UP, Ateneo, UST lead UniRank Top Universities in the Philippines

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Iconic symbols of the top three Philippine universities on the UniRank list.

The University of the Philippines Diliman (UP Diliman), Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo), and University of Santo Tomas (UST) led UniRank’s 2020 Top Universities Ranking in the Philippines.

The top 3 Philippine universities led the 231 Philippine higher-education institutions that were ranked in the 2020 edition of the annual listing that features over 13,600 officially recognized Universities and Colleges in 200 countries.

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UP Diliman ranked in first place, followed by second-ranked Ateneo, and UST in the third spot.

UP, Ateneo, and UST had the best scores on the non-academic League Table of the top Philippine Universities based on web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

Here are the Top 10 Philippine Universities on UniRank 2020:

1. University of the Philippines Diliman
Country Rank: 1st
World Rank: 2005th

UP Diliman in Quezon City is a popular topic on the web and social media as the flagship campus of the UP System. It is home to the celebrated UP Fighting Maroons, national artists, and top scientists. UP Diliman agreed to house a COVID-19 testing center for Quezon City, set up a quarantine facility and is offering free counseling to frontliners, patients and their families, and anyone severely affected by the health crisis.

2. Ateneo de Manila University
Country Rank: 2nd
World Rank: 2295th

Ateneo De Manila University is home to the popular UAAP Men’s Basketball champions, the Ateneo Blue Eagles, and is run by the Jesuit Order. Ateneo Engineering professor Fabian M. Dayrit released his research on the potential use of coconut oil as a safe antiviral agent against the novel coronavirus. Ateneo alumni raised millions for COVID 19 relief efforts. The university on Katipunan Road in Quezon City announced giving all students Pass marks and refunds for lab and dorm fees, as the Loyola school’s act of compassion at this time of suspended classes during the community quarantine.

3. University of Santo Tomas
Country Rank: 3rd
World Rank: 2588th

The University of Santo Tomas is the oldest active university in all of Asia and is run by the Dominican Order. UST Growling Tigers are the current UAAP Overall Champions. Its community has been creating face shields for frontliners in the battle against the coronavirus disease. UST Singers Alumni from around the world recently gathered together online singing the OPM classic “Isang Lahi, Isang Dugo, Isang Musika” to spread hope, national unity, and inspire Filipinos at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. UP System
Country Rank: 4th
World Rank: 3064th

The University of the Philippines has been a popular topic on the web as the country’s premier university and especially during the ongoing community quarantine as its campuses led researches and innovation to address the coronavirus disease pandemic. UP scientists developed the country’s first COVID 19 test kit, the RxBox vital signs monitor, TeleKumusta for patients, among other innovative solutions and relief efforts.

5. De La Salle University
Country Rank: 5th
World Rank: 3780th

De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU Manila) has announced tuition rebates and extended free counseling as well as pocket wifis to support its academic community to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and enhanced community quarantine. Its alumni have also raised millions for COVID 19 relief efforts.

6. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Country Rank: 6th
World Rank: 4719th

7. UP Manila
Country Rank: 7th
World Rank: 5201st

8. Silliman University
Country Rank: 8th
World Rank: 5372nd

9. Mapúa University
Country Rank: 9th
World Rank: 5436th

10. University of the Philippines Los Baños
Country Rank: 10th
World Rank: 5588th

UP and Ateneo also led the UniRank listing of the most popular universities in the Philippines in 2019.

UP, ADMU, De La Salle University (DLSU), and the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Siliman University, and Mapua University are also in the 2020 list of London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (WUR) and Asia University Rankings (AUR).

University of Santo Tomas, De La Salle University, and Mapua University are also on the 2020 edition of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Impact Rankings based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to UP, Ateneo, UST for leading the UniRank Top Universities in the Philippines.

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