University of the Philippines Diliman: Statistics

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#1358 of 14,131 In the World
#365 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 229 In the Philippines
#1 of 16 In Quezon
#311 of 1,084 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 79 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate20%
Admissions RequirementsCompetitive admission
Academic CalendarSemesters

We've calculated the 20% acceptance rate for University of the Philippines Diliman 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 the Philippines Diliman has published 7,687 scientific papers with 74,136 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Environmental Science, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Geology, Quantum and Particle physics, Computer Science, and Geography and Cartography.


University of the Philippines Diliman majors

by publication & citation count

Environmental Science
4,490 / 52,376
4,324 / 39,876
4,059 / 56,316
3,675 / 32,882
3,555 / 45,356
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,452 / 27,943
2,692 / 39,551
Quantum and Particle physics
2,581 / 19,805
Computer Science
2,556 / 17,736
Geography and Cartography
2,422 / 22,760
2,374 / 35,482
Organic Chemistry
1,993 / 25,681
1,960 / 21,769
Materials Science
1,937 / 19,011
Political Science
1,820 / 12,946
1,688 / 11,542
1,587 / 25,707
1,578 / 13,743
1,543 / 12,230
1,490 / 24,691
1,404 / 7,910
1,377 / 7,571
1,353 / 12,826
1,304 / 18,641
Optical Engineering
1,172 / 8,092
1,151 / 6,272
1,126 / 18,173
1,109 / 8,022
1,037 / 9,352
1,032 / 6,262
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,008 / 5,333
Electrical Engineering
988 / 6,421
Art & Design
886 / 6,322
Metallurgical Engineering
876 / 10,399
802 / 4,557
776 / 11,693
735 / 7,023
Environmental Management
720 / 12,842
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
717 / 15,949
Chemical Engineering
712 / 9,334

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 35 17
1991 30 36
1992 27 58
1993 35 96
1994 28 132
1995 34 139
1996 30 165
1997 33 148
1998 43 170
1999 74 260
2000 65 318
2001 71 309
2002 93 374
2003 69 513
2004 82 550
2005 106 665
2006 98 874
2007 122 936
2008 134 1097
2009 176 1368
2010 248 1447
2011 245 1807
2012 255 2094
2013 306 2377
2014 318 2872
2015 465 3378
2016 443 3417
2017 532 4147
2018 526 4394
2019 645 5813
2020 664 7493
2021 744 10766
2022 547 10779
Academic rankings

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 the Philippines Diliman.

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

University of the Philippines Diliman alumni

  1. Leni Robredo

    Leni Robredo
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the University of the Philippines Diliman
    1982-1986 graduated with Bachelor of Science in economics
    lawyerpoliticiansecretaryvice president

    Maria Leonor "Leni" Gerona Robredo is a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as the 14th vice president of the Philippines from 2016 to 2022.

  2. Maria Ressa

    Maria Ressa
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1963-.. (age 60)
    journalistinternational forum participant

    Maria Angelita Ressa is a Filipino and American journalist. She is the co-founder and CEO of Rappler. She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN.

  3. Kiko Pangilinan

    Kiko Pangilinan
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1963-.. (age 60)
    lawyertelevision presenterradio personalitypolitician

    Francis Pancratius "Kiko" Nepomuceno Pangilinan is a Filipino lawyer, politician, and farm owner who served as a Senator from 2001 to 2013 and from 2016 to 2022. He was the Senate Majority Leader from 2004 to 2008.

  4. Ely Buendia

    Ely Buendia
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1970-.. (age 53)

    Ely Eleandre BasiƱo Buendia, popularly known as Ely Buendia, is a Filipino musician, singer, songwriter, author and film director who gained fame as the guitarist, lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the famed Filipino rock band, the Eraserheads and also the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist of Pupil. Widely regarded as a legendary musical icon in the country, his songs continue to amass remarkable commercial success and critical acclaim, topping various music charts and leaving behind an enduring legacy in Philippine popular culture. He currently performs as the guitarist and singer-songwriter of the band, Apartel.

All 66 notable alumni

University of the Philippines Diliman faculties and divisions

College : Architecture Architecture, Building Technologies, Landscape Architecture
College : Arts and Letters Art History, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, English, English Studies, European Languages, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Performing Arts, Russian, Spanish, Speech Studies, Theatre, Writing
College : Business Administration Accountancy, Business Administration
College : Education Art Education, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, English, Filipino, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics Education, Native Language Education, Physics, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Special Education
College : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Geological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Operations Research, Telecommunications Engineering
College : Fine Arts Art Education, Art History, Communication Arts, Fine Arts, Industrial Design, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Visual Arts
College : Home Economics Child Care and Development, Clothing and Sewing, Family Studies, Food Technology, Home Economics, Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management, Interior Design, Nutrition, Textile Design
College : Human Kinetics Physical Education, Sports
College : Law Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Government, Human Rights, Insurance, International Law, Justice Administration, Labour Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law, Taxation
College : Mass Communication Communication Studies, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication, Radio and Television Broadcasting
College : Music Conducting, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Performing Arts, Singing, Theatre
College : Public Administration and Governance Government, Public Administration
College : Science Applied Physics, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Geology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Meteorology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Physics
College : Social Sciences and Philosophy Anthropology, Geography, Geography (Human), History, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
College : Social Work and Community Development Development Studies, Social and Community Services, Social Work
Course/Programme : Graduate Studies Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Administration, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Art Criticism, Art Education, Art History, Asian Studies, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Child Care and Development, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Conducting, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Dance, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, English, English Studies, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Family Studies, Filipino, Fine Arts, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, French, Genetics, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Government, Health Education, History, Home Economics, Human Resources, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Labour and Industrial Relations, Landscape Architecture, Library Science, Linguistics, Literacy Education, Management, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Meteorology, Microbiology, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Native Language Education, Nutrition, Operations Research, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Prehistory, Preschool Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Singing, Social Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Special Education, Speech Studies, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Taxation, Theatre, Thermal Engineering, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Transport and Communications, Water Science, Women's Studies, Writing
Institute : Islamic Studies Islamic Studies
Institute : Library and Information Studies Information Sciences, Library Science
Institute : Tourism Tourism
School : Economics Economics
School : Labour and Industrial Relations Human Resources, Labour and Industrial Relations
School : Urban and Regional Planning Regional Planning, Town Planning

General information

Alternative names UPD
Founded 1908
Motto Honor and Excellence
Colors up maroon, up forest green

Location and contacts

Address Diliman
Quezon City, Second District, Metro Manila, 1101
City population 2,960,000

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