University of Baguio

The University of Baguio (UB) is a private, Filipino, multidisciplinary, autonomous, ASEAN 2015 and K-12 Ready university in Baguio City, Philippines. It 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 in 2018 was about 18,000 in its tertiary level.

University of Baguio
Pamantasan ng Baguio
Unibersidad ti Baguio
Former names
Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute
Baguio Technical and Commercial College
MottoIn the Pursuit of Perfection
TypePrivate, Non-sectarian Research Coeducational Basic and Higher education institution
EstablishedAugust 8, 1948
FoundersDr. Fernando G. Bautista
Rosa C. Bautista

Student Population :

Estimated (2018) 
18,000 Tertiary
ChairmanLylah Rose B. Soliman
PresidentDr. Dhanna Kerina Bautista-Rodas
General Luna Rd. Baguio City
Alma Mater songUB Loyalty Song
ColorsRed      and      Gray
Sporting affiliations
Sportsbasketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, chess, and athletics
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From the initial five course offerings of Baguio Tech, the University of Baguio now an autonomous University, offering 21 undergraduate programs, 12 graduate programs, and 10 short-term programs; 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 has modern facilities and equipment such as science, technical, and computer laboratories; libraries; multi-purpose and function halls; an audio-visual center; a 3,500-seat gymnasium and a fitness gym; an olympic size swimming pool; 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 educationEdit

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 2009–2015
Dr. Dhanna Kerina Bautista-Rodas 2015–present

University of Baguio Laboratory Elementary SchoolEdit

University of Baguio Preparatory High School [1]Edit

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 as university: 1948. Since then, it has become one of Baguio's most prominent and leading high schools. The preparatory school holds and joins many extracurricular activities like The Yuletide bliss, and High school day.

The school provides many clubs for all students to pick from.

  • Newslite and Sinag (School papers)
  • Public Speaking
  • Arnis
  • Social Link
  • Table Tennis
  • Chess
  • Taekwondo
  • Math (Varsity Team)
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Swimming

Many astounding athletes attend UB Prep. and compete in many local, regional, national, and most importantly international competitions. University of Baguio Preparatory High School has an impressive girls volleyball team that is prominently known that participate in many tournaments in Baguio.[1]

University of Baguio Science High SchoolEdit

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 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 is the Sonus Juventus. The first socially relevant programs conducted in a secondary school is the Immersion Camps and Outreach.[1]


The University of Baguio is home to an assortment of athletic organizations. The UB Cardinals is the head name of many teams 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 in partnership with the multi-award-winning taekwondo team of Baguio, the Baguio Defenders. UB 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 linksEdit


  1. ^ a b c [1] University of Baguio site