UST still out of QS subject rankings

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THE UNIVERSITY failed to land a spot in the Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) worldwide subject rankings for the sixth consecutive year, left behind by the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle University.

UP ranked in seven subjects globally compared with last year’s four subjects. The state university ranked 101st in the bracket for Archeology and Agriculture, 151st to 200th in both English Language and Literature and the Modern Languages, and 201st in Sociology.

La Salle placed 151st and 201st to 300th in Linguistics and English Language and Literature, respectively.

Ateneo ranked 201st in English Language and Literature and 251st in Sociology.

UST figured in the top 200 of the subject rankings in 2011, when it entered the 101-150 bracket for English and Literature.

The latest QS ranking by subject is the world’s largest subject ranking, covering 42 disciplines. According to the official QS website, the annual World University Rankings by Subject aims to “help prospective students identify the world’s leading schools in their chosen field.”

UST still ranks fourth overall in the Philippines in terms of the QS Asian University Rankings. The University also tied with UP and DLSU in the Graduate Employability Ranking last year, with an 81-percent Graduate Employment Rate.

The Philippines is one of 60 countries worldwide with universities recognized by QS. The rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

In the QS world university rankings last year, UST kept its place in the 701+ bracket. UP, Ateneo and La Salle placed 374th, 501st to 550th, and 701+, respectively.


  1. I believe the UST Admin should focus more on the graduate programs. Imagine the tuition for Graduate School is quite expensive and it does not offer a scholarship for those students who wanted to enroll there. I graduated in UST, but sad to say, I decided to go to a state university because it is quite less expensive there. The scholarship available only in UST are the one that is sponsored by other organizations such as DOST, unlike to DLSU and Ateneo they provide financial assistance.


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