- For the similarly named university in Guatemala, see Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.
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The University of San Carlos
is a Roman Catholic university
governed by the Society of the Divine Word
in Cebu City
. It offers pre-elementary and basic education as well as undergraduate and graduate courses, and a broad spectrum of academic programs through its eight colleges.
It consists of four campuses in different areas of Metro Cebu
– the Main Campus along P. del Rosario St., the Talamban Campus (a.k.a TC – Technological Center) along Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., the North Campus (formerly the Boys High) along Gen. Maxilom Ave., and the South Campus (formerly the Girls High) along corners J. Alcantara St. (P. del Rosario Ext.) and V. Rama Avenue.
San Carlos makes the claim of tracing its roots to the Colegio de San Idelfonso
founded founded by the Spanish Jesuits
fathers Antonio Sedeno, Pedro Chirino and Antonio Pereira on August 1, 1595. It was closed in 1769 at the expulsion of the Jesuits. In 1783, the initiative of the Bishop Mateo Joaquin de Arevalo opened the Colegio-Seminario de San Carlos. In 1852, the management of the college was entrusted to the Dominican
fathers, replaced in 1867 by the Vincentian Fathers
then, in 1935, the Societas Verbi Divini
or the Society of the Divine Word
(SVD). The Second World War
led to the interruption of the... Read More