The Angeles University Foundation (Abbreviated as AUF), is a private Roman Catholic university in Angeles City, Philippines and it is considered as the premiere university of Central Luzon. It is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution that was established on May 25, 1962 by Mr. Agustin P. Angeles, Barbara Yap-Angeles and family. After only less than nine years of operation, the Institution was granted University status on April 16, 1971 by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports. It is one of few Philippine universities granted autonomous status, with a number of its degree programs having been duly recognized as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education. Today, AUF has the highest percentage of faculty with graduate degrees in the Central Luzon region, and among the highest in the Philippines. These qualifications are the foundation for its vaunted quality instruction and research, as evidenced by: Autonomous Status since 2003; Institutional Quality Assurance Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) certification from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED); Accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU); ISO 9001-2000 Certification by TUV-SUD; Center of Excellence in Information Technology and Teacher Education as accredited by the Commission on Higher Education; and Center of Development for Computer Engineering and Nursing from the same government arm. Now on its 50th year of operation, AUF has a total of 63 academic programs scattered across 8 colleges excluding a Medical and Law school.
The Angeles University Foundation School of Medicine, which was established by the authority of the Board of Medical Education and the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports, started its operations in June 1983, with an authorized quota of 150 students. Dr. Rodolfo C. Dimayuga was appointed as the first Dean, Dr. Presentacion C. Peralta as Assistant Dean, concurrently College Secretary, and a faculty of 18, 8 of whom have had an average of 20 years teaching experience.