The main campus is located in Valenzuela City, on the outskirts of Metropolitan Manila. Highly charged and steaming with activities, the main campus houses the College of Medicine Building and the St. Martin de Porres Building where the College of Dentistry and College of Business and Accountancy are situated. Also found in Valenzuela is the Fatima University Medical Center, a partner institution of the College of Medicine.
Another cluster of Valenzuela Campus buildings are at the vicinity of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. This location houses the College of Hospitality and Institutional Management, College of Maritime Education and Basic Education Department.
The range of foreign students expose the learners to diverse cultures and likewise gives the community an international touch.
Valenzuela Campus has easy access to downtown Manila and metro Quezon City. Bus and taxi commutes are easy and numerous. The metro train terminals (Light Railway Transit: Northwest to Southwest and Metro Rail Transit: North to South) are only 15 to 25 minutes ride away from the campus.
The Valenzuela City Campus also exclusively houses the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, and College of Maritime Education.
As the Our Lady of Fatima University continues to ensure that its educational services act in accordance to the standards set for an academe, OLFU’s efforts recompensed with the Basic, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post Graduate Levels’ completion of the ISO 9001:2015 external audit –which was certified by the AJA Registrars, Inc. last October 2018.
This achievement again underlines OLFU’s continuous effort in advancing the University’s mandate of delivering quality education to all of its students.
OLFU was granted Autonomous Status last March 2009 by the Commission on Higher Education for its compliance to public responsibility and accountability as a higher education institution. Among the criteria for selection and identification of OLFU’s autonomy is its outstanding overall performance of graduates in the licensure examinations administered by the Professional Regulations Commission and the Institution’s integrity and untarnished reputation.
Autonomous status allows a university to design their own curricula, offer new programs, and put up branches or satellite campuses without having to secure permits, confer honorary degrees, and carry out operations without much interference from CHED.
IQuAME A(t) Status
OLFU applied to the Commission on Higher Education for the latter’s national program called IQuAME (Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation) and was granted A(t) status that states that OLFU is recognized as a “Mature Teaching Institution” last February 15, 2009.
Considered parallel to accreditation which is concerned with the outcome of individual programs, IQuAME examines the effectiveness of an institution in its entirety –particularly its overall strategic and operational management of academic affairs and other programs and services.
IQuAME A(t) Status is achieved when the institution has quality education as its main business. CHEd specifically looks at the following indicators: Student Scholarships, Equity and Access, Student Services, Relevance of Programs, Networking and Linkages, Extension Programs, Faculty Profile, Use of Information and Communications Technology, and Income Generation. OLFU has achieved flying colors in all of the indicators which in return, granted OLFU the IQuAME status.