Most Beautiful Christian College and University Campuses in the World
Silliman University Dumaguete Philippines
It was partly the area s outstanding splendor that convinced American missionary Dr. David Sutherland Hibbard to found Silliman Institute in the Philippines city of Dumaguete back in 1901. That splendor is still evident today thanks to the university s scenic 150 acre main campus, seaside setting, and buildings like Silliman Hall which since 1970 has housed the school s anthropology museum. Silliman Hall s Stick style architecture nods to the institution s American origins, with the structure even incorporating materials recovered from an old New York theater. Guy Hall, finished in 1918, is another interesting looking older construction, while various more modern buildings are also present. Silliman University has Presbyterian roots but is currently a nonsectarian Christian school. It achieved university status in 1938 and today educates around 10,000 students in undergraduate, master s and doctoral programs.