University of San Carlos: Statistics



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#4230 of 14,131 In the World
#1460 of 5,830 In Asia
#7 of 229 In the Philippines
#1 of 10 In Cebu
#2120 of 2,214 For Gerontology
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The University of San Carlos is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school and entrance examination
Academic CalendarJune to March (June - October; November-March). Summer session April-May

Research profile

University of San Carlos has published 1,180 scientific papers with 22,054 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Computer Science, Ecology, and Geography and Cartography.


University of San Carlos majors

by publication & citation count

669 / 17,291
Environmental Science
643 / 8,466
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
609 / 14,699
585 / 7,436
519 / 14,189
494 / 7,126
464 / 14,925
Computer Science
435 / 8,444
408 / 5,234
Geography and Cartography
351 / 4,085
344 / 12,620
337 / 3,873
Quantum and Particle physics
324 / 3,898
318 / 5,101
309 / 11,437
282 / 7,466
280 / 12,664
Organic Chemistry
275 / 3,715
Political Science
249 / 2,516
244 / 2,510
244 / 7,938
226 / 4,417
Materials Science
222 / 3,791
218 / 2,428
210 / 1,559
208 / 2,661
205 / 2,133
199 / 10,911
188 / 2,023
172 / 2,092
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
166 / 1,768
Public Health
157 / 8,776
157 / 1,485
157 / 1,638
Electrical Engineering
136 / 1,773
Machine Learning
129 / 1,060
129 / 1,334
Environmental Management
115 / 1,504
Child Psychology
115 / 2,897
Social Psychology
114 / 1,459

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 9
1992 1 13
1993 2 25
1994 2 25
1995 1 22
1996 1 27
1997 1 32
1998 4 26
1999 5 30
2000 5 48
2001 3 38
2002 9 47
2003 8 49
2004 9 76
2005 9 63
2006 5 107
2007 6 99
2008 7 118
2009 12 136
2010 28 205
2011 24 483
2012 30 648
2013 47 857
2014 45 1004
2015 52 1210
2016 46 1311
2017 86 1446
2018 105 1616
2019 127 1661
2020 116 2188
2021 110 2352
2022 122 2624
2023 91 2931
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of San Carlos gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy PHP 30,000
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science PHP 35,000
Bachelor of Arts in Communication PHP 25,000
Bachelor of Science in Nursing PHP 40,000

The University of San Carlos has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of San Carlos.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes TBD
Business Yes Yes TBD
Chemistry Yes Yes TBD
Computer Science Yes Yes TBD
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes TBD
Environmental Science Yes Yes TBD
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes TBD
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine Yes Yes TBD
Physics Yes Yes TBD
Psychology Yes Yes TBD
PhD Anthropology, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Curriculum, Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Research, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Management, Philosophy

University of San Carlos alumni

  1. Sergio Osmeña

    Sergio Osmeña
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1878-1961 (aged 83)

    Sergio Osmeña Sr. was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as the fourth President of the Philippines from 1944 to 1946. He was Vice President under Manuel L. Quezon. Upon Quezon's sudden death in 1944, Osmeña succeeded him at age 65, becoming the oldest person to assume the Philippine presidency until Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016 at age 71. A founder of the Nacionalista Party, Osmeña was also the first Visayan to become president.

  2. Vicente Sotto

    Vicente Sotto
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1877-1950 (aged 73)

    Vicente Yap Sotto was a Filipino playwright, journalist, and politician who served as a senator from 1946 to 1950. He also served in the House of Representatives from 1922 to 1925, representing Cebu's 2nd district. He was the main author of the Press Freedom Law (now known as the Sotto Law, Republic Act No. 53).

  3. Ramon Fernandez

    Ramon Fernandez
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1953-.. (age 71)
    basketball coachbasketball player

    Ramon Sadaya Fernandez is a Filipino former professional basketball player and current commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission. Fernandez won four PBA Most Valuable Player awards and a record 19 PBA titles. Fernandez stood at 6'4 barefoot during his prime but due to mild gigantism grew to 6'5 during his final seasons. He scored 18,996 points to finish as the PBA's all-time scoring leader. He is also the PBA's all-time leader in rebounds, blocked shots, free throws made, playing minutes and second all-time in assists, games played and steals. He played for five teams in his entire PBA career starting with the Toyota, Manila Beer, Tanduay, Purefoods and San Miguel. Fernandez played in many international tournaments as a member of the Philippine basketball team. He is often regarded by tenured analysts as the greatest player to have ever played in the Philippine Basketball Association.

  4. Maria Esperanza Christina Frasco

    Maria Esperanza Christina Frasco
    1981-.. (age 43)

    Ma. Esperanza Christina Codilla Frasco, also known as Christina Garcia Frasco, is a Filipino politician serving as Secretary of Tourism since June 30, 2022. She was the mayor of Liloan, Cebu from 2016 to 2022.

All 18 notable alumni

University of San Carlos faculties and divisions

College : Architecture and Fine Arts Advertising and Publicity, Architecture, Fine Arts, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Painting and Drawing
College : Arts and Sciences Anthropology, Applied Physics, Arts and Humanities, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Data Processing, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Multimedia, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology
College : Education Art Education, Biology, Chemistry, Civics, Communication Arts, Cooking and Catering, Dietetics, Education, Ethics, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Nutrition, Physical Education, Physics, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Religious Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Textile Design
College : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
College : Pharmacy Health Sciences, Pharmacy
School : Business and Economics Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Secretarial Studies, Statistics, Taxation, Tourism, Transport Management
School : Graduate Accountancy, Anthropology, Architecture, Biology, Botany, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Geological Engineering, History, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Microelectronics, Nursing, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religious Education, Science Education, Social Psychology, Sociology, Software Engineering, Special Education, Structural Architecture, Taxation, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Urban Studies, Water Management, Water Science, Zoology
School : Health Care Professions Health Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy
School : Law and Governance Government, Law, Political Sciences

General information

Alternative names USC
Founded 1595
Accreditation Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities
Motto Scientia, Virtus, Devotio
Knowledge, Virtue, Devotion
Colors green, golden yellow

Location and contacts

Address P. del Rosario Street
Cebu City, Cebu, 6000
City population 964,000

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