FULL LIST: 2020 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

    MANILA, Philippines – University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD) led anew, in five straight years, the list of most popular colleges and universities in the Philippines. This is based on the 2020 Ranking of Philippine Universities, 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.

    University of the Philippines (UP) - Diliman is still the most popular school
    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 112 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations," UniRank said on their website.


    Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) still on second spot while University of Santo Tomas (UST) was on third place of most popular universities.

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

    Completing the top 10 are Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) - Manila, University of the Philippines (UP) - Manila, Silliman University, Mapúa University - Manila and University of the Philippines Los Baños.

    The 2020 Philippine University Ranking of 231 Philippine higher-education institutions met the following uniRank selection criteria:
    • being chartered, licensed 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

    NOTE: According to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), there are 2,393 total Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in 2019, including satellite campuses of State Universities and Colleges.

    Here's the full list of Top 200 Most Popular Schools in the Philippines this 2020:

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

    Check out also the list of schools ranked 201-230:

    Rank University Location
    201 Abra State Institute of Science and Technology Lagangilang
    202 Palawan State University Puerto Princesa City
    203 Surigao del Sur State University Tandag
    204 Northern Luzon Adventist College Pangasinan
    205 Pasig Catholic College Pasig City
    206 Colegio de Dagupan Dagupan City
    207 Eastern Samar State University Borongan
    208 Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Butuan City
    209 Saint Michael's College of Laguna Biñan City
    210 National College of Business and Arts Quezon City
    211 Holy Trinity University Puerto Princesa City
    212 Guimaras State College Buenavista
    213 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo City
    214 Siena College of Taytay Taytay
    215 University of La Salette Santiago City
    216 University of Cagayan Valley Tuguegarao City
    217 Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University Bacolor
    218 Union Christian College City of San Fernando
    219 Notre Dame of Kidapawan College Kidapawan City
    220 Notre Dame University Cotabato City
    221 University of Iloilo - PHINMA Iloilo City
    222 Republic Central Colleges Angeles City
    223 St. Mary's College Quezon City
    224 Asian Institute of Maritime Studies Pasay City
    225 University of Pangasinan Dagupan City
    226 Marinduque State College Boac
    227 STI West Negros University Bacolod City
    228 Guagua National Colleges Guagua
    229 La Consolacion College Iriga City
    230 Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology Claveria
    230 Christ the King College Calbayog City

    In Asia, Chinese institutions Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Fudan University and Guangxi University took the Top 3 spots. King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and National University of Singapore ranked fourth and fifth, respectively.

    Meanwhile, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and Stanford University in the United States dominated again this year's global ranking.

    According to their website, the uniRank University Ranking aims to provide an approximate ranking of world Universities and Colleges based upon their web presence and popularity in terms of estimated traffic, trust/authority and quality link popularity. The algorithm includes 5 unbiased and independent 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.

    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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