The University of San Agustin is a private university in Iloilo City, Philippines notable for being the first university in Western Visayas. It was founded in 1904 by the Augustinian

University of San Agustin

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Virtus et Scientia

Established: 15 July 1904

Former Name: Colegio San Agustin de Iloilo

Type: Augustinian, Private

Affiliation: Roman Catholic

President: Rev. Raul M. Marchan, OSA

City: Iloilo City

Province: Iloilo Province

Country: Philippines

Undergrad: Approximately 10,000

Postgrad: Approximately 200

Staff: Approximately 500

Campus: Urban, 20 acres

Mascot: Eagle


Friars under the inspiration of St. Augustine, Doctor and Father of the Church. The University of San Agustin (USA) has continued the rich legacy of scholarship exemplified by St. Augustine, the Library of the Church; Fr. Gregor Johann Mendel, O.S.A., the First Geneticist; and Fr. Manuel Blanco, O.S.A., author of Flora de Filipinas. The university is named in honor of fourth century saint Augustine of Hippo, a key figure in the doctrinal development of Western Christianity and a Doctor of the Church.

The university’s campus, situated in the very heart of the city on General Luna Street, has a modern gymnasium, an auditorium, several conference and seminar rooms, science, computer and speech laboratories, a museum, a bookstore, a library, an instructional media center, and tennis and badminton courts. The university has a diverse student population. Over the years, school enrollment has dramatically increased, resulting in the decision to move the high school department to a new campus in the suburbs of Sambag, Jaro in June 1995.

Vision & Mission StatementEdit


A community of one mind and heart, affirming its position as an excellent center of humanistic, Christian - Augustinian education, committed to promote the common good and the transformation of the person and society


The University of San Agustin is a Catholic Augustinian Educational Institution that aims to propagate the gospel of Christ and ideals of St. Augustine to the youth and the people of Western Visayas Region, the Filipino nation, and the World. It is committed to:

  • Provide a research-based, innovative and fulfilling education;

Enhance the diversity and vitality of its research and extension initiatives;

  • Provide a wholesome atmosphere for an excellent teaching and learning experience in its campuses; and
  • Enhance the competency and welfare of its human resource


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