65 – for 65 years, Benavides’ statue has stayed in the relocated UST Campus in Sampaloc, Manila after it was blown from its pedestal in Intramuros during the Battle of Manila

44,842 – is the total population of Thomasian students.

21.5 – hectares of land holds the UST campus in Sampaloc, Manila. This piece of land was donated to the Dominicans by Francisca Bustamante Bayot who bought it from an auction by the Santa Clara nuns.

40 – separate small towers serve as the foundation of the main building.

9 – The number of UST’s academic program that gained center of excellence status from the Commission of Higher education.

122 – is the age of the Benavides Statue. It was made in Paris by Tony Noel in 1889 through funds donated by the students, faculty and other friends of the University.

24 – female students entered the University halls in Itramuros at the opening of the school year 1924 to 1925. They were the first women enrolled in the University after the announcement of Rector Fr. Manuel Arellano that they could enroll in Pharmacy.

90 – is the number of rectors there have been since the beginning of UST in 1611.

169 – At 169 feet stands the Main Building, the first earthquake resistant building in the Philippines, engineered by Rev. Fr. Roque Ruano, O.P., and inaugurated on 12 November 1927.

6 – years was Leonadro Legaspi, O.P.’s length of term as the first Filipino rector of UST

19 – For 19 years we’ve been celebrating Paskuhan, a special thanksgiving celebrating season held every year since the first one on 19 December 1991.

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The Thomasian Saints and Martyrs

330 – years was spent by the arch of the centuries in the UST Intramuros campus before it was carried piece-by-piece and re-erected fifteen meters away from the vehicular entrance of the University.

Sources:
Torres, Jose Victor (2007) In Transition: The University of Santo Thomas During the American Period
www.ched.edu.ph
www.inquirer.net
Varsitarian archives

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