Top 230 universities in the Philippines: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of the Philippines DilimanQuezon City
2University of the Philippines System15%Quezon City
3De La Salle UniversityManila
4Ateneo de Manila University15%Quezon City
5University of the Philippines Los Banos15%Los Banos
6University of Santo Tomas85%Manila
7University of the Philippines ManilaManila
8Asian Institute of Management45%Makati City
9Mapua University65%Manila
10Lyceum of the Philippines University75%Manila
11Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of TechnologyIligan City
12University of San CarlosCebu City
13Adventist International Institute of Advanced StudiesSilang
14Silliman University65%Dumaguete City
15Far Eastern University55%Manila
16Central Mindanao UniversityMaramag
17Cebu Institute of TechnologyCebu City
18Polytechnic University of the Philippines25%Manila
19Xavier University - Ateneo de CagayanCagayan de Oro City
20Philippine Normal University35%Manila
21De La Salle - College of Saint BenildeManila
22Ateneo de Naga UniversityNaga City
23Visayas State University75%Baybay
24Saint Louis University, Baguio CityBaguio City
25University of the Philippines Mindanao15%Davao City
26Ateneo de Davao University35%Davao City
27Miriam CollegeQuezon City
28University of the Philippines in the Visayas5%Iloilo City
29University of Asia and the PacificPasig City
30University of Southeastern Philippines65%Davao City
31Ateneo de Zamboanga UniversityZamboanga City
32Technological Institute of the PhilippinesManila
33Centro Escolar UniversityManila
34University of San Jose-RecoletosCebu City
35St. Scholastica's College85%Manila
36Cavite State UniversityIndang
37University of Perpetual Help System DALTALas Pinas City
38Central Philippine UniversityIloilo City
39Jose Rizal UniversityMandaluyong City
40National Defense College of the PhilippinesQuezon City
41De La Salle Lipa75%Lipa City
42University of Science and Technology of Southern PhilippinesCagayan de Oro City
43University of the East - Philippines55%Manila
44Caraga State University75%Butuan City
45Palawan State University55%Puerto Princesa City
46National University, PhilippinesManila
47FEATI UniversityManila
48Pangasinan State University65%Lingayen
49West Visayas State UniversityIloilo City
50Angeles University FoundationAngeles City
51Adamson UniversityManila
52Technological University of the PhilippinesManila
53Central Luzon State University45%Science City of Munoz
54University of the Philippines BaguioBaguio City
55Bulacan State University35%Malolos City
56Bicol UniversityLegazpi City
57Cebu Normal UniversityCebu City
58Mariano Marcos State UniversityBatac
59Mindanao State University35%Marawi City
60University of Mindanao95%Davao City
61Rizal Technological UniversityMandaluyong City
62Emilio Aguinaldo College85%Manila
63San Beda UniversityManila
64Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication85%San Juan
65Saint Mary's University of BayombongBayombong
66University of Southern MindanaoKabacan
67De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute65%Dasmarinas City
68Bohol Island State UniversityBilar
69Aklan State UniversityBanga
70Western Mindanao State University35%Zamboanga City
71FEU Institute of Technology35%Manila
72Holy Angel University95%Angeles City
73Asia Pacific CollegeMakati City
74Benguet State University25%La Trinidad
75St. Paul University DumagueteDumaguete City
76Samar State University85%Catbalogan City
77University of San AgustinIloilo City
78University of PangasinanDagupan City
79University of Iloilo - PHINMA85%Iloilo City
80Adventist University of the PhilippinesCavite City
81University of Cebu85%Cebu City
82Negros Oriental State University45%Dumaguete City
83St. Paul University PhilippinesTuguegarao City
84The Philippine Women's UniversityManila
85AMA Computer UniversityQuezon City
86Liceo de Cagayan UniversityCagayan de Oro City
87Our Lady of Fatima UniversityValenzuela City
88University of St. La Salle55%Bacolod City
89University of BaguioBaguio City
90Misamis UniversityOzamiz City
91Arellano UniversityManila
92Northwestern University, PhilippinesLaoag City
93University of the Immaculate ConceptionDavao City
94University of the Visayas65%Cebu City
95Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology75%Cabanatuan City
96The National Teachers CollegeManila
97University of Rizal System25%Tanay
98Manila Central UniversityCaloocan City
99University of the CordillerasBaguio City
100Cagayan State University95%Tuguegarao City
101La Salle University, Ozamiz City85%Ozamiz City
102Southwestern University PHINMACebu City
103Cebu Technological UniversityCebu City
104Holy Name UniversityTagbilaran City
105Father Saturnino Urios UniversityButuan City
106New Era University95%Quezon City
107Isabela State UniversityEchague
108Batangas State UniversityBatangas City
109Laguna State Polytechnic University15%Sta. Cruz
110Tarlac State UniversityTarlac City
111John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime UniversityIloilo City
112University of the City of Manila5%Manila
113San Juan de Letran CollegeManila
114Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges85%Nabua
115Leyte Normal UniversityTacloban City
116St. Paul University ManilaManila
117Trinity University of AsiaQuezon City
118University of the East Ramon MagsaysayQuezon City
119Philippine Christian University75%Manila
120Lorma CollegesCity of San Fernando
121Sacred Heart CollegeLucena City
122University of Nueva CaceresNaga City
123Assumption College San LorenzoMakati City
124Cebu Doctors' UniversityMandaue City
125Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University35%Bacnotan
126Holy Cross of Davao CollegeDavao City
127Iloilo Science and Technology UniversityIloilo City
128Lyceum-Northwestern UniversityDagupan City
129Bataan Peninsula State UniversityBalanga City
130Eastern Visayas State UniversityTacloban City
131Southern Luzon State UniversityLucban
132Aquinas University of LegazpiLegazpi City
133Southern Leyte State UniversitySogod
134University of BatangasBatangas City
135University of Zamboanga85%Zamboanga City
136Ramon Magsaysay Technological UniversityIba
137University of Eastern PhilippinesCatarman
138Bukidnon State UniversityMalaybalay City
139Notre Dame of Marbel UniversityKoronadal City
140University of Northern PhilippinesVigan City
141University of the Assumption75%City of San Fernando
142Capiz State University75%Roxas City
143Saint Michael's College of LagunaBinan City
144University of Negros Occidental - RecoletosBacolod City
145University of Perpetual Help System Jonelta85%Binan City
146University of Saint Louis75%Tuguegarao City
147Sta. Isabel UniversityNaga City
148University of Southern Philippines FoundationCebu City
149Western Philippines University95%Aborlan
150Don Honorio Ventura Technological State UniversityBacolor
151Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State CollegeIlocos Sur
152Surigao del Sur State UniversityTandag
153Virgen Milagrosa University FoundationSan Carlos City
154Eulogio "Amang" Rodriguez Institute of Science and TechnologySampaloc
155Union Christian CollegeCity of San Fernando
156University of AntiqueSibalom
157Wesleyan University - PhilippinesCabanatuan City
158Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology75%Zamboanga City
159Eastern Samar State UniversityBorongan
160Bulacan Agricultural State CollegeSan Ildefonso
161Nueva Vizcaya State UniversityBayombong
162Aldersgate CollegeSolano
163Cor Jesu CollegeDigos City
164Davao Doctors College55%Davao City
165St. Joseph's College of Quezon City45%Quezon City
166Chiang Kai Shek College55%Manila
167La Consolacion College ManilaManila
168Partido State University95%Goa
169Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation45%Lucena City
170Asian Social InstituteManila
171Capitol UniversityCagayan de Oro City
172Mountain View College - Valencia CityValencia City
173Quirino State UniversityDiffun
174Sorsogon State College65%Sorsogon City
175University of BoholTagbilaran City
176Angelicum CollegeQuezon City
177Aurora State College of TechnologyBaler
178Baliuag UniversityBaliuag
179La Consolacion University Philippines95%Malolos City
180Manuel L. Quezon University45%Quiapo
181Naval State UniversityBiliran
182Philippine School of Business AdministrationManila
183Romblon State UniversityOdiongan
184Camarines Norte State College85%Daet
185Catanduanes State UniversityVirac
186Central Colleges of the Philippines65%Quezon City
187Central Philippine Adventist CollegeMurcia
188College of the Holy SpiritManila
189PATTS College of Aeronautics95%Paranaque City
190Saint Jude CollegeManila
191Saint Pedro Poveda CollegeQuezon City
192St. Paul University IloiloIloilo City
193St. Paul University Quezon CityQuezon City
194Tarlac Agricultural University35%Camiling
195Cebu Institute of Medicine75%Cebu City
196Don Bosco Technical CollegeMandaluyong City
197Lourdes CollegeCagayan de Oro City
198Marinduque State CollegeBoac
199Northern Luzon Adventist CollegePangasinan
200St. Luke's College of Medicine - WHQMQuezon City
201University of LuzonDagupan City
202Notre Dame of Dadiangas University85%City of General Santos
203San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite85%Cavite City
204St. Louis College ValenzuelaValenzuela City
205Olivarez CollegeParanaque City
206St. Mary's College - Quezon CityQuezon City
207Filamer Christian University55%Roxas City
208Notre Dame University - Cotabato CityCotabato City
209Saint Joseph Institute of TechnologyButuan City
210Guimaras State CollegeBuenavista
211Holy Trinity UniversityPuerto Princesa City
212Republic Central CollegesAngeles City
213Santa Isabel CollegeManila
214Siena College of TaytayTaytay
215St. Paul University SurigaoSurigao City
216STI West Negros UniversityBacolod City
217University of Cagayan ValleyTuguegarao City
218University of ManilaManila
219Abra State Institute of Science and TechnologyLagangilang
220Asian Institute of Maritime StudiesPasay City
221Dagupan CollegeDagupan City
222Guagua National CollegesGuagua
223Lipa City Colleges85%Lipa City
224Meycauayan CollegeMeycauayan City
225Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and TechnologyClaveria
226National College of Business and ArtsQuezon City
227Notre Dame of Kidapawan CollegeKidapawan City
228Pasig Catholic CollegePasig City
229University of La SaletteSantiago City
230Western Institute of TechnologyIloilo City

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