University of Santo Tomas

country rank  3
world rank  2588

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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 409 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

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Santo Tomas's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

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

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 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: Monday, 18 May 2020