One of the largest universities in Asia, the modern University of the East fills many blocks in the Sampaloc district of Metro Manila. It offers courses in a huge range of disciplines, from medicine to fine arts, computer technology to law and dentistry. The University of the East is a private university and has expanded from its main Sampaloc campus to two satellite campuses on Luzon Island.
The main campus is located in Sampaloc’s University Belt, along Claro M. Recto Avenue. Facilities are spread across 12 buildings, connected by the open space of the Tan Yan Kee Garden. Students fill the surrounding area, and there are many establishments to find a quick meal or coffee. Located in Caloocan City, the University of the East Caloocan offers a similar range of courses. Another satellite facility, the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center can be found in Quezon and focuses on the medical sciences.
Sampaloc is well connected to the rest of Metro Manila by the LRT system. Alight at Legarda LRT Station for the main University of the East campus. Regular jeepneys also run past the campus along Claro M. Recto Avenue.
The University of the East was fully established in 1951 and had more than 60,000 students enrolled by 1960. It continues to enjoy autonomous status as well as being amongst the largest education institutions in Asia.