As an institution of learning, Arellano University is guided in all its endeavors by an incessant search for knowledge, a passion for truth and respect for academic freedom. It does not serve any particular creed, dogma or doctrine.

Its primary goal is the development of the youth in a healthy intellectual atmosphere that welcomes discussion and dialogue to the widest latitude governed only by the rights and best interests of the students and the University.

Guided by this philosophical framework, the University pursues the following objectives:

1. To promote in the faculty and students critical thinking and scientific problem-solving through the use of reason, truth and knowledge.

2. To provide opportunities for freedom of inquiry and honest research in the field of learning.

3. To assist in the transformation of the youth into productive, progressive and actively involved citizens of the nation.

4. To preserve and transmit the cultural heritage of the race and desirable Filipino values.