University of Santo Tomas

country rank  5
world rank  2899

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University Overview

Founded in 1611, University of Santo Tomas is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Manila (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), National Capital Region. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, University of Santo Tomas (UST) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. University of Santo Tomas (UST) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 407 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Philippine higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UST
Founded 1611
Motto Veritas in Caritate
Truth in Charity
Colours Yellow gold, black and white

University Location

Address España Street, Sampaloc
Manila (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
1015 National Capital Region
T +63 (2) 731 3101
F +63 (2) 732 7486

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office UST Tan Yan Kee Bldg., Dapitan Street
Sampaloc 1008

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 4,000-4,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)
  • Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • International Council of Universities of Saint Thomas Aquinas (ICUSTA)
  • Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie (COMIUCAP)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
  • University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)
  • International Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
  • Association of Catholic Universities of the Philippines (ACUP)
  • Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP)
  • Network of Dominican Schools, Colleges and Universities (DOMNET)
  • Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018