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.

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