List of 100 best universities in the Philippines

We ranked 100 best universities in the Philippines based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 373K citations received by 30.4K publications made by 229 universities in the Philippines, measured the popularity of 889 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in the Philippines
#378 in Asia
#1380 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1908
#2 in the Philippines
#462 in Asia
#1643 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1911
#3 in the Philippines
#545 in Asia
#1878 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1859
#4 in the Philippines
#781 in Asia
#2575 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1611
#5 in the Philippines
#814 in Asia
#2686 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1908
#6 in the Philippines
#878 in Asia
#2819 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1909
#7 in the Philippines
#1280 in Asia
#3838 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1595
#8 in the Philippines
#1528 in Asia
#4407 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1961
#9 in the Philippines
#1536 in Asia
#4424 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
375
Founded
1968
#10 in the Philippines
#1571 in Asia
#4512 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1925
#11 in the Philippines
#1778 in Asia
#4979 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1946
#12 in the Philippines
#1798 in Asia
#5019 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1901
#13 in the Philippines
#1953 in Asia
#5350 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1967
#14 in the Philippines
#1979 in Asia
#5426 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1924
#15 in the Philippines
#2077 in Asia
#5660 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1928
#16 in the Philippines
#2110 in Asia
#5736 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1988
#17 in the Philippines
#2132 in Asia
#5788 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1979
#18 in the Philippines
#2149 in Asia
#5820 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1907
#19 in the Philippines
#2184 in Asia
#5898 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1932
#20 in the Philippines
#2219 in Asia
#5977 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1904
#21 in the Philippines
#2238 in Asia
#6028 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1948
#22 in the Philippines
#2290 in Asia
#6151 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1901
#23 in the Philippines
#2313 in Asia
#6210 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1952
#24 in the Philippines
#2361 in Asia
#6314 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1993
#25 in the Philippines
#2461 in Asia
#6521 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1946
#26 in the Philippines
#2484 in Asia
#6562 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1933
#27 in the Philippines
#2491 in Asia
#6576 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1968
#28 in the Philippines
#2514 in Asia
#6629 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1986
#29 in the Philippines
#2516 in Asia
#6634 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1952
#30 in the Philippines
#2520 in Asia
#6639 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1953
#31 in the Philippines
#2551 in Asia
#6717 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1961
#32 in the Philippines
#2557 in Asia
#6739 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1947
#33 in the Philippines
#2593 in Asia
#6817 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1910
#34 in the Philippines
#2604 in Asia
#6835 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1965
#35 in the Philippines
#2609 in Asia
#6848 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1962
#36 in the Philippines
#2632 in Asia
#6888 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1946
#37 in the Philippines
#2661 in Asia
#6950 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1926
#38 in the Philippines
#2674 in Asia
#6973 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1986
#39 in the Philippines
#2715 in Asia
#7063 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1940
#40 in the Philippines
#2738 in Asia
#7102 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1962
#41 in the Philippines
#2747 in Asia
#7130 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1975
#42 in the Philippines
#2807 in Asia
#7246 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Founded
1912
#43 in the Philippines
#2814 in Asia
#7259 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1902
#44 in the Philippines
#2877 in Asia
#7403 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1995
#45 in the Philippines
#2897 in Asia
#7446 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1967
#46 in the Philippines
#2932 in Asia
#7530 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1902
#47 in the Philippines
#3038 in Asia
#7742 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
2016
#48 in the Philippines
#3047 in Asia
#7761 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1912
#49 in the Philippines
#3052 in Asia
#7770 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2009
#50 in the Philippines
#3060 in Asia
#7787 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1956
#51 in the Philippines
#3071 in Asia
#7813 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1978
#52 in the Philippines
#3086 in Asia
#7849 in the World
Founded
1906
#53 in the Philippines
#3090 in Asia
#7858 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1965
#54 in the Philippines
#3094 in Asia
#7865 in the World
Founded
1926
#55 in the Philippines
#3097 in Asia
#7870 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1978
#56 in the Philippines
#3106 in Asia
#7895 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1955
#57 in the Philippines
#3123 in Asia
#7951 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1973
#58 in the Philippines
#3137 in Asia
#7997 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1921
#59 in the Philippines
#3142 in Asia
#8006 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1901
#60 in the Philippines
#3146 in Asia
#8022 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
4,568
Founded
1962
#61 in the Philippines
#3162 in Asia
#8052 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1905
#62 in the Philippines
#3163 in Asia
#8056 in the World
Founded
1917
#63 in the Philippines
#3180 in Asia
#8094 in the World
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
2001
#64 in the Philippines
#3189 in Asia
#8121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1975
#65 in the Philippines
#3215 in Asia
#8198 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1946
#66 in the Philippines
#3247 in Asia
#8292 in the World
Founded
2009
#67 in the Philippines
#3308 in Asia
#8463 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1908
#68 in the Philippines
#3352 in Asia
#8566 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
750
Founded
1957
#69 in the Philippines
#3397 in Asia
#8701 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1969
#70 in the Philippines
#3426 in Asia
#8775 in the World
Founded
1964
#71 in the Philippines
#3506 in Asia
#8963 in the World
Founded
1948
#72 in the Philippines
#3509 in Asia
#8970 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1905
#73 in the Philippines
#3530 in Asia
#9009 in the World
Founded
1918
#74 in the Philippines
#3544 in Asia
#9038 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1976
#75 in the Philippines
#3553 in Asia
#9056 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Founded
1907
#76 in the Philippines
#3575 in Asia
#9090 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1884
#77 in the Philippines
#3638 in Asia
#9220 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1905
#78 in the Philippines
#3645 in Asia
#9237 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
24,368
Founded
2001
#79 in the Philippines
#3665 in Asia
#9279 in the World
Founded
1934
#80 in the Philippines
#3677 in Asia
#9309 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1916
#81 in the Philippines
#3682 in Asia
#9323 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1925
#82 in the Philippines
#3720 in Asia
#9392 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1911
#83 in the Philippines
#3726 in Asia
#9406 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1947
#84 in the Philippines
#3763 in Asia
#9515 in the World
Founded
1962
#85 in the Philippines
#3789 in Asia
#9561 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1946
#86 in the Philippines
#3793 in Asia
#9567 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1992
#87 in the Philippines
#3857 in Asia
#9718 in the World
Enrollment
12,366
Male:Female
28:72
Founded
1919
#88 in the Philippines
#3859 in Asia
#9720 in the World
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1900
#89 in the Philippines
#3860 in Asia
#9734 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1919
#90 in the Philippines
#3893 in Asia
#9807 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1968
#91 in the Philippines
#3903 in Asia
#9832 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1904
#92 in the Philippines
#3904 in Asia
#9834 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2007
#93 in the Philippines
#3922 in Asia
#9871 in the World
Founded
1928
#94 in the Philippines
#3937 in Asia
#9906 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Founded
1956
#95 in the Philippines
#3942 in Asia
#9923 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1919
#96 in the Philippines
#3979 in Asia
#10009 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1946
#97 in the Philippines
#4009 in Asia
#10074 in the World
Acceptance Rate
74%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1906
#98 in the Philippines
#4010 in Asia
#10075 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1947
#99 in the Philippines
#4026 in Asia
#10101 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1969
#100 in the Philippines
#4067 in Asia
#10157 in the World
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2012

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

Average cost of living for students in the Philippines is $300 + $40-287 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).