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UP, ADMU, and DLSU Among Top Universities in QS World Rankings 2025

QS World Rankings 2025

Philippine universities have demonstrated their commitment to academic excellence by securing notable positions in the QS World University Rankings 2025, released on Tuesday, June 4. This year’s rankings reflect improvements from their previous standings in 2024.

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Top Philippine Universities Among QS World Rankings 2025

University of the Philippines (UP)

QS World Rankings 2025

The University of the Philippines (UP) made a significant leap, rising to the 336th place from 404th last year. UP’s performance was bolstered by strong scores in various metrics, including:

  • Academic Reputation: 36.3 points
  • Employer Reputation: 65.3 points
  • Faculty-Student Ratio: 31.1 points
  • Citations per Faculty: 1.9 points
  • International Faculty Ratio: 1.6 points
  • International Students Ratio: 1.1 points
  • International Research Network: 60.9 points
  • Employment Outcomes: 65.6 points
  • Sustainability: 67.7 points

The university’s total score was 33.3, with notable contributions from employment outcomes and sustainability.

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)

QS World Rankings 2025

Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) also climbed the rankings, moving up to 516th from 563rd. ADMU achieved a total score of 23.6, with high marks in:

  • Employer Reputation: 64.5 points
  • Employment Outcomes: 70.6 points
  • Faculty-Student Ratio: 24.4 points
  • International Research Network: 23 points

De La Salle University (DLSU)

De La Salle University (DLSU) saw an improvement as well, landing in the 641-650 bracket, up from the 681-690 range last year. This advancement underscores DLSU’s ongoing efforts to enhance its academic and research capabilities.

University of Santo Tomas and University of San Carlos Experience Declines

In contrast, the University of Santo Tomas and the University of San Carlos experienced declines in their rankings, falling to the 851-900 and 1,401+ ranges, respectively. This highlights the competitive nature of global higher education and the need for continuous improvement.

Top 10 Universities Among QS World Rankings 2025

On the global stage, the top 10 universities are:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. Imperial College London
  3. University of Oxford
  4. Harvard University
  5. University of Cambridge
  6. Stanford University
  7. ETH Zurich
  8. National University of Singapore (NUS)
  9. UCL (University College London)
  10. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Contributing Factors to Rankings

QS World Rankings 2025

The improvement in rankings for UP, ADMU, and DLSU can be attributed to various factors, including government and institutional support. Efforts to enhance research capabilities, international collaborations, and faculty development have played a crucial role.

The universities have also increased their focus on research and innovation, contributing to higher scores in citations per faculty and international research networks. This focus has helped them to compete more effectively on a global scale.

High scores in employer reputation and employment outcomes indicate that graduates from these universities are well-regarded in the job market. This is an important factor for prospective students when choosing a university.

The QS World University Rankings 2025 reflect the ongoing efforts and progress of Philippine universities in enhancing their global standing. With continued support and a focus on key areas of improvement, these institutions are well-positioned to climb even higher in future rankings.


Read Also: Top Universities in the Philippines in 2024


Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
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