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Silliman University is a private research university in Dumaguete, Philippines.Established in 1901 as Silliman Institute by the Presbyterian Foreign Missions, it is the first American private university in the country and was named after Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from New York who gave the initial sum of $10,000 to start the school. Starting out as an elementary school for boys, the school expanded to become a college in 1910, then acquiring university status in 1938. For the first half of the 20th century, Silliman was run and operated by Americans. After the Second World War Filipinos assumed more important positions, culminating in the appointment of Silliman's first Filipino president in 1952. Today, the university cis made up of ten colleges, four schools and two institutes, enrolling over 8600 students from the Philippines and from at least twenty foreign countries. It is registered as a National Landmark in the Philippines.
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Silliman University is a private research university in Dumaguete, Philippines.Established in 1901 as Silliman Institute by the Presbyterian Foreign Missions, it is the first American private university in the country and was named after Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, a retired businessman and philanthropist from New York who gave the initial sum of $10,000 to start the school. Starting out as an elementary school for boys, the school expanded to become a college in 1910, then acquiring university status in 1938. For the first half of the 20th century, Silliman was run and operated by Americans. After the Second World War Filipinos assumed more important positions, culminating in the appointment of Silliman's first Filipino president in 1952. Today, the university cis made up of ten colleges, four schools and two institutes, enrolling over 8600 students from the Philippines and from at least twenty foreign countries. It is registered as a National Landmark in the Philippines.