University Profile

Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), is an institution of higher learning, prides itself on its long tradition of academic excellence and is a recipient of the Philippine Quality Award for Commitment to Quality Management. A certified ISO 9001:2015 and 14001 Environment Management System by Societe General de Surveillance. LPU is one of the 71 universities in the country to be granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education. 

Inspired by the ideals of its founder, former Philippine President, Dr. Jose P. Laurel, LPU is committed to the advancement of his philosophy and values: Veritas et Fortitudo” (Truth and Fortitude) and “Pro Deo et Patria” (for God and country). 

Founded in 1952, LPU continues its drive towards academic excellence and quality education with International Accreditations as the First University in the Philippines to be granted Full International Accreditation for Hotel & Restaurant Management and Tourism (Undergraduate and Graduate Programs) by International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and Philippines’ First Educational Institution certified by Investors-in-People International with the Silver Award. 

For the next forty-three years, it was this chosen son, Sotero, who nurtured the school and made it grow beyond Manila into the provinces. In 1966, he founded the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas followed by Lyceum of the Philippines-Laguna in 2000. Both campuses are now headed by Senator Laurel’s fourth son Dr. Peter P. Laurel. 

In 2008, another campus in Cavite was established. Senator Laurel’s eldest son, Atty. Roberto P. Laurel, heads the Manila, Makati and Cavite campuses. In 2019, LPU Davao was established headed by Dr. Peter P. Laurel. 

LPU was also the Philippines’ First Center of Excellence for Customs Administration and granted Centers of Excellence for Hotel & Restaurant Management, Business Administration, Customs Administration and Tourism. 

LPU is an IQuAME Category A Teaching University and was deputized for Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) by CHED. 

In addition, all LPU’s programs are accredited by PACUCOA and certified by Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). 

Through the years, the university considerably gained global reach. Our culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. We are dedicated to first-rate education while making ground-breaking discoveries. Our students are integral parts in our pursuit of nation building. 

LPU Manila is located in the heart of Intramuros, rich in its history, landmarks, museums, and facilities for leisure. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, passionate about teaching, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. With an average class size of 40, we cultivate a rich student-faculty relationship which remains common and collaborative. 

Our Alumni make us proud. They are leaders and innovators in the many professions and achievements that shape our society today. Lyceans are proud contributors in the different sectors of our modern world, in arts and sciences, business, international tourism and hospitality, international relations, and technology. We invite you to explore your future career and opportunities that are aligned with LPU’s philosophy of truth and fortitude, for God and country.