Colegio de San Juan de Letran

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Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Founder Don Juan Geromino Guerrero
Address 151 Muralla St. Intramuros manila

Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) (also as San Juan de Letran College (SJLC), Letran College (LC) or simply Letran), is a private Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Intramuros, Manila.

The name San Juan de Letran is derived from Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome, which is considered as the Mother Church of Christendom. This name, in turn, was taken from that of the palace known as Lateran Palace.

Letran has programs in business education, humanities, information technology, communication arts and basic education, and has successful athletic programs, particularly in basketball, football, volleyball, taekwondo, and tennis. Through the centuries Letran has produced numerous athletes that have donned the national colors (especially in PBA) in international events like the Olympics, Asian Games, Southeast Asian Games, Jones Cup, and Basketball World Championship.

Letran is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association from 1928 to 1932, and since 1936. The varsity teams are called Letran Knights (for seniors division), Squires (for juniors division) and Lady Knights (for women's division)



The school has a rich and proud history and holds the distinction of having produced Philippine presidents, revolutionary heroes, poets, legislators, members of the clergy, jurists, and is the only Philippine school that has produced a Catholic Saint that actually lived and studied inside its original campus. The campus contains two statues, representing the two foremost alumni in the fields of secular and religious service: Manuel L. Quezon and St. Vicente Liem de la Paz.

The Colegio is owned and administered by the Dominican priests of the Order of Preachers of the Philippine Dominican Province. Originally founded by Don Juan Geromino Guerrero in 1620 as Colegio de Niños Huerfanos de San Juan de Letran, the school was designed to educate and mold orphans to good Christian citizens. Around the same time, Diego de Santa Maria, O.P. established Colegio de Huerfanos de San Pedro y San Pablo. As Don Guerrero grew old, the two schools were fused together, taking the name of Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

After 60 years, Letran was declared an ecclesiastical college. A royal decree on May 1865 pronounced Letran as a "College of the First Class". At this time, Letran became a school exclusively for boys.

The school began accepting female students in its college department in the 1970s while the grade school and high school departments started accepting female enrollees in June 2005.

Programs and Services


  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Bataan
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Calamba

Degree Programs


  • Kindergarten
  • Preparatory


  • Primary and Intermediate (Grades 1-6)
  • Home Study Program

High school

  • Secondary (First Year to Fourth Year)
  • Home Study Program

Undergraduate Programs

  • College of Business Administration and Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
      • Major in Business Management
      • Major in Economics
      • Major in Entrepreneurship
      • Major in Financial Management
      • Major in Human Resources Management
      • Major in Marketing
      • Major in Hospitality Management
  • College of Education
    • Bachelor in Secondary Education
      • Major in Mathematics
      • Major in English
      • Major in Science
      • Major in Physical Education
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Institute of Communication Arts
      • Bachelor of Arts in Advertising
      • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts
      • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
      • Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations
    • Institute of Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
        • With specialization in Network Engineering
        • With specialization in Systems Administration
        • With specialization in Software Development
        • With specialization in Database Administration
  • Others
    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
    • Bachelor of Science in Biology

Graduate School

  • Business Administration
    • Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) Program
    • Masters of Business Administration - Special Management (SMP) Program
    • Masters of Business Administration - Regular


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