Ateneo de Manila University

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Ateneo de Manila University
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Motto
Lux in Domino
Motto in English
Light in the Lord
TypePrivate
Established1859
Academic affiliation
ACUCA, ASEACCU, AUN, JCEAO, UAAP, UPEACE
PresidentBienvenido Nebres
Students11,465
Undergraduates7,533
Postgraduates3,932
Location
Quezon City, Metro Manila
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ColorsBlue      White     
AthleticsUAAP
NicknameBlue Eagles
MascotBlue Eagle
Websitewww.ateneo.edu

The Ateneo de Manila University (also called "Ateneo de Manila" or simply "the Ateneo") is a private university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. Its main campus is at Loyola Heights in Quezon City, Metro Manila. It offers elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate level education. It teaches many things, for example Arts, Humanities, Business, Law, Social Sciences, Theology, and Pure and Applied Sciences.

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The Ateneo de Manila University has three campuses in Metro Manila. Several thousand teachers teach students of different ages, from elementary to postgraduate. The Loyola Schools have around 7,500 undergraduate students and around 3,000 graduate students, making the Ateneo small, in number of students, compared to many other Philippine universities.

The University began in 1859 when the City of Manila turned over the Escuela Municipal, a public primary school in Intramuros, to Spanish Jesuits. The school took the name Ateneo when it began teaching secondary education in 1865, and it has since grown into a university.