De La Salle University - Manila is an internationally recognized Catholic university established by the Brothers of the Christian Schools in 1911.
Inspired by the charism of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the University harmonizes faith and life with contemporary knowledge to nurture a community of distinguished and morally upright scholars who generate and propagate new knowledge for human development and social transformation.
As a resource of Church and Nation, the institution endeavors to form Lasallian Achievers for God and Country who will lead in building a just, peaceful, stable and progressive Filipino nation.
Guided by this Vision, the University will become a leading research university in Southeast Asia. With its corps of eminent faculty ably supported by visionary leaders and technology-enabled professional services, the institution will offer excellent multidisciplinary programs and build a community of learners and scholars who value the pursuit of new knowledge within the perspective of Christian ideals and values.
In an academic environment permeated by excellence and scholarship, the institution will train leaders, competent professionals, scholars, researchers and entrepreneurs, who will participate actively in improving the quality of life in Philippine society.
Teaching, research and community service are the main thrusts of De La Salle University-Manila. Its tradition of excellence has been acknowledged by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) with the conferment of ten (10) Centers of Excellence and several Centers of Development awards.
Recently, DLSU-Manila has also been recognized as one of the best universities in the world, and within Asia at the start of the new millennium.
In addition, the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) awarded De La Salle University-Manila Level IV status. DLSU-Manila is the first university to be given the highest accreditation.
Imbued with the traditions of Religio, Mores and Cultura, students are trained to be Christian achievers for God and country. Upon leaving the University, they join the professional world secure in the knowledge that they possess the needed intellectual flexibility combined with refined skills. These are top factors for consideration in the job market and post-graduate studies.
DLSU-Manila welcomes high school graduates, college transferees, second undergraduate degree applicants and postgraduate degree applicants. The University is accessible to high-achieving students despite financial incapacity.