UP Bounces Back: From 412th to 336th in QS World Rankings!

The University of the Philippines (UP) is confident that its upward trend in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings will continue.

Back in 2022, the University of the Philippines (UP) hit the lowest point in a decade, landing at the 412th spot in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2023.

Two years later, UP made a comeback, securing the 336th spot in the rankings for 2025. This leap is even more remarkable compared to its 404th spot for 2024.

UP is confident that there’s nowhere to go but up, especially after the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Rising out of the challenging times during the COVID-19 pandemic, this latest round of rankings indicates an upward trend for the university,” said UP in a statement.

“UP’s rank in this latest round establishes the national university’s commitment to its mandate under its charter, Republic Act 9500, to enact leadership in education, research, and public service,” it added.

Aside from UP, four other Philippine universities have also made the QS World University Rankings for 2025: Ateneo de Manila University at 516th (from 563); De La Salle University in the 641-650 range (from 681-690); University of Santo Tomas in the 851-900 range (from 801-850); and the University of San Carlos in the 1401+ range (from 1201-1400).

The annual world university rankings feature about 1,500 institutions worldwide, highlighting the best of the best in global education.