As a university, the Ateneo de Naga seeks the integral formation of men and women who will contribute to the total development of the family and human society.
As a Filipino university, the Ateneo de Naga fosters love of country and a deep commitment to the culture of human life and care for creation. It commits itself to contribute to and benefit from global society for the transformation of the Filipino nation. Its special task is the development of Bicol and the preservation and enhancement of its culture.
As a Catholic university, the Ateneo de Naga is committed to the service of the faith that promotes justice. It seeks to form men and women committed to the person and teaching of Jesus Christ in loyal and dedicated service to the Church and community, particularly the poor.
As a Jesuit university, the Ateneo de Naga draws its inspiration and educational principles from St. Ignatius of Loyola. It thereby seeks to imbue its members with the desire to strive for excellence in every sphere and activity of life. Through teaching, research, community service and deep personal interaction it aims to form “men and women for others” who will find God in all things, always seek his greater glory and respond generously and courageously to Christ’s call to serve first God’s Kingdom – Primum Regnum Dei.
Ateneo de Naga University, a premier university in the country, provides excellent instruction and formation, conducts vigorous research, and engages in community service that are ultimately transformative of society, especially in Bicol. It is possible through its competent, creative & committed faculty, staff and administrators, and integrated systems and excellent facilities.
It prides itself in its scholarship support and responsive student services.
It attracts highly qualified students and produces graduates who are responsible citizens formed in the Catholic faith and inspired by Ignatian spirituality. They are globally competent but locally responsive and environmentally sensitive.
Nurtured by Ignatian spirituality, it is a community that is passionate to seek truth in divergent cultures, cultivate intellectual life, respect creation, build human community, and promote justice.
The university engages in and maintains partnerships, linkages, networks with institutions and individuals to further its mission.