Top 230 universities in the Philippines

  1. University of the Philippines System logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1908
  2. University of the Philippines Diliman logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1908
  3. De La Salle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1911
  4. Ateneo de Manila University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1859
  5. University of Santo Tomas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1611
  6. University of the Philippines Los Banos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1909
  7. Mapua University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1925
  8. University of the Philippines Manila logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1908
  9. University of San Carlos logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1595
  10. Asian Institute of Management logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1968
  11. Far Eastern University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1928
  12. Silliman University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1901
  13. Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1986
  14. Polytechnic University of the Philippines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1904
  15. Lyceum of the Philippines University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1952
  16. Philippine Normal University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1901
  17. Ateneo de Davao University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1948
  18. De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1988
  19. Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1933
  20. Adamson University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1932
  21. Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  22. Saint Louis University, Baguio City logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1911
  23. Miriam College logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1926
  24. University of Asia and the Pacific logo
    Acceptance Rate
    66%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1967
  25. Visayas State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1924
  26. University of the Philippines in the Visayas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1979
  27. Ateneo de Naga University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1940
  28. Centro Escolar University logo
    Founded
    1907
  29. University of the East - Philippines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1946
  30. National University, Philippines logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1900
  31. Technological Institute of the Philippines logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1962
  32. Bulacan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1993
  33. Central Luzon State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1907
  34. University of Mindanao logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1946
  35. Philippine Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1946
  36. San Beda University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1901
  37. Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1905
  38. Ateneo de Zamboanga University logo
    Founded
    1912
  39. Jose Rizal University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1919
  40. University of the Philippines Baguio logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1961
  41. Central Mindanao University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1910
  42. University of San Jose-Recoletos logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1947
  43. University of Perpetual Help System DALTA logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  44. Angeles University Foundation logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1962
  45. Technological University of the Philippines logo
    Founded
    1901
  46. Mindanao State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  47. Western Mindanao State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1904
  48. Our Lady of Fatima University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1967
  49. The Philippine Women's University logo
    Enrollment
    12,366
    Male:Female
    28:72
    Founded
    1919
  50. University of Southeastern Philippines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1978
  51. Emilio Aguinaldo College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1973
  52. St. Scholastica's College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    67%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1906
  53. West Visayas State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    94%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1902
  54. Cavite State University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1998
  55. National Defense College of the Philippines logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1963
  56. Caraga State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2009
  57. University of the City of Manila logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  58. Laguna State Polytechnic University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1956
  59. Rizal Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1969
  60. University of Cebu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1964
  61. San Juan de Letran College logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1620
  62. Central Philippine University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1905
  63. Holy Angel University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1933
  64. University of the Philippines Mindanao logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1995
  65. Cebu Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1902
  66. Asia Pacific College logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1991
  67. University of Southern Mindanao logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1952
  68. Pangasinan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1979
  69. Bicol University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1969
  70. Samar State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1912
  71. University of St. La Salle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1952
  72. Saint Mary's University of Bayombong logo
    Founded
    1928
  73. Liceo de Cagayan University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1955
  74. AMA Computer University logo
    Founded
    1980
  75. Holy Name University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1947
  76. Arellano University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1938
  77. Adventist University of the Philippines logo
    Founded
    1917
  78. Benguet State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1986
  79. University of Baguio logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1948
  80. Southwestern University PHINMA logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1946
  81. University of San Agustin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1904
  82. Don Bosco Technical College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1953
  83. De La Salle Lipa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,568
    Founded
    1962
  84. Mariano Marcos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1978
  85. FEATI University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1946
  86. Cebu Technological University logo
    Founded
    2009
  87. Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    1980
  88. University of Bohol logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1946
  89. Misamis University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1929
  90. New Era University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  91. FEU Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1992
  92. Tarlac State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1906
  93. Trinity University of Asia logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1963
  94. St. Paul University Philippines logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1907
  95. Isabela State University logo
    Founded
    1926
  96. University of Rizal System logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    24,368
    Founded
    2001
  97. Father Saturnino Urios University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1899
  98. Chiang Kai Shek College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1939
  99. De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1979
  100. University of Iloilo - PHINMA logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1947
  101. Batangas State University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    2001
  102. John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University logo
    Founded
    1948
  103. Leyte Normal University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1921
  104. Lorma Colleges logo
    Founded
    1934
  105. Negros Oriental State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1910
  106. Assumption College San Lorenzo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    81%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1959
  107. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1983
  108. Cagayan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1978
  109. Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1908
  110. University of the Cordilleras logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1946
  111. Manila Central University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1904
  112. University of the Visayas logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1919
  113. Eastern Visayas State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    1907
  114. University of Northern Philippines logo
    Founded
    1906
  115. La Salle University, Ozamiz City logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2006
  116. University of the East Ramon Magsaysay logo
    Founded
    1956
  117. University of Nueva Caceres logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1948
  118. St. Paul University Manila logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Founded
    1912
  119. University of the Immaculate Conception logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1905
  120. Bohol Island State University logo
    Founded
    2009
  121. Southern Leyte State University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2004
  122. Lyceum-Northwestern University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1975
  123. Naval State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1965
  124. Bataan Peninsula State University logo
    Founded
    2007
  125. Aurora State College of Technology logo
    Founded
    1993
  126. Palawan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  127. The National Teachers College logo
    Founded
    1928
  128. University of Pangasinan logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1925
  129. Manuel L. Quezon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1947
  130. Aklan State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Founded
    2001
  131. Bukidnon State University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2007
  132. University of Batangas logo
    Founded
    1946
  133. University of the Assumption logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1963
  134. Southern Luzon State University logo
    Founded
    1964
  135. Aquinas University of Legazpi logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1948
  136. Capiz State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2004
  137. Sorsogon State College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1993
  138. Olivarez College logo
    Founded
    1976
  139. Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1947
  140. Founded
    1948
  141. St. Paul University Quezon City logo
    Founded
    1946
  142. Cebu Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1946
  143. Western Philippines University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1910
  144. Notre Dame of Marbel University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1992
  145. Philippine School of Business Administration logo
    Founded
    1981
  146. University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1976
  147. Partido State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2001
  148. Bulacan Agricultural State College logo
    Founded
    1998
  149. St. Joseph's College of Quezon City logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1932
  150. Holy Cross of Davao College logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1951
  151. University of Antique logo
    Founded
    1954
  152. Asian Social Institute logo
    Founded
    1962
  153. Quirino State University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1976
  154. Ramon Magsaysay Technological University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1910
  155. Cor Jesu College logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1959
  156. University of Saint Louis logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1965
  157. Saint Michael's College of Laguna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    83%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1975
  158. Surigao del Sur State University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1993
  159. Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1998
  160. Central Colleges of the Philippines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1954
  161. University of Zamboanga logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1968
  162. Cebu Doctors' University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1973
  163. Founded
    1993
  164. University of Eastern Philippines logo
    Founded
    1918
  165. Cebu Institute of Medicine logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1957
  166. Eastern Samar State University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1950
  167. Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1945
  168. Romblon State University logo
    Founded
    1962
  169. University of Southern Philippines Foundation logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1927
  170. Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Founded
    1956
  171. Sacred Heart College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    61%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1884
  172. Notre Dame of Dadiangas University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1953
  173. Capitol University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1971
  174. Sta. Isabel University logo
    Founded
    1868
  175. La Consolacion College Manila logo
    Founded
    1902
  176. St. Paul University Dumaguete logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1904
  177. Nueva Vizcaya State University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1916
  178. St. Paul University Iloilo logo
    Founded
    1975
  179. Tarlac Agricultural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  180. University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1941
  181. University of Manila logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1913
  182. Catanduanes State University logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2012
  183. Angelicum College logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1972
  184. Saint Pedro Poveda College logo
    Founded
    1960
  185. Guimaras State College logo
    Founded
    1968
  186. Camarines Norte State College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1992
  187. Iloilo Science and Technology University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1905
  188. PATTS College of Aeronautics logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1969
  189. Northwestern University, Philippines logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1932
  190. Aldersgate College logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  191. La Consolacion University Philippines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1937
  192. San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1966
  193. Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation logo
    Founded
    1958
  194. Davao Doctors College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1975
  195. Baliuag University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1925
  196. St. Mary's College - Quezon City logo
    Founded
    2002
  197. Union Christian College logo
    Founded
    1910
  198. Wesleyan University - Philippines logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1946
  199. STI West Negros University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1948
  200. Mountain View College - Valencia City logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1953
  201. Central Philippine Adventist College logo
    Founded
    1981
  202. St. Louis College Valenzuela logo
    Founded
    1978
  203. Saint Jude College logo
    Founded
    1968
  204. University of La Salette logo
    Founded
    1951
  205. Pasig Catholic College logo
    Founded
    1913
  206. Founded
    1923
  207. Dagupan College logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1984
  208. Marinduque State College logo
    Founded
    1953
  209. University of Luzon logo
    Founded
    1948
  210. College of the Holy Spirit logo
    Founded
    1913
  211. Filamer Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1904
  212. Saint Joseph Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Founded
    1971
  213. Lourdes College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Founded
    1928
  214. Santa Isabel College logo
    Founded
    1632
  215. Holy Trinity University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1940
  216. Notre Dame of Kidapawan College logo
    Founded
    1958
  217. Founded
    1945
  218. Founded
    1993
  219. Meycauayan College logo
    Founded
    1925
  220. Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1967
  221. Siena College of Taytay logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1957
  222. University of Cagayan Valley logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1948
  223. Lipa City Colleges logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1947
  224. Western Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Founded
    1957
  225. Guagua National Colleges logo
    Founded
    1918
  226. St. Paul University Surigao logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1906

The best cities to study in the Philippines based on the number of universities and their ranks are Quezon City, Manila, Los Banos, and Cebu City.

Average cost of living for students in the Philippines is $317 + $40-285 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).