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University of Santo Tomas - Legazpi

Legazpi City, Albay, Bicol Region


  • Type: Private University

  • Entrance exam: Required

  • Religious affiliation: Catholic

  • Term structure: Semester

  • School year: starts in June

Tuition Fees

Bachelor's degree:

₱ 40,000-50,000 per year

Master's degree:

₱ 24,000 per year

Courses Offered


Based on the Weighted Board Exams Ranking

Rank in Albay 3rd out of 5 schools View
Rank in Bicol Region 14th out of 17 schools View
Rank in Philippines 217 out of 273 schools View

Board Exams Performance

Displaying the passing rates of First Time Examinees only.

Based on the results of the past 4 exams of each board exam.

Exam Passing Rates (First Timers) Rank in Philippines
Electronics Technicians Board Exam 64% Below Average 123 of 155 schools
Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher 57% Above Average 279 of 1044 schools
Architect Licensure Exam 50% Poor 59 of 71 schools
Civil Engineering Licensure Exam 38% Below Average 140 of 208 schools
Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam 17% Below Average 123 of 165 schools
CPA Licensure Exam 13% Average 200 of 387 schools
Master Plumber Licensure Exam 0% Poor 125 of 127 schools


Address: University of Santo Tomas - Legazpi, Rawis, Legazpi City, Albay

Scholarships at Aquinas University of Legazpi

1. Entrance Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to high school honor students (certified by the school head and recommended by the Dean of the College to which he/she is applying for) in the form of free tuition fee (TF) for one (1) semester only.

• Valedictorian - 100% discount in TF only
• Salutatorian - 50% discount in TF only

2. Academic Scholarship

Academically gifted students of the University who carry at least 18-academic unit-load during the semester and has not obtained a grade below 80% in any subject is entitled to a tuition fee discount for one semester.

• 90% to 94.99% - 50% discount in TF only
• 95% & above - 100% discount in TF only

3. Rector's Scholarship

This is awarded to poor but deserving students based on a competitive examination. The Rector has the prerogative to approve any Rector's grantee who enjoy's 100% discount on TF and other fees based on the criteria set for this purpose.

4. Dance Troupe Grant-in-Aid

Qualified members of the Aquinas University Dance Troupe are entitled to a differentiated fee discount based on the recommendation of the Dance Troupe Director.

5. University Chorale Grant-in-Aid

Qualified members of the Aquinas University Chorale are entitled to a differentiated fee discount based on the recommendation of the Director of the Chorale.

6. S.T.A.G.E. Grant-in-Aid

Recognized artists of the University are entitled to a differentiated tuition fee discount based on the recommendation of the Center for Culture and the Arts Director.

7. Student Assistantship Program

This is awarded to poor but deserving students based on a competitive examination conducted by the Office of Student Development Services. A student in the program works 24-hrs/week in various work placements in the University. He/She is entitled to a 100% discount in miscellaneous and tuition fees for a maximum carrying load of 24 units or it's equivalent.

8. Financial Grants From Government Agencies

• DOST-Merit Scholarship
• Loan Programs
• etc.

9. Pre-paid Tuition Fee Plans

Pre-paid Educational Plans

• Insular Life, are accepted upon proper evaluation
• etc.

10. Student Grants

• Students of USVA
• Students of CCDI
• other beneficiaries of private agencies are accommodated upon proper agreement

11. AQUI Grants (SHS and SPA)

• SHSAT/AUHSAT First placer
• Academic Scholarship
• Entrance Scholarship (for Valedictorians and Salutatorians)