LIST: 100 best universities in the Philippines 2024

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman led the list of 100 Philippine universities, according to independent metric-based ranking organization EduRank.

University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman
The UP Oblation at the Diliman, Quezon City campus. Photo courtesy: University of the Philippines

According to the latest rankings published on February 29, UP Diliman placed 374th out of 5,830 Asian universities and was ranked 1,367th in the 2024 global rating.


De La Salle University (DLSU) came in second place in the Philippines and 507th across Asia. It placed 1,752nd out of 14,131 universities worldwide.

Ateneo de Manila University was on third spot. It ranked 565th in Asia and 1,931st in the global rankings.

University of Santo Tomas (UST) was ranked fourth in the country while 836th in Asia. It was the 2,652nd in the global scale.

UP Los Baños came in fifth in the country and 869th in Asia. It was placed 2,761st on the 2024 global university list.

Here's the complete list of 100 best universities in the Philippines this 2024 according to EduRank:

Rank University Location
1 University of the Philippines - Diliman Quezon City
2 De La Salle University Manila
3 Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City
4 University of Santo Tomas Manila
5 University of the Philippines Los Baños Los Baños
6 University of the Philippines Manila Manila
7 University of San Carlos Cebu
8 Asian Institute of Management Makati
9 Mapua University Manila
10 Mindanao State University Marawi
11 University of the Philippines in the Visayas Iloilo
12 Visayas State University Baybay
13 Silliman University Dumaguete City
14 Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila
15 Central Luzon State University Science City of Munoz
16 University of Asia and the Pacific Pasig
17 De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde Manila
18 Adamson University Manila
19 University of Mindanao Davao
20 University of the East - Philippines Manila
21 Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila
22 Bulacan State University Malolos
23 Ateneo de Davao University Davao
24 Don Bosco Technical College Mandaluyong
25 Philippine Normal University Manila
26 Far Eastern University in Philippines Manila
27 University of the City of Manila Manila
28 University of the Philippines Baguio Baguio
29 Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology Iligan
30 Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan Cagayan de Oro
31 University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu
32 University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Las Pinas
33 Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila
34 Palawan State University Puerto Princesa
35 Miriam College Quezon City
36 Central Mindanao University Maramag
37 Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies Silang
38 West Visayas State University Iloilo
39 University of Southern Mindanao Kabacan
40 Cebu Normal University Cebu
41 Benguet State University La Trinidad
42 Angeles University Foundation Angeles
43 San Beda University Manila
44 Ateneo de Naga University Naga
45 Ateneo de Zamboanga University Zamboanga
46 University of Bohol Tagbilaran City
47 Caraga State University Butuan
48 University of the Philippines Mindanao Davao
49 Laguna State Polytechnic University Sta. Cruz
50 University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines Cagayan de Oro
51 University of Southeastern Philippines Davao
52 Isabela State University Echague
53 Batangas State University Batangas
54 Mariano Marcos State University Batac
55 Assumption College San Lorenzo Makati
56 Samar State University Catbalogan City
57 Adventist University of the Philippines Cavite City
58 Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation Lucena
59 John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Iloilo
60 Liceo de Cagayan University Cagayan de Oro
61 Southern Luzon State University Lucban
62 Emilio Aguinaldo College Manila
63 Leyte Normal University Tacloban
64 Southwestern University PHINMA Cebu
65 Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Bacnotan
66 University of Northern Philippines Vigan City
67 Quirino State University Diffun
68 University of the Immaculate Conception Davao
69 Bohol Island State University Bilar
70 New Era University Quezon City
71 Philippine Christian University Manila
72 University of Rizal System Tanay
73 Cebu Institute of Medicine Cebu
74 Nueva Vizcaya State University Bayombong
75 Surigao del Sur State University Tandag
76 University of Zamboanga Zamboanga
77 Bukidnon State University Malaybalay
78 University of Eastern Philippines Catarman
79 Sacred Heart College Lucena
80 Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology Cabanatuan
81 Central Philippine University Iloilo
82 Centro Escolar University Manila
83 Saint Louis University, Baguio City Baguio
84 Saint Mary's University of Bayombong Bayombong
85 Lorma Colleges City of San Fernando
86 University of Pangasinan Dagupan
87 Holy Angel University Angeles
88 University of Iloilo - PHINMA Iloilo
89 Sorsogon State College Sorsogon
90 University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Quezon City
91 St. Paul University Quezon City Quezon City
92 Western Mindanao State University Zamboanga
93 Philippine Women's University Manila
94 Bicol University Legazpi
95 National Defense College of the Philippines Quezon City
96 De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute Dasmarinas
97 Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela
98 University of the Visayas Cebu
99 National University, Philippines Manila
100 AMA Computer University Quezon City

Based on an analysis of at least 500,000 citations from at least 58,000 academic publications, the EduRank rankings also take into consideration the prominence of a university’s alumni, as well as its reference database. According to EduRank, 45% of the ranking is from the university’s research performance, while another 45% is from its non-academic performance. The remaining 10% is from the prominence of the higher education institution’s alumni.

EduRank added that the best cities to study in the Philippines based on the number of universities and their ranks are in Quezon City, Manila, Los Baños, and Cebu.

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  1. wow. SLSU #61 best school.
    siguro dapat nasa Top 20 man lang eto no?

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