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Top 10 Largest Campuses in Metro Manila in Terms of Land Area

Summer is almost over and the start of classes is already at hand. Everyone is already preparing as they go back to their respective campuses.

Most students choose to study in schools that are capable of accommodating a huge population; the bigger the campus, the better. It is somehow an implication that there is more room for opportunities and growth. It is a good thing that Metro Manila has plenty of these colleges and universities that are sure to meet the students’ needs.

Here are the top 10 largest campuses in Metro Manila in terms of land area:

  1. Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Taguig

PUP Taguig campus is the same size as the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Location: General Santos Ave., Taguig City

Size: 10 hectares

  1. San Beda College – Mendiola

Mendiola St. is the home of many colleges and universities that form the University Belt. Among these campuses, San Beda College is the largest in terms of land area.

Location: Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila City

Size: 10.7 hectares


  1. Olivarez College – Paranaque City

Ranked as top 19 in the list of 20 biggest campuses in the Philippines in terms of land area is Olivarez College. In Metro Manila, it has the 8th place.

Location: Dr. A. Santos Ave., Sucat, Paranaque City

Size: 11 hectares


  1. University of the Philippines – Manila

UP – Manila holds the record for the 4th biggest UP campus in the Philippines and the 7th in Metro Manila.

Location: Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila City

Size: 14 hectares


  1. Far Eastern University – FERN Quezon City

The largest FEU campus to date, the FERN campus can accommodate 3 FEU – Manila campuses.

Location: Sampaguita Ave., Quezon City

Size: 15 hectares


  1. Miriam College

Katipunan Ave. is a major avenue in Quezon City. One of the most renowned and successful schools in the district is Miriam College.

Location: Katipunan Ave., Quezon City

Size: 18 hectares

  1. Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa

The largest state university in the Philippines in terms of enrollment, PUP Sta. Mesa is also one of the biggest universities in the country with reference to its size.

Location: Anonas, Santa Mesa, Quezon City

Size: 19.2 hectares


  1. University of Santo Tomas – Manila

Considered as one of the world’s largest Catholic universities, UST is the largest university in the city of Manila in terms of land area.

Location: Espana Boulevard, Manila City

Size: 21.5 hectares


  1. Ateneo de Manila University

The prestigious school where the Philippines’ national hero, Jose Rizal, graduated is bigger than SM Mall of Asia by 41 hectares. Also, Luneta Park, which is one of the largest parks in Southeast Asia, can fit inside the university.

Location: Katipunan Ave., Quezon City

Size: 83 hectares


  1. University of the Philippines – Diliman

The top 10 to 2 biggest universities in the Philippines in terms of size even when combined together will still fit inside UP Diliman. It can accommodate almost 15 La Mesa Ecopark in its expanse.

Location: Diliman, Quezon City

Size: 493 hectares


These vast schools are truly preferred by almost everyone who wants to study in Metro Manila. In fact, many students opt to live in a place nearby these campuses for convenience. Nowadays, condominiums are the most preferred place to take up residence while studying. Moreover, there are a lot of other properties you can choose from that are near these universities and colleges.

Is your campus included in the list? Do you know other universities or colleges in Metro Manila that are immense in size? Share it with us in the comments section.

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