Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU), an institution of higher learning, prides itself on its long tradition of academic excellence as well as on the distinction of being the Philippines’ first private non-sectarian QS StarsTM rated university and recipient of the Philippine Quality Award for Commitment to Quality Management. Certified ISO 9001:2008 and 14001 Environment Management System by Societe General de Surveillance. LPU is also one of the 50 universities in the country to be granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education.
Inspired by the ideals of its founder, former Philippine President, Dr. Jose P. Laurel, LPU is committed to the advancement of his philosophy and values: Veritas et Fortitudo" (Truth and Fortitude) and "Pro Deo et Patria" (for God and country).
Founded in 1952, LPU continues its drive towards academic excellence and quality education with International Accreditations as the First University in the Philippines to be granted Full International Accreditation for Hotel & Restaurant Management and Tourism (Undergraduate and Graduate Programs) by International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and Philippines’ First Educational Institution certified by Investors-in-People International with the Silver Award.
LPU was also the Philippines’ First Center of Excellence for Customs Administration and granted Centers of Excellence for Hotel & Restaurant Management, Business Administration, Customs Administration and Tourism.
LPU is an IQuAME Category A Teaching University and was deputized for Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) by CHED.
In addition, all of LPU’s programs are accredited by PACUCOA and certified by Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).