5 Philippine universities make it to QS World University Rankings 2025

Five Philippine universities, led by the University of the Philippines (UP), are ranked among the top universities in the world in the prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2025.

Based on the latest rankings released on Wednesday, June 5, UP has risen to 336, a significant improvement from its previous standing of 404 in the QS Rankings for 2024.

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and the De La Salle Univeristy (DLSU) have also seen notable improvements in their QS rankings, rising to 516 and 641-650 fom 563 and 681-690, respectively.

Meanwhile, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and the University of San Carlos (USC) saw a decline in their rankings, falling to 851-900 and 1,401+, respectively, from 801-1,000 and 1,200-1,400, respectively.

For the 13th consecutive year, QS has ranked the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States as the top educational institution in the world.

The top 20 institutions in this year’s rankings were: MIT, Imperial College London (United Kingdom), University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Harvard University (United States), University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Stanford University (United States), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), National University of Singapore (Singapore), UCL (United Kingdom), California Institute of Technology (United States), University of Pennsylvania (United States), University of California Berkeley (United States), The University of Melbourne (Australia), Peking University (China), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Cornell University (United States), The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), The University of Sydney (Australia), The University of New South Wales (Australia), and Tsinghua University (China).

The QS World University Rankings, which is published by United Kingdom-based global higher education analyst QS Quacquarelli Symonds, is one of the most influential university ranking systems in the world.

It evaluates institutions based on several key indicators, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.

The QS World University Rankings for 2025 is regarded as the “largest ever” with over 1,500 institutions spread across 105 locations worldwide.