QS Ranking: 16 Philippine Schools among Asia's Top Universities for 2023

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) is still the nation’s best learning institution, according to the 2023 QS Asia University Rankings.

QS Ranking: 16 Philippine Schools among Asia's Top Universities for 2023
The QS University Rankings: Asia 2023 has shown the Philippines’ top 3 schools slipping down in their rankings

Every year, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), considered the world's largest international higher education network, releases its ranking of top universities in Asia. Leading universities in the Philippines have been consistently part of the Asian university ranking. However, some of our top bets have slipped by over 10 spots this year.

Considered the frontrunner among top universities in the country, UP dropped by 10 spots from last year. In the 2023 QS Asia University Rankings, it currently ranks 87th from its 2022 ranking of 77th.

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) also slipped down by 10 spots this year with a ranking of 134, from its last year’s ranking of 124. Additionally, De La Salle University (DLSU) dropped by 11 spots, landing at 171 from last year's ranking of 160.

Meanwhile, the University of Santo Tomas found light as it went higher in its ranking to 175, a 2-spot increase from the previous year’s ranking of 177.

Aside from the Philippines’ top 4 schools in the QS Asian rankings, 12 more top universities are included in the list from all over the country. Here are their rankings.

Philippines’ top universities in the 2023 QS Ranking
  • University of the Philippines (UP) - 87th
  • Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) - 134th
  • De La Salle University (DLSU) - 171st
  • University of Santo Tomas (UST) - 175th

Ranking 551-600
  • Ateneo de Davao University(AdDU)
  • Mapua University (MU)
  • Siliman University (SU)

Ranking 601-650
  • Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)

Ranking 651-700
  • Saint Louis University (SLU)
  • Xavier University (XU)

Ranking 701-750
  • Adamson University
  • Cebu Technological University
  • Central Luzon State University
  • Central Mindanao University
  • Central Philippine University
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University

Peking University received a perfect score of 100 in the 2023 QS Asian University Rankings, unseating the National University of Singapore (NUS), which had held the top spot for four years running.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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