The Philippines is an amazing country with over 2,000 institutions of higher education. Over 200 are accredited and fully chartered. These are the schools which we rank, and took account for in our rankings of the best colleges in the Philippines.

Choosing the right college can be hard, and it’s something you should decide alongside your family. Education is a decision for your lifetime. It’s about pursuing the next steps of your life. It’s a bit overwhelming which is why we have assembled this ranking. To help you make the best decision possible.

Earning your college degree from one of the top colleges in the Philippines can set you up for success for a lifetime. Both professionally but personally. Many of the people you go to college with you will also be working with. It’s a very important decision. One that can change your life forever, and help you establish financial security and prowess. Making the right decision is important whether you end up living in the Philippines or working abroad.

So what does it mean to be a “best college” ? It’s a number of things. It means that we have evaluated the college based on a number of factors. You can find out more about methodology below. These are schools that extremely popular for a reason. Because they set their students up for success. These colleges give you the blueprint for success. Your job is to execute it.

Requirements for Ranking

Being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Philippine higher education-related organization. Offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees. Delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

Our methodology

Our ranking uses data from Webometrics, the Philippine Republic Commission of Higher Education (CHED),student reviews & editorial factors. Factors include affordability, graduation rates, and reviews of colleges, and salaries after graduation.

  1. University of the Philippines Diliman
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    Founded in 1908 the University of the Philippines Diliman is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of Quezon City in the National Capital Region. UPD also has branch campuses in Olongapo City & San Fernando City.

    UPD is one of the Philippines most diverse higher education institutes with a wide variety of courses. It is also one of it’s oldest and most respected institutions in the entire country.

    They are offer a number of undergraduate and graduate programs including doctorates.

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  2. Ateneo de Manila University
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  3. University of Santo Tomas
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  4. De La Salle University
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  5. University of the Philippines - System
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  6. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
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  7. University of the Philippines Manila
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  8. Mapúa University
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  9. University of San Carlos
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  10. Ateneo de Davao University
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