Manila and the Provincial Universities and Colleges

I found a topic in a Cebu-based forum in its Campus section. The topic was about the top 20 schools in the Philippines. The survey was conducted by the Philippine Regulatory Commission or PRC and Commission on Higher Education. The study is done every 10 years. It was based on the average passing in the board examinations of all courses of all universities and colleges in the Philippines.

Quiet a number were surprised at the result.

Silliman University at number 4, beating the so called top Philippine universities Ateneo de Manila at 6 and DLSU at 16. The oldest college in this country University of San Carlos at number 11.

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A few argued about the survey’s accuracy. The common perception was and still is that if it’s from Manila it must be good, if it’s from the province it should be below par.

I’m a USC graduate, and currently working in Manila. I could confidently compete with those from UP, ADMU, UST, DLSU etc. I did not even belong to any top 10 or top 30 of our class. I won’t discount these Manila schools’ academic excellence, but the media’s constant exposure of these universities helped hyped them up.

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Here are the top universities and colleges in the Philippines concluded in 2007.
1. University of the Philippines ( Diliman Campus / Luzon )
2. University of the Philippines ( Los Banos Campus / Luzon )
3. University of the Philippines ( Manila Campus / Luzon )
4. Silliman University ( Dumaguete City / Visayas)
5. Ateneo de Davao University ( Davao / Mindanao )
6. Ateneo de Manila University ( Manila / Luzon )
7. University of Sto. Tomas ( Manila / Luzon )
8. Mindanao State University ( Iligan Institute of Technology / Mindanao )
9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila ( Manila / Luzon )
10. Saint Louis University ( Baguio City / Luzon )
11. University of San Carlos ( Cebu City / Visayas )
12. Xavier University ( Cagayan de Oro / Mindanao )
13. Mindanao State University ( Main / Mindanao )
14. Urios College ( Butuan City / Mindanao )
15. Polytechnic University of the Philippines ( Manila / Luzon )
16. De La Salle University ( Manila / Luzon )
17. Mapua Institute of Technology ( Manila / Luzon )
18. Adamson University ( Manila / Luzon )
19. Central Mindanao University ( Bukidnon / Mindanao )
20. University of Southern Philippines ( Davao / Mindanao )

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  1. ^^ LOL dugay nana!! 1991-2001

    new ranking:
    1. University of the Philipines-Diliman
    2. University of Santo Tomas
    3. Saint Louis University, Baguio City
    4. University of the Philippines-Los Banos
    5. Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan)
    6. Ateneo de Davao University
    7. Ateneo de Manila University
    8. Silliman University
    9. University of San Carlos
    10. Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Tech
    11. University of the Philippines-Manila
    12. De La Salle University-Manila
    13. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
    14. University of the Cordilleras(Formerly Baguio Colleges Foundation)
    15. University of Negros Occidental-Recolectos
    16. Mindanao State University-Gen Santos City
    17. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    18. Mapua Institute of Technology
    19. Central Mindanao University
    20. Adamson University

    Source: Compilation of Statistics of the Performance of Schools in various Licensure Examinations 1999-2005,Professional regulations Commission,Commission on Higher Education,Educational Statistics Task force (Published:2005)
    web link: http://www.filipinasoul.com/philippines-best-univers ities/#comment-77621

    go carolinians!!

  2. hai nako, bkt puro sa southern part yN? dahil ba taga jn ka? grabe ha, masasabi nating best schools nga yn pero talaga bng kasama yn? grow up man!

  3. boring nman nyan..lage n lng top twenty pag awayan..ang wala kaya nasama sa top..give chance to other schools na pag usapan nman, to make them known n there were existing, diba?

  4. Dear readers, university fighters, idealist, boasters, ego maniac, hyper ego syndrome.

    Why don’t we wake up, including me..and smell the coffee, face the music and help one another to help our educational standard in our country to at least mitigate the process of decaying if its reaLLY inevitable.

    When you are here abroad you will be awed, disappointed or perhaps dismayed since the Universities. thAT you out there are fighting with –with words– in reality in the global community THEY aren’t recognize. Sad to say even in the field of English language (we used to claimed as our cutting edge strength,,and we even say we stand out among our asian counterparts–hahaha), NOW go abroad and claim it…….(Funny in the Longman dictionary Paskitan and Indian english are the only other English who recognize other than the Native English)…our country is not even recognize as excellent… for here we are fighting who comes first in the super flawed educational licensure examination… OUR NEIGHBOURS ARE BUSY DOING THERE HOMEWORK INSTEAD OF DOING THE SAME IDIOTIC THING THAT WE ARE DOING…. In Bangkok alone their Universities here are busy looking for networks abroad,…. the English speaking countries who are really the genuine source of the cutting edge educational system..Their government .. their people are all exerting effort to achieve their goal…. Striving on perfecting the English language.. As ???? we even one time ,,our gov’t,,,the people around us ,,,the pretenders of protectors of the nationalistic idea of using our own Tagalog language instead of ENGLISH ,,, since if you are not using it you considered less patriotic, nationalistic whatever.. since the GLOBAL language which English is a TABOO for them becoz it is the language of colonizers,,, and they even hate the colonizers whom we indebted a lot. That with out them we are truly unrecognizable race in asia..THE ONLY DISTINCTIVE SKILLS WE HAVE THAT WE ARE SLOWLY LOSING…The colonizer that I am refering
    to are THE Americans. Those hypocrites who are claiming not using English ,,,don’t like the americans are the same people who are recepients of their families MONEY RECEIVED WHILE working in america,, THE HYPOCRITES ARE using levi’s as their brand of choice….SAYING ANG SARAP NG M&M CHOCOLATE Now what I’m saying is there are a lot of greater Issues out there that we should focus on and work together to weather IT.. AND RISE…. PLEASE OPEN OUR EYES… LOOK SEE B4 MARCOS TIME WE ONLY EDUCATE THIS STUPID VIETNAMESE WITH REGARDS TO ((THE STAPLE FOOD RICE???) now we beggars of their government… so ano nagagawa ng UP..DLSU,,,ateneo ,,,siliman,, mapua,etc,, students and graduate alike to remedy the prevailing national crisis we… worst we even have the graduates with Magna’s and Summa’ from the universities above mention who are now working as the top officials in the helms of the gov’t who are the main people causing problems,,, accused who are being corrupt……So I guess its about time…. okkk..tama na im tired of commenting the bottom line is we willl go home and watch our neighbours dying with hunger….I wreck already my brain cells in writing this long and useless written production… the final decision with in your heart. God bless us all as we survive… where we cant used our diploma and laurels to ease our hunger……….

  5. I agree James… if you only see the worst, you can only bring yourself the worst…

    Maybe our country does deserve its fate for being still a “developing country.” However, It’s saddening as well as funny that most still have this “I only live to survive” mentality which does not separate us from the monkeys or other animals in this planet. It is easy to blame other people for our own dilemna. One must realize, that although we are indefinitely connected, we bring into our lives what we have decided for ourselves. The bickering in government as well as our own tolerance and indifference.

    Ngunit marami pa ring mga Pilipino, nagtapos man sa UP, sa Ateneo, sa La Salle, sa STI, sa AMA o sa ICCT, higit na nakakagulat ay may mga taong hindi man lang nakapagtapos ng High School o Grade School; na tumutulong na magtaguyod ng kabutihan at pagbabago – maliit man o malaki sa kani-kanilang mga probinsiya, lungsod, komunidad o tahanan. Ang Vietnam, Thailand, at Malaysia ay mga bansang nasa mabuting estado ngayon dahil ang mga mamamayan nila ay may pagmamahal sa kanilang bansa… Imbis na masasamang salita laban sa bayan, at kapwa mamamayan ang bitiwan ay mga salitang mabubuti at may pag-asa ang dinadatnan sa kanila ng mga taga-ibang bansa. Kaya’t sadyang may respeto para sa kanila. At nakakagulat na ganoon rin para sa mga Pilipino, maaring hindi sa lahat ng panig ng mundo, ngunit muli at unti-unti na nating nababawi ang ating magandang pangalan at reputasyon.

    It is only in truly loving the self (and part of the self is our country) shall true positive change begin… We do not need miracles for this to happen, the means is within us. It lies just in our imagination for the better and our will to make change happen… however small or magnificent that may be.

    And btw. Change does not happen overnight… it is a collective effort.

    You will find it very useful not to work with negative people. ;D

  6. Hey Jo of Bangkok!

    What are the STUPID VIETNAMESE that you are talking about asshole?? The Vietnamese have achieved more than the Filipinos abroad in regards to building strong communities, academic achievement and in helping their own country grow again, even faster and better than the Philippines. Now look at us buying and begging rice from them, when we should be in the same market selling our rice to the world just like them! Look at your own English and spelling, it’s not even correct and you have the nerve to criticize another people when you are still fucked up. Kawawa ka talaga ungas!

  7. this is the new one po>please be guided

    1. University of the Philipines-Diliman
    2. University of Santo Tomas
    3. Saint Louis University, Baguio City
    4. University of the Philippines-Los Banos
    5. Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan)
    6. Ateneo de Davao University
    7. Ateneo de Manila University
    8. Silliman University
    9. University of San Carlos
    10. Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Tech
    11. University of the Philippines-Manila
    12. De La Salle University-Manila
    13. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
    14. University of the Cordilleras(Formerly Baguio Colleges Foundation)
    15. University of Negros Occidental-Recolectos
    16. Mindanao State University-Gen Santos City
    17. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    18. Mapua Institute of Technology
    19. Central Mindanao University
    20. Adamson University

  8. 1. University of the Philipines-Diliman
    2. University of Santo Tomas
    3. Saint Louis University, Baguio City
    4. San Isidro College(Malaybalay, city, bukidnon
    5. Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan)
    6. Ateneo de Davao University
    7. Ateneo de Manila University
    8. Silliman University
    9. University of San Carlos
    10. Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Tech
    11. University of the Philippines-Manila
    12. De La Salle University-Manila
    13. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
    14. University of the Cordilleras(Formerly Baguio Colleges Foundation)
    15. University of Negros Occidental-Recolectos
    16. Mindanao State University-Gen Santos City
    17. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
    18. Mapua Institute of Technology
    19. Central Mindanao University
    20. Adamson University

  9. Wow, SLU beats UPLB and UPM???? It makes me proud! I am studying in SLU, and a graduate of Makati Science HS. I hate Manila that’s why I hiked to Baguio hehe. Magaling ang SLU promise, kasi ndi kagaya ng Manila schools, btw i am a transferee from Mapua, they pass students lest sayang ang bayad sa tuition, sa SLU sobrang mura ng tuition kya ndi ntatakot mga prof mang bagsak, at npka minimal ng bearing ng nbr of students na naipasa ng prof sa professors rating, if im not mistaken. so talagang gagraduate ang estujante na may alam ndi un nkapasa ka nga wala ka namang natutunan, mas lugi ka nun sa tuition sa totoo lang… nasa pamamalakad ng SLU kung bakit magaling ang SLU, npka bobo ng ibang estujante dito sa totoo lng yan harsh na ako pero gumagaling sila because of our academic rules, pag na exceed mo na un allowable nbr of absences as in tatawagan tlg nila guardians mo, they REALLY stick to the RULES, ndi kagaya sa Manila na wa epek ang mga rules puro leeway hehe… Sana gayahin ang SLU ng manila skuls, kagaya ng government, nasa pamamalakad lang yan, sa college pantay pantay na, pero sa HS, may matatalino tlg, kya sa HS lng dapat yang best skuls n yan, and i am proud to say my MAKSCI would be very competitive to be ranked alongside with PISAY and MASCI…. go slu!!!!

    in college, wala yan sa talino, nasa tyaga yan, pero busabos mga college students, so kelangan icontrol ng skul, so d best skul is un naalagaan talga un mga estujante, at dyan panalo ang SLU!

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