University of Santo Tomas: Statistics



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#2531 of 14,131 In the World
#774 of 5,830 In Asia
#4 of 229 In the Philippines
#2 of 35 In Manila
#953 of 2,927 For Communications and Public Relations
Top50% For 28 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate81%
Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school or equivalent approved by the Government Bureau of Private Schools and entrance examination
Academic CalendarJune to March (June - October; November-March)

We've calculated the 81% acceptance rate for University of Santo Tomas based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Santo Tomas has published 2,694 scientific papers with 27,262 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Environmental Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Political Science, Chemistry, Law, and Sociology.


University of Santo Tomas majors

by publication & citation count

1,606 / 20,025
1,513 / 19,564
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,491 / 11,114
Environmental Science
1,201 / 10,907
1,033 / 8,074
Computer Science
1,025 / 7,725
Political Science
952 / 7,152
887 / 11,136
883 / 6,806
858 / 5,930
815 / 8,588
754 / 13,928
735 / 4,875
717 / 7,046
688 / 3,705
665 / 7,725
625 / 4,208
Geography and Cartography
600 / 2,991
595 / 11,569
587 / 4,056
574 / 8,186
564 / 4,567
537 / 3,241
Quantum and Particle physics
462 / 3,495
431 / 2,461
429 / 3,542
427 / 4,998
Organic Chemistry
400 / 4,595
400 / 5,080
373 / 1,944
Social Psychology
370 / 2,015
Development Studies
366 / 1,620
366 / 1,592
330 / 8,562
318 / 3,747
300 / 2,710
Public Health
295 / 4,559
Materials Science
291 / 3,476
Machine Learning
287 / 1,713
285 / 2,504

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 0 6
1991 8 13
1992 1 17
1993 0 21
1994 3 25
1995 3 30
1996 4 24
1997 4 34
1998 4 42
1999 5 54
2000 2 53
2001 7 69
2002 8 98
2003 20 98
2004 19 105
2005 21 128
2006 25 171
2007 32 254
2008 33 385
2009 36 484
2010 54 593
2011 36 622
2012 70 812
2013 64 995
2014 88 1098
2015 158 1127
2016 135 1250
2017 186 1558
2018 147 1577
2019 223 2020
2020 292 2703
2021 395 4021
2022 467 4542
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Santo Tomas 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 per Semester Total Tuition for 4 Years
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Php 45,000 Php 360,000
Bachelor of Science in Architecture Php 50,000 Php 400,000
Bachelor of Science in Biology Php 40,000 Php 320,000
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Php 50,000 Php 400,000
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Php 50,000 Php 400,000
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Php 45,000 Php 360,000
Bachelor of Science in Education Php 35,000 Php 280,000
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Php 45,000 Php 360,000
Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology Php 45,000 Php 360,000
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Php 50,000 Php 400,000
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Php 45,000 Php 360,000
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Php 50,000 Php 400,000

The University of Santo Tomas 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 Santo Tomas.

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 Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Advertising and Publicity, Architecture, Asian Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Computing, Canon Law, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Conducting, Dietetics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Finance, Food Technology, Foreign Languages Education, History, Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Jazz and Popular Music, Journalism, Justice Administration, Leisure Studies, Library Science, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Native Language Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Painting and Drawing, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Religious Education, Science Education, Singing, Sociology, Special Education, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Sports Management, Theatre, Theology, Tourism, Transport Engineering, Writing
Postgraduate Certificate/ Diploma Medicine
Master's Degree Applied Physics, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Curriculum, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Fine Arts, Food Science, Health Administration, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Literature, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Medical Technology, Metallurgical Engineering, Microbiology, Music, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Public Law, Science Education, Small Business, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Writing
PhD Biological and Life Sciences, Business and Commerce, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Curriculum, Development Studies, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, English, History, Human Resources, Law, Literature, Medical Technology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Public Administration

University of Santo Tomas alumni

  1. José Rizal

    José Rizal
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1861-1896 (aged 35)
    political activistlinguistophthalmologistfreemasonpolitician

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda was a Filipino nationalist, writer and polymath active at the end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. He is considered the national hero (pambansang bayani) of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement, which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.

  2. Manuel L. Quezon

    Manuel L. Quezon
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1878-1944 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Santo Tomas
    In 1903 graduated with licentiate in law

    Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, also known by his initials MLQ, was a Filipino lawyer, statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 until his death in 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the entire Philippines (as opposed to the government of previous Philippine states), and is considered to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo (1899–1901), whom Quezon defeated in the 1935 presidential election.

  3. Antonio Luna

    Antonio Luna
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1866-1899 (aged 33)
    scientistmilitary officerpharmacist

    Antonio Narciso Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta was a Filipino army general who fought in the Philippine–American War before his assassination on June 5, 1899, at the age of 32.

  4. Sarah Geronimo

    Sarah Geronimo
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1988-.. (age 35)

    Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo-Guidicelli is a Filipino singer, performer and actress. Geronimo rose to prominence after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night earning her a recording contract with Viva Records. She has won 15 Awit Awards, 28 Myx Music Awards, 8 Aliw Awards, 4 FAMAS Awards including the prestigious FAMAS Golden Artist Award and a World Music Award. Tatler listed her as one of the most influential celebrities, while Forbes Asia named her one of the most powerful influencers.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Santo Tomas faculties and divisions

Centre : Applied Ethics Ethics
Centre : Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics Cultural Studies, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies
Centre : Creative Writing and Studies Writing
Centre : Education and Research Development Development Studies, Education
Centre : Social Research Social Studies
College : Accountancy Accountancy
College : Architecture Architecture
College : Commerce and Business Administration Banking, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
College : Education Dietetics, Education, Food Technology, Information Sciences, Library Science, Nutrition, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Teacher Training
College : Fine Arts and Design Advertising and Publicity, Design, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting and Drawing
College : Nursing Nursing
College : Rehabilitation Sciences Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports
College : Science Actuarial Science, Applied Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Psychology
College : Tourism and Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management, Tourism
Conservatory : Music Conducting, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Singing
Faculty : Arts and Letters Arts and Humanities, Asian Studies, Behavioural Sciences, Communication Arts, Communication Studies, Economics, Journalism, Justice Administration, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Faculty : Civil Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Insurance, International Law, Labour Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Ecclesiastical Studies Canon Law, Pastoral Studies, Philosophy, Theology
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Medicine and Surgery Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health, Dermatology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Histology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery
Faculty : Pharmacy Biochemistry, Botany, Medical Technology, Pharmacy
Institute : Physical Education and Athletics Physical Education, Sports
Institute : Technological Courses Electronic Engineering, Management, Technology
Research Division : Ecclesiastical Sciences Religious Studies
Research Division : Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research Division : Movement Science Natural Sciences
Research Division : Natural Sciences Natural Sciences
School : Graduate Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Applied Physics, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Banking, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Canon Law, Chemistry, Civil Law, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Engineering, English, Ethics, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Health Administration, Health Education, Heritage Preservation, History, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Law, Library Science, Literature, Management, Management Systems, Marketing, Mathematics Education, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Oriental Studies, Pastoral Studies, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Science Education, Social Sciences, Theology, Writing

General information

Alternative names UST
Founded 1611
Accreditation Commission on Higher Education; PACUCOA
Motto Veritas in Caritate
Truth in Charity
Colors yellow gold, black, white

Location and contacts

Address España Street Sampaloc
Manila, First District, Metro Manila, 1015
City population 1,847,000

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