University of San Carlos holds steady in QS World University Rankings 2025

The prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2025 are out, and the University of San Carlos (USC) has maintained its position among the top universities in the Philippines. While there was a slight shift in the overall ranking compared to 2024, USC remains a highly regarded institution for its academic excellence and global impact.

University of San Carlos holds steady in QS World University Rankings 2025 | CebuFinest

USC remains a Top Philippine University Despite Slight Ranking Shift

This year’s QS Rankings showcase the continued strength of Philippine higher education, with five universities making the list. The University of the Philippines (UP) leads the pack with a significant rise to 336th place.

Rank University
336 University of the Philippines
516 Ateneo de Manila University
641-650 De La Salle University
851-900 University of Santo Tomas
1401+ University of San Carlos

The University of San Carlos, known for its strong faculty and research focus, secured a spot in the 1401+ range. This demonstrates the university’s commitment to providing a well-rounded educational experience that prepares students for success in today’s globalized world.

The QS World University Rankings are a valuable resource for prospective students seeking top-tier education. By considering factors like academic reputation, employer reputation, and international outlook, these rankings provide a comprehensive picture of a university’s standing.

With its consistent performance in the QS Rankings, the University of San Carlos continues to attract talented students and faculty from across the Philippines and beyond. The university’s dedication to academic excellence and international collaboration positions it as a leader in Philippine higher education.

The top 20 institutions in this year’s rankings are as follows:

Rank University Location
1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States
2 Imperial College London United Kingdom
3 University of Oxford United Kingdom
4 Harvard University United States
5 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
6 Stanford University United States
7 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zurich) Switzerland
8 National University of Singapore Singapore
9 University College of London (UCL) United Kingdom
10 California Institute of Technology United States
11 University of Pennsylvania United States
12 University of California Berkeley United States
13 The University of Melbourne Australia
14 Peking University China
15 Nanyang Technological University Singapore
16 Cornell University United States
17 The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
18 The University of Sydney Australia
19 The University of New South Wales Australia
20 Tsinghua University China

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This year’s QS World University Rankings is the most comprehensive ever, featuring over 1,500 universities from 105 higher education systems around the globe. The United States leads the pack with 197 ranked institutions, followed by the UK with 90 and mainland China with 71.

Interestingly, MIT continues its 13-year dominance at the top, with Imperial College London making a significant leap to second place. The prestigious top five is completed by the University of Oxford, Harvard University, and the University of Cambridge.

Visit the QS World University Rankings website to explore the full rankings and learn more about the ranking methodology.

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