Best Universities In the Philippines

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The Top Ten

1
University of the Philippines
The University of the Philippines is just simply best. Enough said.

(God, do I have to say more? Everyone knows that UP is the best among the premier universities in the Philippines. You learn about most everything here. UP is the BEST. )
UP=BEST QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES
A university named after its nation. NO. 1 in rankings. And even in board exams. Obviously the BEST among the rest. Got what it takes to pass the UPCAT? It takes U.P. (Utak at Puso) to enter U.P. it prepares students through difficulties for them to be able to take life a little easier than it would be after college.
I can't understand why UP is not number one in this list. It usually is in most lists.
[Newest]Home of liberated people and top students
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2Far Eastern University
FEU excels in both academics and athletics, being among the country's top notch university in nursing, medical technology and medicine, it is also among the best in law, accounting, business administration, psychology, chemistry, fine arts, architecture and information technology. FEU Tamaraw is consistent in being among the best team in UAAP. It's almost a century-old campus is a UNESCO awardee for art and architectural preservation and a virtual oasis in the concrete and polluted jungle of Manila. The only non-sectarian, private Filipino university that has proven its worth throughout the years since its founding in 1928 producing alumnus who have contributed silently but consistently to our country's development. It's students and alumnus came from various social strata of the Philippines, here the rich and the poor go and mix together successfully in their quest for learning, tuition fees are reasonable and there are a lot of opportunities for character development. The richest Filipinos (Henry Sy and Lucio Tan) are Tamaraws whose stories are classic rag-to-riches type. Now that's what we call a Tamaraw spirit! F-aith E-mpowers you-s! F-ortitude E-xcellence you-prightness!
The Land of Green and Gold. FEU not only provides quality education but also it stands to its core values of Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness.

FEU is not your ordinary school. It is one of the oldest universities in the country. It has achieved and has shown to the country and the rest of the world its products and alumni in different fields of expertise.

The Far Eastern University continuously provides academic excellence by continuing to improve its teaching methods, by engaging the students to the application of theories, by opening the minds of the students to the world and by encouraging them to be the best that they can be.

Other schools may have the best students, but this university proves that she can mold simple minds into great ones.
FEU has been and will always be a center of excellence in all expertise. Medicine, Nursing, Accountancy, Engineering, Laws, Education etc. Name it and FEU will make you achieve your dream profession.
-Consistent Top Notchers in any Board Exams
-LEVEL I ACCREDITED COURSES
-Over Qualified for AUTONOMOUS STATUS this year
-Hailed as the "OASIS" inside the polluted city of Manila
-The only UNIVERSITY awarded by UNESCO because of its "ART DECO" buildings
-Excel not only in academics but also in sports, as been producing athletes who brings pride to our country.
-Prominent alumni

There are lots of things that other people doesn't know about our Alma Mater because FEU has been a silence achiever locally and internationally.

-REGISTERED NURSE (i owe it to my ALMA MATER)
[Newest]Feu is the best among all university
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3Polytechnic University of the Philippines
PUP is the best for me.. It is the University of the Poor and the Home of the Leaders.. Haha.. It has the lowest tuition fee here in Asia, 12 pesos per unit! Even the facilities are not good enough and you need to go to another room to get a chair, what is good here is the Quality of Education.. One of the best in Engineering and Accountancy in the Philippines! Viva PUP! Long Live Sintang Paaralan!

BSEE 2-1 student
'Cause being a PUPian is great! Maroon is AWESOME! :) Polytechnic University of the Philippines is a state university that offers low tuition but still provides high quality education, that's why they always say that being PUPian is a wonderful encounter and we believe that PUP also means Pataasan ng Utak, Pababaan ng tuition. "
PUP has still the lowest tuition fee ever that provides a good number of highly skilled graduates. PUP has been one of the best state universities in the Philippines and making its name well recognized in the country. Move up' PUP! Strive for the best!
[Newest]They lack communication skills :(
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4University of Sto. Tomas
The University of Santo Tomas stands as one of the best universities, not only in the Philippines, but also in Asia and Western countries as well. In its 400 years of existence, UST has created its own identity- a center rich in cultural heritage, moral values and spirituality, an institution which offers the best quality education, and a training ground for future professionals and leaders of the country. Through the years, UST has been producing top notch students excelling in all fields; namely, arts, sports, science, mathematics and etc. As a matter of fact, Thomasians produce consistent topnotchers in all of the board examinations, unlike other schools which only appear in the list every two or three years. Also, UST has been recognized as one of the best schools in Asia, and at several times, it has been included in the list of the top 500 universities of the world. Given that it offers the best quality education in the country, many iconic identities are a product of this institution. Thomasians include saints, Philippine presidents, heroes, artists, scientists, professionals and religious figures, who have figured prominently in the history of the Philippines. Aside from having brains and wits, Thomasians are also well trained in etiquette and religion. As its name implies, "The Catholic University of the Philippines", UST produces students who are spiritually inclined to God and includes Him in every word spoken and every action acted upon. If both intelligence and personality are the basis of our standards, truly, The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas is the best university in the Philippines. Proud to be Thomasian at 400 years! Viva Santo Tomas!
A Thomasian will always be a Thomasian in heart and in mind. I am very proud to be a Thomasian and I am proud of my alma mater. Celebrating its 400th year of foundation proves that it is one of the best making a statement that it can last for a very long time. I AM PROUD TO BE A THOMASIAN!
I believe that ust is one of the prestigious school in the Philippines.
[Newest]404 years of excellence
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5Ateneo De Manila University
I think it is a rarity and most definitely an asset in Philippine tertiary education that we have the confluence of a liberal and humanities-oriented curriculum, a Jesuit led administration, and a school environment that values a holistic, well-rounded development manifested in the Ateneo. Currently an undergraduate that has been with ADMU since high school, I can attest to the quality of education I am fortunate to experience as a result of the unparalleled faculty, superb facilities, and epiphany thrust of values that underscores what the Ateneo education stands for. Steeped in continuing its tradition of excellence, Ateneo de Manila remains one of the country's most prestigious and foremost partner in nation-building.
Quality is a six-letter word: A-T-E-N-E-O.

What makes Ateneo unique is it forms its students holistically, that's the edge of the Ateneo graduates to graduates of other universities. Ateneo has produced thousands of responsible citizens, including the National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It is also part of the network of Jesuit universities across the globe, including some of the World's Top Universities.

Existing for more than 150 years, being the center of excellence, the Ateneo de Manila University is truly the Philippines' best. Other Jesuit-run universities in the country, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Ateneo de Naga University and Ateneo de Davao University also, are some of the most respectable in the Philippines.
It is the most elite school in the Philippines, no doubt. In terms of intelligence and quality of professors, it is at par with UP. In terms of financial affluence, it is the best followed by La Salle Taft. In terms of student values, it is more or less equal to UST.

Ateneo de Manila has the biggest number of alumni/nae who have been admitted to the world's most prestigious universities like Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Yale, Cambridge, London, MIT, NYU, Georgetown and the like as a testimony to its world-class quality.

Finally, Ateneo gives opportunities even to graduates from not-so-well known schools as long as these students are very hardworking. Examples are former Law Dean Cesar Villanueva (a graduate of Holy Angel University who was given scholarship by Ateneo Law, and would eventually finish doctorate in Harvard)

So if you're really hardworking and intellectually brilliant, welcome to Ateneo!
[Newest]As a student of Ateneo, of all my friends from different schools, I'm the smartest of the 10 of us.

6De La Salle University (Manila)
De La Salle University Manila (DLSU) continues to be highly-regarded globally as the ultimate Philippine cradle of learning for the well-rounded individuals. Indeed it is one of the rare breed of Philippine higher educational institutions where topnotch rigorous academic programmes (in a fast-paced academic period) are offered vis-à-vis its equally-valued religious programmes. No other well-respected institutions in the Philippines offer heavily-filtered admission process that favours student applicants who possess outstanding IQ and EQ combined. The award-winning programmes and professors welcome those who managed to surmount the high bar of admissions. And the DLSU students always deliver - always the upper decile of performers in nationwide board examinations and global qualifications. It is no surprise why DLSU graduates of Business, Science, Engineering and the Arts are constantly sought after by the real world out there, one of the evidence of the priceless worth of this educational institution. Remember, there is always a reason why DLSU - time and time again - gets mentioned in job adverts, work promotions or indeed biographies. Moreso why DLSU never fails to be included in the global rankings of universities. The other local educational institutions could only admire or perhaps play catch-up with the pioneering and well-respected programmes, facilities and system that DLSU offers. No wonder this is the home of the future visionaries and pioneers of the country. Education par excellence with a conscience.
"De La Salle University is a higher education institution that seeks to respond to the call and needs of the Church and the country. It aims to play a key role in the formation and education of future leaders and achievers. Its community hopes to contribute to nation building. "

De La Salle University molds not only brain but also the personality of the student. I am proud to be a part of this school especially it is the ideal school for business courses.
De La Salle University is assuredly one of the best universities in Asia. It's links with other La Sallian schools provide it with a competetiive advantage against other schools. It's also the top school in the Philippines that has the most interactive website possible. People thought that all La Sallians are rich, but we believe this to be simply untrue: most of them are families whose backgrounds range from entrepreneurs to company leaders, doctors to distinguished educators.

We believe that De La Salle University is one of the best university when it comes to business. If anyone has looked at the Central Bank of the Philippines (which is overlooking the main La Salle school complex), the leaders there are La Sallian. Innovation is inherited in the LaSallian tradition, and this spills out not only in business but also in the liberal arts, education, medicine, and the like.

Oh, and there's a reason why De La Salle's chosen symbol is an archer, compared to both UP and Ateneo's eagles.
[Newest]For me, this university has the best facility.

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7Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU)
I didn't graduate from this school but I have to rate this school as the no. 1 university in the Philippines based on the learning experience my grandkids have been telling me. You see I'm a graduate of Heald Institute of Technology in California and took college courses at the Old Dominion University in Vrginia and University of Hawaii as well, and found similarities in the teaching approach there at OLFU as related by my grandkids (one takes nursing and the other one HRM). The main driving force that makes a student to excel is how the school educates the students in relation to their moral, spiritual and social relevance in their respective community that will eventually lead them to become a responsible, productive and caring citizens not only there but wherever they choose to go. A school has to capture the heart and mind of its studentry in order to live up to its name as provider of excellent education, and OLFU definitely is right on the mark. I have the opportunity to interact with so many Filipinos here in the U.S. who are graduates of highly ranked schools there but majority of them are not at par with the U.S. standards. As a result, it's not uncommon to see them not passing the state board and therefore end up in jobs that don't fit their skills and talent. I know a woman who graduated from the University of the East and holds a master's degree from the University of Asia and Pacific but dabbles a job as a service clerk. I'm her boss at a retail outlet of the biggest drugstore in America. What about my sister's brother-in-law, an engineering graduate from the University of the Philippines who actually served a technical position in the engineering field here but couldn't pass the California state board. He had to go back in the island of Guam where the standards are much lower. Also I have a friend who also couldn't pass that same test and is a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology. All of them seem to be reasonably intelligent people. Can it be said that perhaps they're victims of their respective school's over-hyped (or inflated) "bigger than life" image, that is, more hooplas and less substance. My point is, the school has to get into the whole system of the human's heart and mind, including the soul too. Forget about producing board passers and topnotchers (although it helps). What matters is a graduate who can be productive and contribute to the betterment of mankind. OLFU has my vote on that matter.
Quality Education is a MUST and OLFU have it. Having a very affordable tuition fees is not a basis of quality education. Its not about how expensive the tuition is.. Its about how your University perform during learning processing & MOST OF ALL, TRAINING STUDENTS TO BE BOARD PASSERS. Let us not deny that Our Lady of Fatima University PRODUCES TOPNOTCHERS & MANY BOARD EXAM PASSERS :))

--BS Pharmacy
FYI: (Pharmacy Board Exam 2nd placer is from OLFU
this university is the best university in the Philippines, coz' they are not only teaching the students in academic but also they develop students to improve them man as man through a legacy of excellent education and compassionate value formation.
[Newest]College of Dentistry in OLFU is superb
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8Lyceum of the Philippines University
The Leader in Hospitality and tourism education in the country today!
One of the best university when it comes to Business Administration as well as arts and sciences and foreign language!

World class facilities! Viva Larga Pirata! LPU Taking the Lead!
The best... Almost of the courses/school-wide are accredited by pacucoa... Taking the lead in global education
The best school for hospitality and broadcast/print industry courses. CITHM, CIR and CAS are the best colleges, not to mention other colleges which are very much competitive and also are taking the lead.
[Newest]The best among the best. Tara!
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9University of the East
The University of the East, is one of the best universities in the Philippines and now a GLOBAL CHOICE. UE is a global choice because of the fact that, UE is Internationally Recognized.

UE tops in many fields.
MEDICINE, Computer Studies, Business and Engineering.

UE is now an AUTONOMOUS University since 2009.
UE's COLLEGE OF NURSING is a CENTER OF EXCELLENCE(COE) by CHED
the I. T education became CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT since 2007-present.
TOP Performing school in Dentistry.
Topnotcher in CPA,
UE first to used the OPAC in LIBRARY.
Has the best facilities in Dentistry,
UE uses iMacs I Computer ed. Laboratories.
ISO certified
3rd in asia's computer schools.

-Pamantasan naming mahal
The best university for me. I am a fourth year student in UE taking up Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Here are few of the reasons why UE gives/provides the best IT education:

state of the art computer laboratories,
named as the most wired university in the Philippines by computerwold magazine and is the only educational institution that make up the list,
online enrollment, lectures, library resources etc.
acquisition of iMac units for a new course, Multimedia Arts,
thesis development which consists of three regular semesters,
a battery exam for 3rd/4th year computer students,
sun microsystems partner,
1:1 computer unit to student ratio,
vast data resources found on the 6 story POD building (libraries),
and others.
best school... high standard of teaching, high- tech school facilities, a very nice place to learn... topnotchers in dentistry, CPA, Engineering, Nursing, Medicine and others are molded in this institution!
[Newest]University of the East is a University for Excellence👏👏👏
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10Adamson University
Adamson University is included in the top 15 universities here in the Philippines based on the QS Top Asian Universities. This means that AdU offers quality education among many universities here in our country.
Manageable tuition fee with quality education provided mostly by capable instructors. Facilities have improved greatly. the University stays true to its mission of giving quality eduction to those who may not ave so much.
Education with a heart, that would best describe Adamson University.
[Newest]Adamson is the one of the best universities in the Philippines.
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The Contenders

11Mapua Institute of Technology
Just judge this school in Engineering. I have a handful of info regarding the school's achievements but I'll share some of the notable ones:

The first in quarter term. One of the first in electronic IDs which started in year 2000. Highest level of engineering education. One of the first in robotics and produced a countless number of inventions. Consistent in top-notching the engineering board exams. Consistently winning the international and local quiz competitions. Home of the most technically and arithmetically-skilled professionals, multi-awarded scientists/engineers in the international and local fields. Partnered with international universities in the US. The only school in East Asia to have programs accredited by US-based ABET. Has granted full autonomy by CHED and has given most programs with "center of development for engineering". Mapúa Civil Engineering program, 1st PACUCOA Level IV Accredited Engineering Program in the Philippines. Mapúa’s passing rate was above the national passing percentage, which accounts for 33% of the national board passers. Has international alumni association such as Hawaii Association of Mapua Alumni (HAMA).
Fellow Mapuans, we don't need to justify anything about our school. We've been known over the years. Let's just stay humble and work hard and help in building the nation's future. Viva Mapua!
Mapua is the Best Especially on engineering we may not be good in English sometimes but you can't ever beat us on Math
[Newest]For me mapua is the best because it has the greatest accreditation ever the abet accreditation
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12Bulacan State University
For me this is the number 1 campus. Not just by learning but this campus molds you as safe and responsible leader in the future!
BulSU really offers quality education. This University is one of the best here in the Philippines with stronger ties growing abroad. Just pure excellence.
BulSU is one of the best university in the country 'because it really molds good professionals. It offers a quality education, camaraderie and better skills after grad.
[Newest]They had the quality of excellence. THey mold every student with the best that they could
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13Centro Escolar University
The best university! We provide the topnotchers in every board exam. GO CEU!
It's one of the best schools in the Philippines because the students are properly guided and they got all the best facilities the students can avail aside from the tuition fees re affordable!
Centro Escolar University is truly a great university,
Not only because of its High Standards when it comes to Higher education but through the outcome they produce,

For in this university topnotchers are made!
Fashion is also inserted towards the idea of uniforms

With students that truly look modest and elite.

Endowed with social graces, and array of intelligence.

(ISO accredited and trademark when it comes to medical courses.. You know it people, escolarians are known for that! )

When others boast about just a topnotch, ceu doesn't..

Do you know why?

Because escolarians are just used to it.
It doesn't happen just once in a blue moon..

For excellency has always been a habit for the pink scorpions!

Keep it up Escolarians!
[Newest]For me this is the best university in the Philippines
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14New Era University
ALL graduated of New Era University are all world class topnotcher of board/bar exams of United Nations, they are all world SummaCumlaude, world Magnacumlaude, world cumlaude, and world laude, they only achieved, exa% is the highest and the lowest is peta%. New Era University surpassed on the academics of Engineering, Law, Education, and Nursing. And now New Era University plan to produce topnotcher on accountancy thru ABB scholars. New Era University rank number 1 on ABB and Top Universities records followed by Harvard University no.2 and Cambridge University no.3, belong to first triangle of FIRST Organization, released on 2011/2012 records. And all graduated of New Era University are obliged to work on government of United Nations based on the law existed, and the superior standing of New Era University parallel to Harvard University and Cambridge University.
New Era University is now ranking "Best Engineering Schools" based on the top list of ranker, W. Ranker. Com. New Era University can't reach highest voting lists, but it deserve to be number 1 on "Best Engineering Schools"on Engineering taking board exams in US records.
On the latest records released by Ministry of Education of United Nations, for the year of 2012/2013.1. Engineering rank number 1, 2. Law (Natural Sciences)3, but rank no.2 next to Harvard University 2, but rank number 1 because of the theory or law of evolution (Natural Sciences ) of Cambridge University 1, 3. Social Sciences & Management (MBA & Accountancy) rank no.9
4. Life Sciences & Medicines (Nursing) rank no.7, 5. Arts &Humanities (Education) rank no.28. Visit the website of QS World University Rankings (w. TopUniversities. Com) and its QS Stars :Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While in the website of ABB ( W. ABB. Com), it has contain 8 Adobe Acrobat, each Adobe Acrobat contain all information about the characteristics of New Era University ( ie, member of Allied Countries, New Technologies, Progress, group of gifted peoples etc. ) it's proof New Era University have a high quality of Education respect by other Universities/Colleges. New Era University belong on the top of triangle of 1st group of Triangle in United Nations, rank number 1, followed by Harvard University no.2 and Cambridge University no.3, study the structures of QS World University Rankings, top 700 Universities around the world. New Era University top among the 700 Universities and 20, 000 Universities worldwide. Proud to be Eraias
[Newest]I really appreciate institution like New Era University because I know this is being handled and operated of people with true faith to Almighty Father.
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15University of Manila
The university of manila is a academic school which is the student of this university will obey the rules and regulations. As I observe the university of manila will have a more students who has a local and foreign students which is teaching higher education to us. The professor and all the faculty staff especially the president of the university is very thoughtful and understanding.. Being a observer I am a first year college student
Great school in preparing students not just to pass exams but to face challenges in the work field... Yevah..
I'm proud to be part of this university..
go PLM.. =)
[Newest]The University of Manila is a school wherein students can learn not just Academic lessons but also lessons of life. :) Great school indeed.

16National University
When you immigrated to other country you have to compete with the graduates of your new adopted country and graduates from all over the world. My training fom National University in Manila prepared for my mechanical engineering profession and I was able to practiced that profession at Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn, Michigan U.S.A. It is also your adaptability to the new technology that will guide you to your success and sense of accomplishment. Thank you NU for preparing me to compete. We don't have the nice campus or world class facilities during my time but our passing rate specially in Architecture and Engineering is the envy of many schools.
-development up to the highest level.. Watch and all will be surprised. Not today but maybe tomorrow and if still not try the day after tomorrow
Let's see how this institution with a colorful past will be revived to meet the advances of this age. Nice National University!
[Newest]On the great schools in Manila!
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17Cavite State University
CvSU is as simple as the word "SIMPLE"
but it is as excellent as the word "EXCELLENT"
Its education system is simply world class.
CvSueños are globally competitive and morally upright individuals.

--- Truth, Service and Excellence are its bases to retain its outstanding performance everywhere.

-a very popular Agricultural College all over the country
[Newest]This is the best! Of the "BEST"
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18San Beda College
One of the Top Law schools in the Philippines with a passing rate of 98% last year. And also Topped the last board exam for accountancy
San Beda college is one of the most prestigious school in the Philippine and also provide good quality of education. San Beda was the champion of last years NCAA
ANIMO RED COURAGE SAN BEDA! We're one of the best!
[Newest]Unique brand of education, culture and tradition combined with prestige and class, the mighty Red and White school of Mendiola is indeed one of the finest in the land.

19Philippine Normal University
This is the only school were I found simplicity as professionalism. Moreover, being poor is much given integrity than the rich
English department is the best during my stay here... Prof. Nilda Sunga, Alice Karaan, Marla Papango, Ruth Alido and of course, the immortal, Sonia Manzano...
LIKE! Those professors are immortals like the goddesses of Mount Olympus.
In the Education World Philippine Normal University is the BEST, Wala U. P kung walang PNU, PNU are the first Faculty of UP and sila rin ang gumawa ng iba't ibang branches nito like UPLB. PNU is the 2nd for being the lowest tuition next to PUP san ka makakakita ng 2k lng babayaran mo but di kayo over crowded at aircon pa 40 per room. PNU IS THE BEST
[Newest]This is the best university for me because this is where the real heroes were born: BEST TEACHERS, BEST LEADERS!
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20Bicol University
No doubt'..
Bicol university did it...
Top performing university in bicol...
True home of bicolano topnotcher...
Center of excellence in quality education..
The University Mission: "A University of Excellence characterized by scholarship engagement for the community towards sustainable development. " BU has traveled long and wide as it tries to define itself as a state university. Faced with enormous challenges of varying nature, it has survived and continues to leave an indelible mark in the lives of the Bicolanos. After almost forty years of existence, it has defied the odds, and can now be considered at par with the best higher education institutions nationwide. With strong leadership and committed men and women behind, the opportunity is now ripe to up the ante and meet the standards set by the international academic community.
No doubt that bicol university is the best university in the Philippines because it produce topnotchers. Evidence is that it is the only school that is accredited by the iso
[Newest]It's really true that bicol university is the center of excellence
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