A Commitment to the COmmon Good
Developing our students into competent and responsible professionals, leaders and citizens, endowing them with a nationalist perspective, attuning them to the changing global economy and society.
A Climate of Academic Freedom
Explore the limits of the mind and the imagination. Put forward new perspectives, express diverse opinions, and test their validity in discussion and debate.
A Caring and Conducive Environment
Our professors are genuinely interested in the academic and personal welfare of their students. There is close interaction between faculty and students. Intellectual abilities and moral values are continuously enhanced.
Enrichment through the Arts
Cultural interests are never neglected. Concerts and art exhibits by national artists are regularly held. Students are actively involved in creative projects.
A Spiritual Dimension to Learning
In the rush of day-today living, there is need to stop and rest, meditate on the values and norms that ennoble human existence.
About Kalayaan College
Every year, 70,000 high school students all over the Philippines take the University of the Philippines College Admissions Test (UPCAT) for acceptance in the country's premiere state university.
U.P. can only admit a limited number of students. U.P. colleges impose quotas on admission according to the size of their faculty and facilities. The Diliman campus, for instance, can only admit 3,285 students every year.
Kalayaan College (KC) is a private, non-sectarian institution founded by U.P. professors committed to delivering U.P. quality education.
Through a Memorandum of Agreement with U.P. Diliman, Kalayaan College faculty consists of U.P. professors and teachers.
Dr. Jose V. Abueva, former U.P. President, together with senior U.P. professors, believe in nurturing more students with U.P. quality education and developing them into future intellectual icons and leaders of the country.
Parents who dream of sending their children to the University of the Philippines can now expand their vision and send their children to Kalayaan College.
Accepting applicants for the First Semester AY 2017-2018
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