University of the Philippines Diliman: Statistics



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#1367 of 14,131 In the World
#374 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 229 In the Philippines
#1 of 16 In Quezon
#305 of 1,000 For Forensic Science
Top50% For 88 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate12%
Admissions RequirementsCompetitive admission
Academic CalendarSemesters

We've calculated the 12% 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 8,902 scientific papers with 91,432 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
5,302 / 65,496
4,961 / 49,609
4,799 / 70,816
4,283 / 43,197
4,151 / 57,293
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,139 / 36,580
3,211 / 49,121
Quantum and Particle physics
3,055 / 26,233
Computer Science
2,981 / 22,380
Geography and Cartography
2,876 / 31,159
2,822 / 44,829
Organic Chemistry
2,343 / 33,333
2,338 / 29,295
Materials Science
2,252 / 25,709
Political Science
2,217 / 16,806
2,080 / 15,227
1,898 / 19,146
1,891 / 31,301
1,876 / 16,590
1,832 / 31,857
1,674 / 10,208
1,642 / 18,208
1,605 / 10,248
1,526 / 24,037
1,428 / 8,853
1,380 / 11,051
Optical Engineering
1,344 / 9,751
1,330 / 23,544
1,247 / 12,063
1,207 / 8,759
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,151 / 6,690
Electrical Engineering
1,121 / 8,284
Metallurgical Engineering
1,086 / 14,472
Art & Design
1,032 / 8,215
965 / 5,791
913 / 15,495
Environmental Management
859 / 14,677
Chemical Engineering
858 / 11,769
853 / 8,948
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
821 / 19,782

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 30 36
1992 29 65
1993 38 98
1994 33 141
1995 34 151
1996 32 185
1997 41 161
1998 54 191
1999 80 286
2000 67 373
2001 75 355
2002 105 455
2003 89 602
2004 116 674
2005 123 773
2006 110 1046
2007 126 1080
2008 155 1258
2009 202 1495
2010 276 1665
2011 274 2083
2012 268 2341
2013 333 2765
2014 338 3349
2015 509 3844
2016 478 3959
2017 595 4634
2018 560 5258
2019 687 6706
2020 704 8372
2021 753 10857
2022 624 11751
2023 720 12253
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. Ferdinand Marcos

    Ferdinand Marcos
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1917-1989 (aged 72)

    Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. was a Filipino politician, lawyer, dictator, and kleptocrat who served as the tenth president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He ruled under martial law from 1972 until 1981 and kept most of his martial law powers until he was deposed in 1986, branding his rule as "constitutional authoritarianism" under his Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (New Society Movement). One of the most controversial leaders of the 20th century, Marcos's rule was infamous for its corruption, extravagance, and brutality.

  2. Leni Robredo

    Leni Robredo
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of the Philippines Diliman
    1982-1986 graduated with Bachelor of Science in economics
    lawyervice presidentsecretarypolitician

    Maria Leonor "Leni" Robredo is a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as the 14th vice president of the Philippines from 2016 to 2022. She previously served as the representative of the 3rd district of Camarines Sur from 2013 to 2016.

  3. Elpidio Quirino

    Elpidio Quirino
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1890-1956 (aged 66)

    Elpidio Rivera Quirino was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as the 6th President of the Philippines from 1948 to 1953.

  4. Maria Ressa

    Maria Ressa
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1963-.. (age 61)
    journalistinternational forum participantuniversity teacherediting staff

    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. She will become Professor of Professional Practice in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University on July 1, 2024, and will be a Distinguished Fellow at Columbia's new Institute of Global Politics beginning in the fall of 2023.

All 79 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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