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“One can combine work and learning with vacation on the side”

Visayas State University
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Baybay
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

Sprawling university campus that starts from the beach upwards to the mountain peaks. Buildings are scattered around campus which is also dotted with rice paddies and fields. During the school term there is much student traffic, with many riding on motorcycles and some on foot. A very nice showcase of Philippine agriculture in one place. One can arrange for visits to research centers working on coconuts, root crops, water buffaloes, Manila hemp or abaca, fruits, biotechnology, etc. There is a small, interesting natural history museum on campus. The campus is conducive for early morning jogging, with fresh air and greenery around you. Nearby is a busy student market place with student eateries, fresh vegetables, fruits, meat. Inside the campus there are two swimming pools. The real bonus is the availability of reasonably priced clean accommodations and dining facilities (reservations needed). Like other campuses, there are many opportunities to learn especially about local agriculture. It was a rewarding and enriching visit.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

This University is one of the best schools in the Philippines.I will strongly recommend it all fresh highschool graduate.

Thank Rhina R
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

I have traveled far and wide, and been to many campuses. But VSU is simply the best. Imagine a campus with a dam on its mountain side, and a beach on the lower campus.

When I visited, students were riding horses near the rodeo arena/corral on the mountain-side campus. The same students rode their horses to the beachside guest house. What a sight. I also saw students swimming. Imagine such privilege of forever being on a beach resort while schooling?

We were accommodated in a guest house that felt like a nice hotel.

Truly the best campus I have ever seen.

Thank Angelito P
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The feel, the beach, the sunset, Mt. Pangasugan, the people, everything just feels like it's part of a blissful nostalgia I can't explain. The landmarks and the whole aesthetic of VSU is superb up to the tiniest details. A must-visit for sure!

1  Thank John Glen S
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Visayas State University is the old VISCA. The main campus is located at Baybay, Leyte and divided into two -- upper and lower campus. The upper campus has the main lecture halls and academic facilities. The huge open field, library, administration building, and the new swimming pool is located here. The lower campus is composed of the sports court, the VSU hospital, dormitories, guest villas and hostel, and the beachfront.

Great views! You'll enjoy the views in this campus, the green and huge open space and the relaxing beach area.

VSU has apartelle and hostel for guests. But some rooms lacks basic needs.

2  Thank SherwinJoseph
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