The University is committed in giving qualified and talented individuals access to quality and responsive education to support them in the achievement of their dreams and improvement of their lives.
Consolidated Growth through Education is the role of UA in the educational development of the youth in preparation for their involvement in nation building. It encompasses the social, economic, industrial, technological, and cultural aspect of life with which individuals synergize themselves to develop an environment necessary to the progress of the nation.
The University of Antique, formerly known as the Polytechnic State College of Antique and Antique of Arts and Trades was established by virtue of R.A 857 approved on January 19, 1954 through the efforts of the late Congressman Tobias A. Fornier.
UA has humble beginnings. A temporary 5-room building made of bamboo and nipa was all it had a few months after it was established on January 19, 1954. Indeed it was not made to last a decade. Typhoon “Delta” in July 1956 finally devastated it to the grounds. But the destruction of the temporary edifice did not crush nor dampen like spirit of unrelenting pioneers, a handful of teachers and staff under Superintendent Fermin Taruc Jr. The beginnings of this institution may be humble, yet the people who founded it and strived hard to make it grow can only be described as illustrious.
Alma matter a dream comes true
For those whose life careers pursue
Resource of arts and knowledge trove
Allegiance firm to thee we prove
UA Antiques pride
For lore that’s portal open wide
God bless your effort to produce
Self directed Filipinos