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Ateneo de Manila University
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Lux in Domino
Motto in English
Light in the Lord
Type Private
Established 1859
Academic affiliation
President Bienvenido Nebres
Students 11,465
Undergraduates 7,533
Postgraduates 3,932
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Colors Blue      White     
Athletics UAAP
Nickname Blue Eagles
Mascot Blue Eagle

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.


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.

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