Ateneo de Davao University

00:12 17 Jan 23
Mental health needs to have more awareness in this school. The lack of attention from faculty to their students can be fatal, and affect many of those around,both fellow classmates, friends and family.
The Y experienceThe Y experience
10:22 10 Jan 23
The school is haven for professors who have made it and their expertise is guaranteed in the students' learning experience. Facilities are great and the school is a reputable institution nationally and internationally. Passing rate is high and employability of graduates is almost always a guarantee. Access (physical) is also great as the school is literally just in front of the Roxas Night Market. Residential spaces abound and are within walking distance.Possible issues:(1) Tuition fee may be a problem for students on a budget (unless with scholarship or other sources of income).(2) The school itself is physically crammed (sporting and other activities are confined to select spaces).(3) The environment may be challenging to some as most students come from well to do families with specific fads, hangouts, and social norms.(4) Professors aren't really mediocre so students who don't give it their all may find difficulty graduating on time especially if enrolled in board courses.
Jasmin AranzadoJasmin Aranzado
07:13 06 Jan 23
guards are very helpful... i went there to ask about ielts exam requirement. it's good to know that they really understand my concern and connect me to the right department to verify information.
Gavin TujanGavin Tujan
10:04 22 Oct 22
I enjoyed it there. I am happy to be studying there.
Alfz BillAlfz Bill
00:58 18 Jul 21
We had our COVID-19 vaccination in this place. The area is big enough to accommodate all of us and the process was smooth. There were various check-ups and interviews and all of these were done in less than an hour. Great!

Any chronicle of Ateneo de Davao University’s past begins with 1948, when American Jesuits, led by Fr. Theodore Daigler, assumed responsibility for St. Peter’s Parochial School then located along Jacinto Street in downtown Davao. With missionary zeal, the American fathers and Filipino scholastics built up Ateneo de Davao from a basic education unit to a small Liberal Arts college for men in 1951. In 1953, women students were welcomed to the college.

Courses leading to college degrees in Liberal Arts and Business were taught in a wooden hall named after St. Robert Bellarmine SJ. (Bellarmine was a 16th century Italian Jesuit bishop who, being an outstanding theologian, lecturer, and writer, was meant to inspire rigorous intellectual pursuit in the service of the Church.)

By the 1960s, the student population had risen enough to warrant the construction of a hall in honor of St. Peter Canisius SJ, a Dutch Jesuit preacher, and writer who defended the Catholic faith among German-speaking peoples of the sixteenth century. Canisius Hall is the oldest existing structure on the campus today.

Canisius Hall witnessed the development of postgraduate Ateneo education—the College of Law in 1961 and the Graduate School in 1968. The College of Law was established ten years after the first college courses were offered. Ranked as one of the Top Ten Law Schools of the country by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, the College of Law has maintained this excellent distinction and tradition for many years. Read more

Ateneo de Davao University

E. Jacinto Street
8016 Davao City

Telephone available only from 8AM to 5PM PHT (+8:00 GMT)
Tel +63 (82) 221.2411
Fax +63 (82) 226.4116

Local numbers for Operator Assistance:
8209, 8210, 8211, 8232, 8362, 8780, 8786




Main Campus mailing address:
Ateneo de Davao University
Roxas Avenue, 8016 Davao City

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Main Campus has the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Governance, School of Engineering and Architecture, School of Education, School of Nursing, College of Law.

High School mailing address:
Ateneo de Davao University – High School
Acacia Street, Matina 8021 Davao City

Grade School mailing address:
Ateneo de Davao University – Grade School
MacArthur Highway, Matina 8021 Davao City

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6/F Community Center of the First Companions, Ateneo de Davao University, Roxas Ave, Poblacion District, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur