Five Philippine universities made it to the 2024 QS World University Rankings released on Wednesday, June 28.

The University of the Philippines led all Philippine universities and placed 404th, improving from last year’s 412th.

Ateneo de Manila University moved up to 563rd this year from its previous  651 – 700 bracket in the previous survey.

De La Salle University followed, ranking within the 681- 690 placing, while the University of Santo Tomas ranked within the 801 – 850 range.

The University of San Carlos in Cebu also made it to the world rankings, placing in the 1201 – 1400 group.

For 12 consecutive years now, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) maintained its top spot among the 10 best-performing schools in the QS ranking.

The National University of Singapore remained the only Asian institution that placed in the Top 10.

Here are the Top 10 universities in the world and their corresponding overall scores:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – 100
  2. University of Cambridge – 99.2
  3. University of Oxford – 98.9
  4. Harvard University – 98.3
  5. Stanford University – 98.1
  6. Imperial College London – 97.8
  7. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – 93.3 
  8. National University of Singapore (NUS) – 92.7
  9. University College London (UCL) – 92.4
  10. University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – 90.4

This year, the QS World University Rankings featured 1,500 institutions across 104 locations worldwide, boasting that this was their “biggest edition to date.” 

The QS methodology in ranking the universities is based on the following indicators:

  • Academic reputation
  • Employer reputation
  • Faculty-Student ratio
  • Citation per Faculty
  • International Faculty ratio
  • International Students ratio
  • International research network
  • Employment outcomes
  • Sustainability

The last three indicators were newly added to the metrics used by QS.

The full list is here.  – Xander Lauren Cipriano