QS Ranking: 16 Philippine Schools among Asia's Top Universities for 2024

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) is still the nation’s best learning institution, according to the 2024 QS Asia University 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.

Considered the frontrunner among top universities in the country, UP has improved by nine spots from last year. In the 2024 QS Asia University Rankings, it ranks 78th from its 2023 ranking of 87th.

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) slipped down by 3 spots this year with a ranking of 137th, from its last year’s ranking of 134th.

Meanwhile, De La Salle University (DLSU) gained 17 big points, landing at 154th from last year's ranking of 171st.

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) dropped by 4 spots to 179, from the previous year’s ranking of 175th.

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.

Four universities secured spots in the Asian university rankings for the first time. This includes University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Far Eastern University (FEU), and Mindanao State University (MSU).

PUP, FEU, MSU, USC make QS ranking first time
4 Philippine universities make QS Asia rankings for the first time.

Philippines’ top universities in the 2024 QS Ranking in Asia

  • University of the Philippines (UP) - 78th
  • Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) - 137th
  • De La Salle University (DLSU) - 154st
  • University of Santo Tomas (UST) - 179th

Ranking 551-600
  • Adamson University (AdU)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PU)
  • University of San Carlos (USC)

Ranking 601-650
  • Mapua University (MU)
  • Silliman University (SU)

Ranking 651-700
  • Ateneo De Davao University (ADDU)

Ranking 701-750
  • Far Eastern University (FEU)
  • Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology

Ranking 751-800
  • Saint Louis University

Ranking 801+
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU)
  • Mindanao State University (MSU)
  • Xavier University (XU)

The 16th edition of the QS World University Rankings: Asia has a total of 856 institutions from 25 countries and territories.

Peking University, with a perfect score of 100 in the 2024 QS Asian University Rankings, held the top spot for another year as the region's best institution.

QS deployed 11 indicators to assess the schools, namely academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, international research network, citations per paper and papers per faculty, staff with a Ph.D., proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students, proportion of inbound exchange students, and proportion of outbound exchange students.

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  1. u failed to include CTU

    1. Hi, the ranking is based on Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) report.

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