Top Universities and Colleges in Cebu, Philippines


The Top Ten

1 University of San Carlos

Tradition of excellence for 400years since founded by Jesuits from Spain and eventually became a university in 1948 under the stewardship of SVD missionaries from Netherlands, Germany, US. CHED has designated USC as Center of Excellence in Chemistry, Teacher's & science Education, Anthropology & Sociology and Center for Development of 11 academic programs in chemical engg'g; civil, computer, mechanical, electrical, electronics & communications, industrial eng'g, architecture, biology, physics and business administration / mgmnt. PRC has rated USC among high passing percentages in board exams in Accountancy, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Industrial & Civil Eng'g, Architecture, Chemists, Pharmacists. Supreme Court has ranked USC college of Law among the top 10 law schools nationwide, the only school in Cebu to be ranked among top 20 in the Phils. Based on QS rating of Asia.
USC four campuses such the main campus in downtown Cebu City which is national heritage being ...more

USC has most modern infrastructure among universities in visayas and mindanao. With the latest state of the art buildings and facilities at the Talamban campus is the largest libraries and learning center as well new buildings for sciences laboratories; architecture & fine arts with spacious theater and fine arts, filming studio; the allied health sciences building housing the schools of pharmacy & nursing; new dormitories while existing buildings for college of engineering and the sciences where upgraded with state-of-the-art laboratories for instruction and research such a natural products research laboratory of chemistry dept. ; biophysics & medical physics research laboratory; molecular biology lab; CNC machines, mechatronics & robotics lab for ME, ECE; micro electronics / PCB desugn & fabrication lab for ECE; biotech/bio-engineering and analytical instrumentation labs (high tech GC FID, ECD, TCD and HPLC UV-Vis, FTRI; total carbon analyzer; AAS instruments lab for ChE & chemistry ...more

USC is among the top universities with tradition of academic excellence, Research and Publications. It's the only university in Cebu and few in the visayas such as Silliman you that have research centers, professors and faculty members with research publications presented locally and abroad. The USC research infrastructure are the USC Museum, Cebuano Studies Center; Business Resource Center. CHED Regional Research Center housed in the main campus. While in Talamban campus are Science & technology research centers/ laboratories which are; Office of Population Studies (social sciences); Water Resource Center, Water Laboratory; Biological Museum; Nature and Botanical Garden Park; Research Laboratories for Bio-engineering / Biotechnology (ChE dept. ); Hydrology & Soils engineering (civil en'g. Dept; waste treatment & environmental eng'g (ChE dept); mechatronics, robotics & CNC machining / CAM/ CAE (ME, ECE dept); microelectronics & PCB design & fabrication (ECE dept); Natural products R& ...more

This is the best school! Proud Carolinian!

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2 University of San Jose Recoletos

USJ-R is the center for excellence. Students are humble, discipline, and most especially knows how to work as a FAMILY "TEAM". They do not misjudged other schools, but instead of, they respect them as how they respected their selves.

One of the best school that has a core values of I. N. S. P. I. R. E... Means

Interiority - The enthusiasm to live out one's life as an authentic witness of God, being maka Diyos, makatao, makapamilya.

Nationalism - The loyalty to ones own country by developing a profound sense of national consciousness, appreciation of distinct culture, preservation of the environment among other endeavors.

Service - The willingness, availability and readiness to share generously ones time, resources and expertise to the institution.

Pioneerism - Being at the forefront in the pursuit of new ideas and better ways of doing things.

Integrity - The living of a virtuous Christian life worthy of emulation


Right.. You say you are the best university in Cebu? Have you seen your school in Top 10 Universities in the Philippines lately?

USJ-R is simply just amazing. They do not only settle for "ok" but what they ask is the best from their students. The student's are well disciplined. Others might underestimate this school because of the environment it belongs but as the saying goes "Don't judge the book by it's cover".

Being an only Industrial Engineering program outside Luzon awarded as CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT.

I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in this institution. The school never failed my expectation. They have the best efficient professors who will carve you into a more better person.

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3 University of Cebu

Atty. Augusto W. Go, the founder of the university, is a kind person. He gives privileges to those who can't afford to go to college. And as a result, many students are encouraged to study and be a topnotcher at board exams :)

A remarkable and dynamic institution for learning, fueled by realistic goals, a virtuous vision, and a mission that aims to produce not only competitive people in the various fields in the industry, but WORLD-CLASS outputs which will be of great significance to the society they live in; inculcating within themselves KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION, and EXCELLENCE. This is why we, UCnians don't just dub ourselves as "Webmasters" for no apparent reason. We believe that we may be able to become such in the near future. The combined power of the University's standards and its highly- skilled and respectable faculties towards the aim of providing quality education perpetuate every deep-seated fuel of skills and potentials that each student has, making them leaders for development and undeniably, assets in the community. LET'S GO UC!

In UNIVERSITY of CEBU, they don't accept only the BEST, the clever and the most Intelligent students in town, BUT they MAKE them.


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4 Cebu Normal University

CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY is a Level 3 Re-accredited institution, awarded as the School of Excellence and is waiting for the result for Level 4 Accreditation conducted on March 2-5, 2011. This school screens all their applicants with a half-day admission test before admitted. In my batch, there were 1,240 applicants for BSN and only the top 10 percent were accepted.

In the July 2010 Nurse Licensure Exams, CNU got 100 percent for first takers with 5 Top Notchers.

Cebu Normal University, in glory and in adversity, with vision we move on!

I really want to study in Cebu Normal University because this is really known in the country as the center of excellence...

Actually, Cebu Normal University already reached level 4 accreditation.

The most outstanding university of Cebu, producing topnotchers every year

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5 Cebu Institute of Technology

CIT Tops again!... I was surprise when I was in manila I visited one IT company out of curiosity and I was surprised 6 out of 10 in one department was graduate from CIT... Wow CIT TOPS AGAIN!

When I see pinoy Engineers in the UK and ask them where they are from, I am surprised to know most of them are from Cebu or neighboring provinces and when asked they say that they are all graduates of Cebu Institute of Technology... Just when it was said I became as proud to say I'm a graduate there too...

Cebu Institute of Technology " University (the newest university in the city). A humble school. Simple pero Rock! Mahinhin pero may pasabog!

World class training and lectures in STEM

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6 University of the Visayas University of the Visayas The University of the Visayas is an educational institution located at Cebu City, Philippines. It is billed as the first school in the entire province of Cebu who gained a university status.

University of the Visayas is the university with a heart. If you are a visayanian you never regret to enrolled this university because If I'm not mistaken 80% of the students are working Students or working scholars, working in the fast food chains, salesladies, securities, offices, drivers or any blue collar jobs. Very Independent, diligent and smart. Why? Because they can stand alone without the financial support of the parents for those has brains but lack of financing but they wanted to have a bachelor's degree course thru UV but the moral support of the parent is equivalent 200% to the total effort as an independent student... Thank's GOD UV because You can't protect your future without UV...

University of the Visayas, The best university for me, Why? It's because all teacher's and professor's are good and they do understand the situation of each student's and they give privileges to those who are poor by giving discounts for those who are excellent in academic and sports. So, I can say that my Alma Mater is soaring high!

This University is not only excellent and pioneering in education and also we are good in terms of sports. One of our best serve in our University is our Basketball player where they build top and player in Central Visayas. Most of the varsity players they are not only trained in sports but they are good in education too.. Because they have trained to balance themselves to gain success in all aspects of their lives, because for them that's the key to reach their goal! We proudly represent that most of our varsity players are qualified for PBA where only the best player qualify for the said events...

And here's the list of Top 3 University Basketball Team in Cebu:

1 University of the Visayas (UV)- 9th Straight Consecutive Year Champion since 2001-2009

2 University of Cebu (UC) - 2 Consecutive Champion since 2010-2011

3 Southwestern University - 2013 Champion

Very Thankful

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7 University of the Philippines - Cebu

I strongly agree with the two previous comments!

UP Cebu, indeed, is the best university in Central Visayas. As what its mission says, "UP Cebu will serve the Filipino people, especially those in Central Visayas, by promoting excellent undergraduate and graduate courses, and short-term trainings, which will be anchored on liberal education, human rights, equality, and people empowerment, aimed at addressing the quality of life of its students and other stakeholders. "

After this satellite campus of UPV was bestowed of autonomy from the former last 2010, UP Cebu now aims to be an acknowledged constituent university of the UP System in the next few years. With this, a much better UP will be seen by the Filipino masses.

I am currently an undergraduate student of UP Cebu. Though I admit that the facilities aren't that 'good enough', still QUALITY education is rendered to those deserving Filipino youth who were able to pass the UPCAT and thus entitled Mga ...more

UP-Cebu is the best university in Cebu. It has the best students and the best teachers which are the most important factors of a university. Students here a strictly screened through the UPCAT(U. P. College Admission Test). No school in Cebu can come to par with this. The school will be expanding and will soon become a constituent unit of the UP System. - wala

UP is THE National University! The screening for incoming students is very tough. Not everyone can be admitted. So it is expected that only the best of the best can enter the university. AND the entrance exam, though very challenging, is the easiest to hurdle--staying in UP and graduating from UP are more difficult to accomplish... GOOD LUCK to all those aspiring to join the best of the best!

Other universities in Cebu might have the campus, yet University of the Philippines Cebu has the hippocampus.

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8 Cebu Doctor's University

Here at CDU, students are exposed to a multi-cultural experience by interacting with students from different countries. This experience will greatly help in molding their mind and soul as they deal with every challenges in their student life.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has released the Top 20 Nursing Schools in the Philippines for CY 2009 who have met the standards set by the Professional Regulation Commission or PRC.


Top 20 Nursing Schools with 1,000 and more takers.

1. Silliman University - 96.57
2. Saint Louis University - 95.42
3. Trinity University of Asia - 95.06
4. University of Sto. Tomas - 95.06
5. Cebu Doctors' University - 91.89
6. Saint Paul University - 89.79
7. Central Philippine University - 86.72
8. De La Salle University-Health Sciences campus - 85.26
9. Saint Mary's University - 84.10
10. San Pedro College - 83.10
11. Manila Doctors College - 82.56
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Yes Cebu Doctor's University offers high quality of education for medical courses. The facilities and the medical equipment used are very high tech and advance unlike other schools which offer medical courses. CDU is quite famous because of their medical training.

Primum Homo Esto--Let Him First Be a Man. Cebu Doctors' University has always been true to this. It is one of the best medical schools in the Philippines. The students are respectful, compassionate and dedicated. It is equipped with advanced facilities and competent faculty to meet excellence and produce graduates who are true to their profession.

100% passing rate on Medical Technology

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9 Velez College

We may not have the shebang others have in terms of facilities, Velez College makes it up with the way they teach students with the basics of our chosen profession. In here we believe that quality is always better than quantity. We don't need many students graduating with our name, we need QUALITY and EXCELLENT graduates no matter how few. If you make it here you will make it everywhere for you are equipped with the basics of every procedure thus no more panic attacks when a certain laboratory machinery dies down. but nevertheless, at present the college is beginning to compete in terms of facilities. We are beginning to provide updates to important aspects of the Velezian education be it in terms of laboratory and research to the simple student interaction within our grounds.

Trust me, I'm a an incoming MedTech Sophomore, and freshman year was just pure hell, and by hell, I mean even if ALL the freshman subjects from 1st sem to 2nd sem and Summer classes are all MINORS. The training itself was just, extraordinary, it made you feel like your subjects were MAJORS! This school is no joke, honestly, they train you like how you should be trained, especially in your field of choice. This school is DEAD SERIOUS when it comes to quality education, despite the environment. But hey, it's what's on the outside that counts. If you graduate here, you'll never be afraid of the board exams ever again.

Velez College is a school where you really need to be genius in order to pass every subject. In this school training for students was always been the best product of all time.


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10 Southwestern University

Always say... Southwestern university where excellence is a virtue... Nice environment and nice faculty members and staff... It's a worldwide institution because of the foreigners schooling here...

southwestern is a school of hopes, chances, and
fulfillment I love swu.

Southwestern University is really a true home of virtue, knowledge and excellence. It's nature-friendly environment makes it a famous location for board examinations. It is facilitated with complete working facilities. The teachers provide quality education and they were also very friendly and approachable. Now, tell me where you want to school? Come and join the growing population of Graduates of Southwestern University...

The Senior High School System is quite tough different from other schools across CEBU. The Dynamic Learning Program really molds students to be independent. Best school for multi-taskers.

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The Contenders

11 University of Southern Philippines Foundation

Yes. Because I studied there. During my time. The facilities are now improving as well with the management. Please have a survey to this school.
For those who will conduct the survey. Do not just look into the popularity of the school. But the management, student, facilities, staff, profs and the school it self.

I think this school deserves to be apart of top 10 university in cebu..

The campus is perfect to quality education with excellent facilities and approachable professors. A well known school of social work in the country with graduates who are occupying managerial positions.

As far as I enrolled here, the strategies towards teaching here is for global arena exposure. The quality of styles never focus in discussion itself, there is a satisfaction of a holistic formation of their clientele.

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12 Cebu Technological University

This school has the best training in terms of education. Lecture is useless if you can't apply what you've learn from it... This school focuses on applications for the students to discover more on their hidden skills and to give them more self-confidence...

CTU is one of the leading universities in Cebu. The school offers affordable tuition fees. The education system is more excellence. Many students were top especially engineering, education, nursing and so on. And there are also many became professionals. The students are highly trained.

I agree.. Some of the classes starts at 7:00 and the professors were really strict when it talks about time. I can say that they really well-trained the students, for they just preparing them for their Job in the future.
Excellent school! More on application than Lectures! Best school for me!

The Premier University of the Visayas

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13 Asian College of Technology

The best Computer School in CEBU... In connection to that, ACT awarded as BEst Computer School by the National Council for Product and Service Quality for 5 consecutive years...
I am an Alumni in Asian College of Technology and I am proud to have my learnings in this institution... And now I mastered my Animation and Designing Skills... Fly High ACT!

Asian College of Technology is a dynamic educational institution with esteemed professionalism committed to develop highly competent and globally competitive individuals.

Asian college of technology was spearheaded by a supernatural, extraordinary, witty, and a benevolent cebuano who was unselfish in sharing what he had learn't as he was a student. He exceeds a lot and founded A.C.T., so it means that this school has a quality of teachings and was aiming to fly high or soar high... If you graduate in this institution, or in this denomination, you will be able to get your job as fast as you want to.. Because A.C.T. is globally competitive that brings you to success.

Asian college of technology is my dream. teacher is good teaching for student and to respect...

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14 University of Santo Tomas - Carcar Campus
15 St. Theresa's College

It is also meant to establish mutuality in relationship with partner communities, as our mission towards transformation. It is also meant to establish mutuality in relationship with partner communities, as our mission towards transformation

It is meant to nurture the orientation of the school to raise the level of consciousness and commitment of the entire school community to be in constant dialogue with people in their aspirations and life values.

Theresians are very well-mannered, have class and are trained to be excellent leaders of our community. They are friendly and courteous to all. Well known for being great speakers.

Imbued with the values of Jesus and His disciples, Blessed Mother Mary, St. Teresa of Avila and Mother Marie Louise De Meester, and in partnership with families and the community, Saint Theresa’s College commits
to provide a transformative education where excellence in virtue, science, and the arts develops persons for creative leadership in view of nation-building towards a transformed and integral world-community.

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16 Indiana Aerospace University

Best Aviation Colloge ever!

Biggest aeropsace university in Asia

Biggest aerospace lage unya sa Customs administration nila tagak-tak! Bottom as always in an individual exams.. Asa and hustisya ana? University unta pero murag technical lang and skwelahan.

17 Cebu Eastern College

Does this school having a entrance exam?

Cebu Eastern college is a nice school

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18 Salazar Colleges of Sciences and Institute of Technology

This school does not deserve to be even in the top 100; poor class management by under qualified instructors. Poorly developed program materials, lack of textbooks, substandard classrooms etc... Place is something of a diploma mill

This school gives a luminescent torch of hope to all dreamers who are infected by poverty by proving the famous cliche which says: "Poverty is not the hindrance to success"

Very affordable tuition fee.

Despite of being poor in I.T. facilities, Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT) offers its best in terms IT Education.
Most of the best computer programmers here in the Philippines are came from this Institution. No doubts, I'm one of theme.

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19 AMA Computer University

Does this school having an entrance exam?

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20 Datamex Institute of Computer Technology

Despite being a neophyte in the field of learning it has afforded to extend scholarships to deserving students.

The tuition fee is very affordable

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