UPD, DLSU still top most popular schools in PH | Edukasyon.ph

UPD, DLSU still top most popular schools in PH

MAKATI CITY – Following the 2015 Top 100 Universities in the Philippines, Spain-based Webometrics Ranking of World Universities named the University of the Philippines Diliman and De La Salle University Manila again as the most popular schools in the country for 2016.

Aside from UPD, UP Los Banos also landed in the third spot which was followed by the University of Santo Tomas and UP Manila in the fourth and fifth positions respectively. The Top 10 list also includes University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Manila University, Jose Rizal University, and Universidad de Zamboanga.

Ranking World Rank University Presence Rank Impact Rank Openness Rank Excellence Rank
1 1268 University of the Philippines Diliman 471 1693 1132 1953
2 1842 De La Salle University Manila 4933 3056 1784 2107
3 1888 University of the Philippines Los Baños 2580 575 3607 3642
4 2732 University of Santo Tomas 5871 3990 2930 3480
5 2952 University of the Philippines Manila 3429 4474 4121 2340
6 3020 University of San Carlos 6004 5809 4029 2793
7 3186 University of the Philippines 9077 1789 4121 3642
8 3265 Ateneo de Manila University 1403 2853 4121 3746
9 4610 Jose Rizal University 10835 1491 4121 5824
10 4727 Universidad de Zamboanga 8910 1781 4121 5824


According to their site, the aim of the ranking is to provide reliable, multidimensional, updated, and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world based on their web presence and impact.

Webometrics base their university ranking through the volume of material that the institutions post on the internet and the number of external links to that material. They measure through the visibility of the institution; the impact of the contents; its presence to the web; the efforts to set up institutional research repositories; and excellence in publishing in international journals.

The said ranking system is an initiative of Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid. This is the largest public research institution in Spain and the third largest in Europe.

See the full list of the top 100 schools in the country here.


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