Silliman University 

Silliman University (also referred to as Silliman or SU) is a private university located in Dumaguete City. Established in 1901 by Presbyterian missionaries, it was the first American private school to be founded in the country. The University is named after Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from Cohoes, New York who gave the initial sum of $10,000 to start the school. Originally starting as an elementary school for boys, the school expanded to become a college in 1910 until it acquired university status in 1938. For the first half of the 20th century, Silliman was run and operated by Americans. After the Second World War Filipinos began to assume more important positions culminating in the appointment of Silliman's first Filipino president in 1952. Today, the University comprises ten colleges, four schools, and two institutes, enrolling approximately over 8,700 students from different parts of the Philippines and over 26 foreign countries. It is registered as a National Landmark by the National Historical Institute, and is one of few private higher education institutions in the Philippines that have been granted full autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. In a report released by the Professional Regulation Commission and the Commission on Higher Education which covered a ten-year period of board exam results, Silliman was ranked 4th in the country following three schools of the University of the Philippines. It is also ranked among the top 150 universities in Asia based on International Students' Review by the QS Quacquarelli Symonds, an institution that ranks the world's top universities.

Silliman University
Silliman University

The old main entrance
The old main entrance

Silliman Hall
Silliman Hall

Silliman Hall now houses a museum and conference center
Silliman Hall now houses a museum and conference center

Map of the current campus
Map of the current campus

Campus grounds
Campus grounds

This way to the SU Ethno-Anthro Museum
This way to the SU Ethno-Anthro Museum

Barry touring the museum
Barry touring the museum

Museum display
Museum display

Museum display
Museum display

Museum display
Museum display

Museum display
Museum display

Museum display
Museum display

Museum display
Museum display

View from the third floor of Silliman Hall
View from the third floor of Silliman Hall

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