PH’s Big 4 Listed Among World’s Best Universities

University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), De La Salle University (DLSU) and the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) made it to the list of the world’s top universities.

In the university rankings released by the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in 2016, UP ranked 374th, with an academic reputation of 42.5 and an overall score of 31.5, making it the only Philippine university in the top 400.

Meanwhile, AdMU placed 501 to 550 with an academic reputation of 30.4 while DLSU and UST ranked 701st along with other institutions.

In the Asian university rankings, UP placed on the 70th, AdMU on the 99th, DLSU on the 143rd and UST placed 157th. Other Philippine universities also made it to the list including Ateneo de Davao University (251-300), Silliman University (251-300), Xavier University (251-300) and the University of San Carlos (301-350).

There are six indicators used to compile the QS university rankings:

  • Academic Reputation (40%)
  • Employer Reputation (20%)
  • Student-to-faculty ratio (20%)
  • Citations per faculty (20%)
  • International faculty ratio (5%)
  • International student ratio (5%)

Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings is an “annual league table of the top 600 universities in the world, and is arguably the best-known and respected rankings of its kind.”

The purpose of the rankings “has been to recognize universities as the multifaceted organizations that they are” and to “provide a global comparison of their success against the notional mission of remaining or becoming world-class.”

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Kendryll Mae Anthonette Lictao is a proud Igorota hailing from the Cordilleras. She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications and is an aspiring filmmaker. Photography, film, and music are her major interests. She writes from time to time for her own personal blog site, To Him Alone. Now, she works as an Online Journalist for KLIPP TV.