Central Philippine University College of Medicine, Philippines

CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY is a non-stock, non-profit Christian Institution of higher learning, where a well-rounded program of education is offered under influences that strengthen faith and build up character.

It was founded in 1905 as the Jaro Industrial School by missionaries of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society. It started as an Elementary Vocational School for poor boys who worked for their board and tuition.

In 1915, the first two years of high school were opened. In 1920, the third and fourth year classes were added and the following year the first batch of high School graduates were turned out.

To satisfy the growing desire of young people for education, a junior college was opened in 1923 and the name of the school was changed to Central Philippine College. The senior college was established in 1936 and by 1940 five degrees were offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Religious Education.

April 1, 1953, was an important landmark in the whole CPU story. On that day the ardent dream of thousands of alumni and the long line of American and Filipino pioneers became a reality: Central Philippine College gained university status and became Central Philippine University.

The CPU’s main campus sits on a 24 hectare (59.30 acres) of land in the district of Jaro in Iloilo City, a laid back yet urban and away from the distraction of the bustling city center and metropolis of Iloilo, which is dubbed as the City of Love or Emerging Museum City. CPU’s main campus is a veritable community by itself with more than 30 buildings and dotted by Acacia and Palm trees.

The Central Philippine University (CPU) Libraries are composed of Henry Luce III Library  (Main Library) and the following Department Libraries:  College of Law at the second floor of the New Valentine Building, the High School Library at the second floor of the New High School Complex   and the Elementary Library at the ground floor of the Elementary School Building. The Theology Library and the Graduate Studies Library are housed at the Main Library.

The Main Library can seat 1,300 persons; High School Library, 150; Elementary Library, 125; College of Law, 30, and the Graduate Studies Satellite Library, 30. The total seating capacity of the University Libraries is 1,650. The Library follows the Dewey Decimal Classification system.

Address : Half Moon Dr, Lopez, Iloilo City, 5000 Iloilo, Philippines.

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