The Manila Central University, or MCU, formerly known as the Escuela de Farmacia del Liceo de Manila) is a private, non-sectarian, non-stock educational institution situated in EDSA, Caloocan City, Philippines. It was founded and first directed in 1904 by Dr. Alejandro M. Albert. MCU is the first Pharmacy school run by Filipinos, and the first Nursing school that offered the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the Philippines. The patron of the university is Minerva. MCU is one of the former member universities of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, from 1952 to 1962.