FULL LIST: 2018 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

    MANILA, Philippines - For three consecutive years, University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) dominated the list of most popular colleges and universities in the Philippines. This is based on the 2018 web ranking or online popularity as released on Tuesday, January 23 by UniRank (formerly 4 International Colleges & Universities or 4icu.org), an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited institutions in the world.

    2018 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

    "University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. It has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations," Unirank said on their website.

    University of Santo Tomas (UST) overtakes Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) to claim the second spot with the latter now on third place.

    De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila and University of the Philippines System (UPS) were ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.


    Completing the top 10 are Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), University of the Philippines (UP) - Manila, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of San Carlos (USC).

    The 2018 Philippine University Ranking features all officially recognized Philippine higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

    • being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the appropriate Philippine higher education-related organization
    • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (Bachelor degrees) and/or postgraduate degrees (Master or Doctoral degrees)
    • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format

    Here's the full list of Top 200 Most Popular Schools in the Philippines this 2018:

    Rank University Location
    1 University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City
    2 University of Santo Tomas Manila
    3 Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City
    4 De La Salle University Manila
    5 University of the Philippines System Quezon City
    6 Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila
    7 University of the Philippines Manila Manila
    8 University of the Philippines Los Baños Los Baños
    9 Mapua Institute of Technology Manila
    10 University of San Carlos Cebu City
    11 Universidad de Zamboanga Zamboanga City
    12 University of the Philippines Mindanao Davao City
    13 University of the East Manila
    14 University of Southeastern Philippines Davao City
    15 Saint Louis University, Baguio City Baguio City
    16 Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Iligan City
    17 Ateneo de Davao University Davao City
    18 Asian Institute of Management Makati City
    19 Silliman University Dumaguete City
    20 De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Manila
    21 Western Mindanao State University Zamboanga City
    22 Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Cagayan de Oro City
    23 Far Eastern University Manila
    24 Adamson University Manila
    25 Ateneo de Naga University Naga City
    26 Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila
    27 Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Silang
    28 Centro Escolar University Manila
    29 Miriam College Quezon City
    30 AMA Computer University Quezon City
    31 Saint Mary's University of Bayombong Bayombong
    32 Southwestern University PHINMA Cebu City
    33 University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu City
    34 De La Salle Lipa Lipa City
    35 Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela City
    36 Ateneo de Zamboanga University Zamboanga City
    37 Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila
    38 Central Philippine University Iloilo City
    39 Rizal Technological University Mandaluyong City
    40 Angeles University Foundation Angeles City
    41 University of the Philippines Baguio Baguio City
    42 University of the Philippines in the Visayas Iloilo City
    43 Pangasinan State University Lingayen
    44 John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Iloilo City
    45 Cebu Technological University Cebu City
    46 University of Asia and the Pacific Pasig City
    47 University of St. La Salle Bacolod City
    48 University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Cagayan de Oro City
    49 Central Luzon State University Science City of Muñoz
    50 Benguet State University La Trinidad
    51 University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Piñas City
    52 University of Baguio Baguio City
    53 Jose Rizal University Mandaluyong City
    54 Asia Pacific College Makati City
    55 Batangas State University Batangas City
    56 Aquinas University of Legazpi Legazpi City
    57 University of Mindanao Davao City
    58 Central Mindanao University Maramag
    59 San Beda College Manila
    60 Caraga State University Butuan City
    61 The Philippine Women's University Manila
    62 Holy Angel University Angeles City
    63 Visayas State University Baybay
    64 Bicol University Legazpi City
    65 De La Salle Health Sciences Institute Dasmariñas City
    66 Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila
    67 West Visayas State University Iloilo City
    68 Philippine Normal University Manila
    69 Manila Central University Caloocan City
    70 Technological University of the Philippines Manila
    71 Father Saturnino Urios University Butuan City
    72 University of Nueva Caceres Naga City
    73 National University, Philippines Manila
    74 St. Scholastica's College Manila
    75 Misamis University Ozamiz City
    76 University of the Cordilleras Baguio City
    77 Mariano Marcos State University Batac
    78 Tarlac State University Tarlac City
    79 Holy Cross of Davao College Davao City
    80 University of Cebu Cebu City
    81 Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Manila
    82 University of Northern Philippines Vigan City
    83 Philippine Christian University Manila
    84 Lorma Colleges City of San Fernando
    85 Arellano University Manila
    86 Adventist University of the Philippines Cavite City
    87 Aldersgate College Solano
    88 Bukidnon State University Malaybalay City
    89 Bulacan State University City of Malolos
    90 Philippine School of Business Administration Manila
    91 Cebu Doctors' University Mandaue City
    92 Trinity University of Asia Quezon City
    93 Aklan State University Banga
    94 University of Southern Mindanao Kabacan
    95 Capitol University Cagayan de Oro City
    96 Holy Name University Tagbilaran City
    97 University of the Immaculate Conception Davao City
    98 University of the Assumption City of San Fernando
    99 National Defense College of the Philippines Quezon City
    100 Manuel L. Quezon University Quiapo
    101 FEATI University Manila
    102 Cavite State University Indang
    103 Colegio de San Juan de Letran Manila
    104 University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Quezon City
    105 Liceo de Cagayan University Cagayan de Oro City
    106 FEU Institute of Technology Manila
    107 University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos Bacolod City
    108 University of Batangas Batangas City
    109 Mindanao State University Marawi City
    110 University of Rizal System Tanay
    111 PATTS College of Aeronautics Parañaque City
    112 St. Paul University Manila Manila
    113 La Salle University, Ozamiz City Ozamiz City
    114 University of San Agustin Iloilo City
    115 University of Bohol Tagbilaran City
    116 Iloilo Science and Technology University Iloilo City
    117 Western Philippines University Aborlan
    118 Cebu Institute of Technology Cebu City
    119 Isabela State University Echague
    120 Southern Luzon State University Lucban
    121 New Era University Quezon City
    122 Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Bacnotan
    123 Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Lucena City
    124 Assumption College San Lorenzo Makati City
    125 St. Luke's College of Medicine - WHQM Quezon City
    126 Mountain View College Valencia City
    127 Nueva Vizcaya State University Bayombong
    128 St. Paul University Philippines Tuguegarao City
    129 Bataan Peninsula State University Balanga City
    130 Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College Ilocos Sur
    131 St. Paul University Quezon City Quezon City
    132 Cagayan State University Tuguegarao City
    133 Central Colleges of the Philippines Quezon City
    134 University of Pangasinan Dagupan City
    135 Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Cabanatuan City
    136 University of Luzon Dagupan City
    137 Notre Dame of Marbel University Koronadal City
    138 Chiang Kai Shek College Manila
    139 Lyceum-Northwestern University Dagupan City
    140 Samar State University Catbalogan City
    141 Cebu Normal University Cebu City
    142 Aurora State College of Technology Baler
    143 Baliuag University Baliuag
    144 Tarlac College of Agriculture Camiling
    145 Santa Isabel College Manila
    146 University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta City of Biñan
    147 University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao City
    148 Sacred Heart College Lucena City
    149 St. Louis College Valenzuela Valenzuela City
    150 Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication San Juan
    151 Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong City
    152 University of the Visayas Cebu City
    153 La Consolacion University Philippines Malolos City
    154 Laguna State Polytechnic University Sta
    155 Northwestern University, Philippines Laoag City
    156 St. Paul University Iloilo Iloilo City
    157 Angelicum College Quezon City
    158 Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation San Carlos City
    159 La Consolacion College Manila Manila
    160 Negros Oriental State University Dumaguete City
    161 University of Iloilo - PHINMA Iloilo City
    162 St. Joseph's College of Quezon City Quezon City
    163 Bohol Island State University Bilar
    164 Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology Sampaloc
    165 Holy Trinity University Puerto Princesa City
    166 Eastern Visayas State University Tacloban City
    167 Asian Social Institute Manila
    168 Notre Dame of Dadiangas University City of General Santos
    169 St. Paul University Dumaguete Dumaguete City
    170 University of Southern Philippines Foundation Cebu City
    171 Davao Doctors College Davao City
    172 Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University Bacolor
    173 San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite Cavite City
    174 Lourdes College Cagayan de Oro City
    175 Cebu Institute of Medicine Cebu City
    176 Cor Jesu College Digos City
    177 Camarines Norte State College Camarines Norte
    178 Ramon Magsaysay Technological University Iba
    179 Eastern Samar State University Borongan
    180 Lipa City Colleges Lipa City
    181 University of Antique Sibalom
    182 Wesleyan University-Philippines Cabanatuan City
    183 Southern Leyte State University Sogod
    184 Filamer Christian University Roxas City
    185 Bulacan Agricultural State College San Ildefonso
    186 College of the Holy Spirit Manila
    187 Surigao del Sur State University Tandag
    188 Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Butuan City
    189 Saint Michael's College of Laguna Biñan City
    190 Pasig Catholic College Pasig City
    191 Leyte Normal University Tacloban City
    192 National College of Business and Arts Quezon City
    193 Colegio de Dagupan Dagupan City
    194 Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology Zamboanga City
    195 Olivarez College Parañaque City
    196 University of Manila Manila
    197 Central Philippine Adventist College Murcia
    198 Saint Jude College Manila
    199 Catanduanes State University Virac
    200 Naval State University Biliran

    Check out the list of Schools Ranked 201-223 (including unranked institutions):

    Rank University Location
    201 Saint Pedro Poveda College Quezon City
    202 Romblon State University Odiongan
    203 University of Eastern Philippines Catarman
    204 Northern Luzon Adventist College Pangasinan
    205 St. Paul University Surigao Surigao City
    206 Partido State University Goa
    207 The National Teachers College Manila
    208 STI West Negros University Bacolod City
    209 Capiz State University Roxas City
    210 Marinduque State College Boac
    211 Siena College of Taytay Taytay
    212 Republic Central Colleges Angeles City
    213 University of Cagayan Valley Tuguegarao City
    214 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo City
    215 Guimaras State College Buenavista Guimaras
    216 Abra State Institute of Science and Technology Lagangilang
    217 Sorsogon State College Sorsogon City
    218 Guagua National Colleges Guagua
    219 Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Kidapawan City
    220 University of La Salette Santiago City
    221 Meycauayan College Meycauayan City
    222 Quirino State University Diffun
    Unranked St. Mary's College Quezon City
    223 Asian Institute of Maritime Studies Pasay City
    Unranked La Consolacion College Iriga City
    Unranked Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology Claveria
    Unranked Universidad de Sta. Isabel Naga City
    Unranked Christ the King College Calbayog City
    Unranked Union Christian College City of San Fernando
    Unranked Palawan State University Puerto Princesa City

    In Asia, Fudan University reclaimed the highest place in the list of 200 universities. The University of Tokyo, previous year's no. 1, came on second place. Meanwhile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University in the United States dominated this year's global ranking.

    According to their website, the uniRank University Ranking aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of Universities based on unbiased and valid web metrics: Moz Domain Authority, Alexa Global Rank, SimilarWeb Global Rank, Majestic Referring Domains and Majestic Trust Flow.

    This is especially intended to help international students and academic staff to understand how popular a specific University or College is in a foreign country.

    QS Ranking: 6 Philippine Schools Among Asia's Top Universities for 2018

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