Ensuring quality tertiary education for your kids is one way of reducing the uncertainty of their future. Since most good colleges price their tuition fees at a premium, having a ballpark figure of how much you need to prepare for the incoming school year is helpful for any parent. In today’s Brittany article, we’ll talk about the colleges and universities with the most expensive tuition fees in the Philippines. If you want only the best for your children, you can’t go wrong with these.
1. Least Expensive Tuition Fees: Assumption College (Makati City)
Assumption College may have the least expensive tuition fee on this list, but you are assured of the quality of the programs it offers.
Just like other schools founded by religious congregations, Assumption College boasts a long and rich history. Notable alumni of this all-girls institution include former President Cory Aquino and Senator Grace Poe, among many others.
Its Marie Eugenie School of Innovative Learning offers programs in Communication, Psychology, Interior Design, Performing Arts, and Education. The Milleret School of Business and Management for Women offers degrees in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy.
2. San Beda University (Manila)
San Beda University was Established in 1901 and is still one of the Top Universities.
Another private Catholic institution, San Beda University was established in 1901 by Benedictine monks.
Dedicated to catholic education, the school has since expanded to include a satellite campus in Taytay, Rizal, that provides basic education and an autonomous campus in Alabang known as San Beda College Alabang.
The University offers undergraduate degrees in the Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Medicine, and Law. They also offer graduate programs in Business, Law and Liturgy.
This premier Filipino Catholic institution located along Katipunan Avenue offers higher education for women in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Entrepreneurship, and Accountancy, and Education.
If you’re worried about making your girls adjust to different environments as they progress through elementary, high school, and then college, Miriam College is a great choice. The institution offers academic programs from pre-elementary to postgraduate levels, which means you can entrust them to Miriam College for their entire schooling.
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4. Expensive Tuition Fees: Ateneo de Manila University (Quezon City)
Established by Jesuits in 1859, Ateneo de Manila University is one of the oldest schools in the country. As a research institution, ADMU has established itself as a widely recognized private university. It consistently ranks high in the QS World University Rankings for Asia, second only to the University of the Philippines. This list includes the top 1,000 universities in Asia, 14 of which are in the Philippines.
While the university also provides primary and secondary education as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs in social sciences, natural sciences, engineering and business, humanities remains the critical field of Ateneo education due to their Jesuit liberal arts tradition.
Also, one of the most desirable features of ADMU is that it does not have a school uniform. Your children mix and match all the Italian brands in their wardrobe and find their personal style while attending this university,
Also known by its former name, Mapúa Institute of Technology, Mapúa University is located inside the walled city of Intramuros. This private, non-sectarian higher education institution is the dream school of every aspiring engineer in the country.
It boasts the record of having the most accredited engineering and computing programs in just a single campus in the country. Just like ADMU, Mapúa also belongs in the QS World University Rankings for Asia.
However, it’s important to know that, unlike most tertiary institutions that offer binary academic terms, Mapúa implements the quarter system or Quarterm. This means that there are four terms to be completed in each academic year.
If your kids are going through four academic terms in a year, the one-week to two-week break they have can be spent at Brittany’s The Grand Quartier at Crosswinds, with its relaxing view of the Laguna de Bay, Manila Bay, and the hills of Tagaytay.
6. Information and Communications Technology Academy (Makati City)
Stylized as iACADEMY, the Information and Communications Technology Academy is another non-sectarian institution in the country that was first founded in 2002. Currently, it specializes in computing, design, and business-related fields. Degrees they offer include Software Engineering, Computer Science, Web Development, Game Development, Marketing Management, and more.
Most notably, the academy is one of the few schools in the Philippines that offer a degree in Animation. They were also featured in the International Business Magazine, a UAE-based publication, as the Best New School for Music Production and Technology in the Philippines.
7. University of Asia and the Pacific (Pasig City)
Originally, the University of Asia and the Pacific was established as the Center for Research and Communication (CRC). This was a private institution that conducted both social and economic research, as well as offered economics programs.
Since then, the UA&P has transformed into a private, non-profit university, with the introduction of additional colleges and programs and the doctrinal formation by the Catholic institution, the Opus Dei.
Currently, UA&P offers a total of 27 programs: 11 of which are for graduate degrees. Interestingly, it also has offers integrated programs that allow students to get Master’s degrees much faster than any other university with the most expensive tuition fees in the Philippines. You can choose from two options: the 5-Year Program, which allows incoming freshmen to earn their Master’s within five years, and the 6-Year Integrated Program, which allows incoming senior high schoolers to earn their Master’s within six years.
8. De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) (Manila)
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is a private university under the De La Salle Brothers congregation. It’s also a member institution of De La Salle Philippines, a network of 16 De La Salle educational institutions in the country.
In the 1980s, CSB was established as a night school for DLSU’s working students. Now, it has become an autonomous Lasallian educational institution. Using a “learner-centered instruction” approach, this college offers both degree and non-degree programs in the arts, design, management, and business, and service industries.
Some of the specific degree programs it offers include animation, export management, digital filmmaking, fashion design and merchandising, music production, game design and development, and consular and diplomatic affairs.
9. Expensive Tuition Fees: De La Salle University (Manila)
Tuition Fee: ~Php 225,000 to P300,000 per year
Founded in 1911, De La Salle University (DLSU) is a Catholic research university and the flagship constituent of De La Salle Philippines.
DLSU has the most expensive tuition fees among the UAAP schools. The university also holds a spot in the QS World University Rankings for Asia next to ADMU. Through the years, it has established itself as one of the top universities in the country, long past its exclusive all-boys basic education beginnings.
The Green Archers, a nickname for DLSU students, are offered undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, computer studies, economics, education, engineering, law, liberal arts, and science.
And if you want to shy away from the urban chaos of Metro Manila, DLSU also has a campus in Binãn, Laguna, which is only about half an hour away from Brittany Sta. Rosa.
Enderun Colleges is a non-sectarian undergraduate college established in 2005 by a group of business and community leaders. Owning up to the grand history of its name inspiration, the institution is located in a 1.7-hectare campus inside the central business district Bonifacio Global City. They have international education-level classes.
The institution also offers Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and the multidisciplinary environmental course Sustainability. However, its specialization has always been in International Hospitality Management. In fact, the university is partnered with the Swiss Les Roches International School of Hotel Management.
This means that the expensive tuition fee you’re going to pay can allow you to gain a Les Roches certification and give you the option to complete your degree in Switzerland or Spain.
So if hosting a virtual wine tasting at home is your style, Enderun’s Hotel Management might just be for you.
11. Most Expensive Tuition Fees: Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU) (Las Piñas)
Founded in 1998, Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU) is the first international university in the Philippines. As the only tertiary transnational educational institution in the country, SISFU provides international curricula and qualifications. They have international education packages.
With its transnational background and affiliations, and partnerships with colleges, universities, and education programs abroad, SISFU offers its students the opportunity to take their final year abroad and are awarded diplomas from these foreign institutions.
Additionally, SISFU offers its students experiential learning, including the practical aspects of the curriculum. Most of the paid internships are done overseas, like the United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Switzerland, and the Middle East. Luckily, this means that if the internship gets a bit too stressful, your child can unwind in some of the most luxurious malls around the world.
With SISFU being in the south, you can easily choose from some of the most luxurious houses in the Philippines located in Brittany’s Vista Alabang enclaves or at the La Posada.
With kids, it’s crucial to plan for the long term. It doesn’t matter if your child is only in elementary school right now. Preparing for four or more years of tertiary education, as well as all their housing and other needs, is no small matter.
Not only do you have to plan for the expensive tuition fees that come with getting a higher education, but you also need to check out houses and lots for sale for your child. Ideally, these should be near the campus so that they can avoid the hassles of daily transportation.
Since it may be challenging to provide your incoming college student a house and lot in the middle of Metro Manila, you can turn to condos for sale instead. Condos are practically a dime a dozen in the Metro, allowing your child to still practice a luxurious condo lifestyle. Brittany offers beautiful properties in Tagaytay, Sta. Rosa, Alabang, and Sucat, Muntinlupa that might fit your kids’ needs later on.