of Baguio Site