Best Universities In the Philippines


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. )

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.

Best of all.

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2 Polytechnic 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!

PUP because lowest tuition even before the free tuition fee for all State College & Universities as approved by Duterte Administration, PUP offers 12.00 pesos per unit. Basic needs of students such as school materials and foods (Not to Mention Theressa Street that offers piso print, the Unlimited Lugaw), cheap cost of board and lodging, PUP also offers a good training environment, where students are prepared for actual corporate world, in fact according to Jobstreet PUP is No. 1 choice of Companies and Employer for Fresh Graduate Employment. PUP is never left behind to produce successful board passers and top notched from different courses, not to mention our pride college of engineering and college of accountancy. PUP offers the lowest Tuition fee but far highest quality of education as compare to other private owned universities. From the start on PUPCET, students are sorted with strong standards, from hundred thousand examinees only 4,000 + are only allowed to enroll and another ...more

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3 Far 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 ...more

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
-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.


I just want this University because of "Terrence Bill Vitanzos Romeo" formerly FEU student - student varsity player of Men's Basketball team.
He is my inspiration.

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4 University 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 ...more

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.

My Alma Mater, UST has always lived up to exrpectations concerning quality education and student discipline.

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5 Ateneo 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!

Quality education is always a priority!

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6 De 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 ...more

Ethical and critical thinkers abound in this celebrated prestigious global educational institution. Student satisfaction, A+. Teaching quality, A+. Research impact, A+. Employment prospects, A+. But it does not stop here. While other institutions, for some reason, produce graduates who are raw or over-cooked in terms of maturity and outlook in life, De La Salle University has always leaned towards producing graduates who are just(ifiably) right in their own morals, ethical knowledge and wisdom. I cringe when other universities proclaim how much aggressive leaders they have produced over the history of the Philippine economy when, if you scrutinize and evaluate how much they have plundered or prioritized personal gain over country's, they have only contributed to the deficit and ailing problems of our crippled economy. But De La Salle graduates are nothing like the corrupting 'cancer cell' products of other educational institutions. De La Salle graduates, in fact, serve as the backbone ...more

"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.

This school is awesome

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7 Mapua Institute of Technology

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!

The first and only school in southeast asia accredited by ABET, among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S.
With eight programs accredited namely electrical engineering, electronics and communications engineering, computer engineering and just this august 19,2011 includes Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental and Sanitary Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering...
Being the only school in the Philippines with this status where education is compared to that of Massachusetts institute of technology, there's no way this cool shouldn't be on the first spot

Mapua is the Best Especially on engineering we may not be good in English sometimes but you can't ever beat us on Math

Stress? Pressure? We eat that for breakfast. Fast-paced learning? Multi-tasking? normal- like breathing. Puyat nights and "Terror" professors? Nah, definitely not shaking us. Four Terms a year? 11 weeks to process and learn everything? exit exams? Lubog na Maynila, mag eexam ka pa? HAHA! #LabanMapuan

"yung kape nalang and bumubuhay sayo - yan, Yan and buhay mapuan." #Cardinal&Gold #HomeOfTheTopNotchers Viva Mapua!

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8 Our 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 ...more

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.


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9 Lyceum 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.

Viva Larga Pirata! Let's Go Pirates!

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10 University 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.
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!

Top in dentistry performance

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The Contenders

11 Adamson 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.

Quality education as always...

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12 Bulacan 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.

When it comes to quality education this university really do well. It is not just molds every one to be the best they molds everyone to SOAR HIGH to FLY HIGHER.It can be labeled just like the elite and prestigious universities here not because they are well known and a really expensive one but because of the quality education it offers. And as you can see based on the board examinations Bulsu always passed and sometimes gets a place on the top. like in EDUCATION, ARCHITECTURE, LAW and ENGINEERING and etc. That's why this should be labeled as one of the TOP Universities here in our country.

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13 Centro 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!

Science and Virtue

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14 New 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.

Vision: "A world-class Institution of learning with a unique Christian culture of excellence, discipline, and service to humanity. "

Best university I've ever known

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15 University 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.. =)

Poor Yet Deserving.

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16 National 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.

Let's see how this institution with a colorful past will be revived to meet the advances of this age. Nice National University!

-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

NU provides its students a conducive environment for learning.

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17 Cavite State University

CvSU is as simple as the word "SIMPLE"
but it is as excellent as the word "EXCELLENT"

-a very popular Agricultural College all over the country

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.

Provides one of the best education and learning experience.

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18 Bicol 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

BU Alumni here.
Proud board exam placer.

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19 Mindanao State University

It has one of the lowest tuition fee in the Philippines, majority of the students only pays 2000 pesos during an enrollment to cover all the fees. Not only that, the cost of living of the students living here, is indeed, very cheap too. 2500 pesos per month of monthly allowance is enough to cover board, lodging, and other usual student needs. Speaking of the quality of education, many professors finished their master's and doctoral degrees on prestigious universities abroad. A big plus is that this university is also a social laboratory for Filipino Christians, Lumads, and Muslims wherein the three group of people are given an environment to understand each other's ways and culture. Majority of the students here are coming from the poorest family in Mindanao who couldn't have afford a college education if MSU is not existing. Because of the nature of the student populace, they become very competitive and always aiming that apple on the top of the bough, thinking that being in MSU is ...more

MSU-IIT raises the bar for schools that have low to extra-low budgets. Since I graduated in 2003 the school has transformed itself from the inside out. The ratio of Masters-Doctors to student population runs high and increases every year while the buildings are being added each year. The training that one gets from this school is way beyond the schools in Metro Manila. From language, arts, engineering, science, physics and mathematics MSU-IIT has competed nationally and internationally. It boasts of its world-class teaching force and a dedicated administrative force. The other schools in this list are what they are just because they have the luxury of having resources that MSU-IIT can consider way, way bigger than what has been accomplished. For students that are poor yet gifted with grit and intellect this school is the best.

I am enjoying my profession because I am working in a American based multi-national company. My peers have nothing bad to say about my work ethics and intellectual capability. This is so because I was trained in Mindanao State University and thanks to my mentors for providing the rigid training, in an MSUan way. I've worked with alumni from 4 best known universities and they were and are always shocked when founding out I was a graduate of MSU, they always thought I finished my engineering degree from 'THE GREEN ARCHER'. By the way, I enjoyed both life in mountain campus of Marawi and the sea level campus of IIT. Tru blood MSUan, always! I just hope Mindanao State University will maintain the standards and even aspire to be the best university within ASEAN.

We are the true SURVIVORS!

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20 San 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!

My ideal university, collge of law.. in due time, you will be my Alma mater.amen

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