FULL LIST: 2019 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online


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MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) dominated once again for four straight years the list of most popular colleges and universities in the Philippines. This is based on the 2019 Philippine University Ranking, a non-academic result revealing online popularity as released early February by UniRank (formerly 4 International Colleges & Universities or 4icu.org), an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited institutions in the world.

FULL LIST: 2019 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online
University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman is still the most popular school  in the country according to UniRank.

"University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. This 111 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations," UniRank said on their website.

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

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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) - Manila, University of the Philippines (UP) - Manila, Mapúa University - Manila, University of San Carlos (USC) and Ateneo de Davao University.

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The 2019 Philippine University Ranking of recognized Philippine higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Philippine higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) 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 2019:

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

Check out also the list of schools ranked 201-226:

Rank University Location
201 Olivarez College Parañaque City
202 Siena College of Taytay Taytay
203 Naval State University Biliran
204 Pasig Catholic College Pasig City
205 Saint Michael's College of Laguna Biñan City
206 National College of Business and Arts Quezon City
207 Catanduanes State University Virac
208 Aldersgate College Solano
209 Partido State University Goa
210 Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Butuan City
211 Guimaras State College Buenavista Guimaras
212 University of Pangasinan Dagupan City
213 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo City
214 STI West Negros University Bacolod City
215 University of Iloilo - PHINMA Iloilo City
216 St. Paul University Surigao Surigao City
217 Abra State Institute of Science and Technology Lagangilang
218 Republic Central Colleges Angeles City
219 University of Cagayan Valley Tuguegarao City
220 Quirino State University Diffun
221 Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Kidapawan City
222 Marinduque State College Boac
223 Guagua National Colleges Guagua
224 Asian Institute of Maritime Studies Pasay City
225 University of La Salette Santiago City
226 Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology Claveria
226 La Consolacion College Iriga City
226 Christ the King College Calbayog City
226 Negros Oriental State University Dumaguete City

In Asia, Shanghai Jiao Tong University topped the League Table of the top 200 Universities. The Fudan University, previous year's no. 1, came on fourth place. Peking University, Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University on 2nd, 3rd and 5th spots, respectively.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University in the United States dominated anew 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 rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves: 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.

Unirank's web-based, non-academic University ranking has been published since May 2005. Since its inception, the "ranking methodology has been periodically fine-tuned in order to provide better results."

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