Pampanga State Agricultural University, the home of the Aglibut Sweet Tamarind, is strategically nestled at the foothills of the western slope of the majestic Mt. Arayat. The university occupies approximately 500 hectares of government agricultural lands in the town of Magalang, province of Pampanga.
This university is a state institution of higher learning established in 1885, but was fully chartered in 1974, by virtue of Republic Act No. 4576 “An Act Converting the Pampanga National Agricultural School in Magalang, Pampanga into Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC).” This was complemented by Republic Act No. 8292, also known as the “Higher Education Modernization Act of 1997.” As the “agricultural” word attached in its name, it is mandated to offer agriculture and agriculture-related curricular programs, notwithstanding the offering of allied fields.
This state agricultural university started as an agricultural experiment station known as Estacion Pecuaria in 1885, and was later renamed La Granja Modelo de Magalang. The experiment station then became Magalang Farm School, but was closed in 1898 due to the revolution.