FULL LIST: 2024 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) is still the most popular university in the Philippines, according to the 2024 Ranking of Philippine Universities, a non-academic result revealing online popularity as released 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: 2024 Top 200 Most Popular Universities in the Philippines Online

"University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution. This 116 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations," UniRank said on their website.


De La Salle University (DLSU) Manila followed while Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) came in third place.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)-Manila was ranked fourth.

Completing the top 10 are University of the Philippines System (UPS), University of Santo Tomas (UST), Batangas State University (BatSU), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), University of the Philippines (UP)-Manila and Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU).

The 2024 Philippine University Ranking of 234 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 three-year bachelor's degrees or postgraduate master's or doctoral degrees
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, 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 2024:

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

Check out also the list of schools ranked 201-234:

Rank University Town
201 La Consolacion University Philippines Malolos City
202 Abra State Institute of Science and Technology Lagangilang
203 St. Joseph's College of Quezon City Quezon City
204 College of the Holy Spirit Manila
205 Marinduque State College Boac
206 St. Paul University Iloilo Iloilo City
207 Saint Jude College Manila
208 Romblon State University Odiongan
209 Pasig Catholic College Pasig City
210 Quirino State University Diffun
211 St. Paul University Dumaguete Dumaguete City
212 St. Mary's College Quezon City
213 Republic Central Colleges Angeles City
214 Saint Joseph Institute of Technology Butuan City
215 University of Iloilo - PHINMA Iloilo City
216 Lourdes College Cagayan de Oro City
217 Santa Isabel College Manila
218 Filamer Christian University Roxas City
219 Siena College of Taytay Taytay
220 Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology Zamboanga City
221 St. Louis College Valenzuela Valenzuela City
222 University of Pangasinan - PHINMA Dagupan City
223 University of La Salette Santiago City
224 St. Paul University Surigao Surigao City
225 Western Institute of Technology Iloilo City
226 University of Luzon Dagupan City
227 Holy Trinity University Puerto Princesa City
228 Meycauayan College Meycauayan City
229 Guagua National Colleges Guagua
Un Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology Claveria
Un Christ the King College Calbayog City
Un Lipa City Colleges Lipa City
Un STI West Negros University Bacolod City
Un La Consolacion College Iriga City

Note: Un means Unranked

In Asia, The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University and National University of Singapore took the Top 3 spots.

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 a non-academic League Table of the top Universities and Colleges based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

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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