The De La Salle Araneta University (DLSAU) is the seventh campus of De La Salle Philippines. It was formerly known as the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation which was established in 1946 as the Araneta Institute of Agriculture in Bulacan, then transferred to Malabon the year after. In 1978 it was renamed as the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation. Integration of the university to the DLS System started since 1987 and in 2002 became an official member of the system.
AIA initially started a two-year course in Associate in Agriculture and Certificate of Proficiency in Vocational Education with only 35 students. Thereafter, the offering of other related academic programs in agriculture commenced.
In recognition of its contributions in the fields of agricultural education, research and extension, it was transformed into a university on January 15, 1958. Nine years later, it was converted into a foundation, the first university to be organized under the provision of Republic Act No.6055, entitled Educational Foundation and became known as the Araneta University Foundation. By virtue of a resolution approved by the Board of Trustees in 1978, the university was again renamed to Gregorio Araneta University Foundation.
As the curricular programs and student population progressed, different institutes of learning and disciplines were created. In 1991, the different institutes were renamed into colleges. Preliminary talks and discussions on the integration of GAUF into the De La Salle University System started as early as 1987. On February 20, 2002, the Board of Trustees approved with the consent of the Araneta family, the integration of GAUF into the DLSU System and making it the seventh member of the system, becoming the De La Salle Araneta University.
Today, De La Salle Araneta University is a pioneer private university that offered programs in agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine. It has a Basic Education Department (Elementary School and High School), College and Graduate School Department. The Basic Education Department is an academic preparatory department for College. The College Department offers programs in Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture, Forestry, Business, HRM and Accountancy, Arts and Science, Education and Technology. While the graduate school offers programs in Master of Arts in Education.
Basic Education Department
College of Business
College of Arts Science Education and Technology
College of Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Science
Post Graduate Studies