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A university is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines. Universities typically provide undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

The modern university system has roots in the European medieval university, which was created in Italy and evolved from Cathedral schools for the clergy during the High Middle Ages. In relation to this, I have listed the Top 10 Best Universities in Cebu.

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  1. University of the Philippines Cebu

    The University of the Philippines Cebu is a public research university and the youngest constituent university of the Philippines System located in Cebu City, the capital city of Cebu province in the Philippines. It was founded on May 3, 1918, ten years after the founding of UP in 1908. Wikipedia

    Address: Gorordo, Lahug, Cebu City 6000
    Phone: (032) 232 2642
    Chancellor: Liza D. Corro
    Number of students: 1,611 (2013)
    Motto: Honor and Excellence
    Website: upcebu.edu.ph

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    Highlights
    Type: State University
    Entrance exam: Required (UPCAT)
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in August
    Tuition Fees (Included in the Free Tuition Law)
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 40,000-50,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 18,000-51,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    CPA Licensure Exam14%
    Average
    198 of 387 schools
  2. University of San Jose Recoletos

    The University of San Jose–Recoletos, formerly known as Colegio de San Jose–Recoletos, is a private research and Catholic university founded in 1947 in Cebu City, Philippines by the Order of Augustinian Recollects.

    Address: Magallanes Street, 6000, Cebu City, Philippines
    Phone: (63-32) 253-7900
    President: Rev. Fr. Christopher C. Maspara, OAR
    Founded: 1947
    Motto: Caritas et Scientia; Adelante!
    Email: [emailprotected]
    Website: usjr.edu.ph

    Highlights
    Type: Catholic Private University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Catholic
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 60,000-70,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 22,000-38,000 per year

    Doctorate degree:
    ₱ 22,000-38,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Electronics Technicians Board Exam74%
    Below Average
    106 of 155 schools
    CPA Licensure Exam74%
    Excellent
    16 of 387 schools
    Civil Engineering Licensure Exam64%
    Above Average
    61 of 208 schools
    Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam58%
    Below Average
    90 of 132 schools
    Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam51%
    Below Average
    118 of 151 schools
    Master Plumber Licensure Exam39%
    Above Average
    32 of 127 schools
    Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam12%
    Below Average
    133 of 165 schools
  3. Cebu Institute of Technology University

    The Cebu Institute of Technology – University is a private non-sectarian academic institution, that provides basic and higher education with a foundation in general and technological education in the Philippines. The university was known then as simply Cebu Institute of Technology until 2009.

    Address: Natalio B. Bacalso Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
    Phone: (032) 261 7741
    President: Engr. Bernard Nicholas E. Villamor
    Fax: 261-7743
    Email: [emailprotected]
    Website: www.cit.edu

    Highlights
    Type: Private University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 20,000-40,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 19,500-34,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Electronics Technicians Board Exam91%
    Very Good
    37 of 155 schools
    Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam74%
    Above Average
    57 of 132 schools
    Architect Licensure Exam71%
    Above Average
    27 of 71 schools
    Civil Engineering Licensure Exam69%
    Above Average
    45 of 208 schools
    Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam63%
    Below Average
    98 of 151 schools
    Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher63%
    Very Good
    203 of 1044 schools
    Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam48%
    Below Average
    25 of 32 schools
    Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam45%
    Above Average
    52 of 165 schools
    CPA Licensure Exam43%
    Above Average
    89 of 387 schools
    Master Plumber Licensure Exam32%
    Above Average
    57 of 127 schools
  4. Southwestern University PHINMA

    The Southwestern University, officially the Southwestern University PHINMA, is a private university in Cebu City, the Philippines founded in 1946 by two pharmacists. It started as Southwestern college in the summer of 1946 and became a university on December 11, 1959.

    Address: Urgello Street, Lungsod ng Cebu, 6000 Lalawigan ng Cebu
    Phone: (032) 416 4680
    Number of students: 9,587 (S.Y. 2014–15)
    Campus: 2 campuses: Main Campus; Aznar Coliseum Complex
    Email: [emailprotected]

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    Highlights
    Type: Private University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 40,000-90,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 16,000-33,000 per year

    Doctorate degree:
    ₱ 16,000-33,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Dentist Licensure Exam - Practical Phase100%
    Excellent
    1 of 25 schools
    Medical Technology Board Exam92%
    Very Good
    35 of 107 schools
    Pharmacist Licensure Exam76%
    Above Average
    29 of 84 schools
    Physical Therapist Licensure Exam73%
    Above Average
    22 of 61 schools
    Physician Licensure Exam64%
    Poor
    32 of 38 schools
    Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher52%
    Above Average
    352 of 1044 schools
  5. Cebu Technological University

    Cebu Technological University is a level-4, level-5 state university located in Cebu, Philippines led by CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., who is serving his second term of office effective March 2019 through March 2023 as per CHED declaration.

    Address: M. J. Cuenco Ave, Corner R. Palma St., Cebu City, Philippines 6000
    Phone: (032) 402 4060
    Campus: (1) main campus, (8) satellite campuses, and (16) extension campuses
    President: Rosein A. Ancheta Jr., ASEAN PE, DM, PhD
    Founded: 1911
    Email: [emailprotected]
    Website: www.ctu.edu.ph

    Highlights
    Type: State University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in July
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 14,000-18,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 5,600-16,500 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Electronics Technicians Board Exam87%
    Above Average
    62 of 155 schools
    Civil Engineering Licensure Exam75%
    Very Good
    26 of 208 schools
    Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam67%
    Below Average
    91 of 151 schools
    Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam64%
    Below Average
    74 of 132 schools
    Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher54%
    Above Average
    328 of 1044 schools
    Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam48%
    Above Average
    49 of 165 schools
  6. University of San Carlos

    The University of San Carlos is a private Catholic research university in Cebu City, Philippines which is administered by the Society of the Divine Word missionaries since 1935. It provides basic education, undergraduate and graduate studies higher education.

    Address: Gov. M. Cuenco Ave, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
    Phone: (032) 230 0100
    Website: usc.edu.ph

    Highlights
    Type: Catholic Private University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Catholic
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 70,000-80,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 19,500-35,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    CPA Licensure Exam95%
    Excellent
    3 of 387 schools
    Electronics Technicians Board Exam94%
    Very Good
    26 of 155 schools
    Pharmacist Licensure Exam92%
    Excellent
    9 of 84 schools
    Chemical Engineer Licensure Exam92%
    Very Good
    4 of 32 schools
    Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam92%
    Very Good
    23 of 132 schools
    Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam89%
    Above Average
    34 of 151 schools
    Architect Licensure Exam78%
    Above Average
    18 of 71 schools
    Civil Engineering Licensure Exam64%
    Above Average
    61 of 208 schools
    Electronics Engineer (ECE) Licensure Exam49%
    Above Average
    47 of 165 schools
    Master Plumber Licensure Exam40%
    Above Average
    30 of 127 schools
  7. University of Southern Philippines Foundation

    The University of Southern Philippines Foundation is a private, foundation, non-sectarian university in Cebu City, Philippines. Wikipedia

    Address: USP Compound, Salinas Dr, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
    Phone: (032) 414 8773
    President: Atty. Paulino Aves Yabao

    Highlights
    Type: Private University
    Entrance exam: Not required
    Religious affiliation: Catholic
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 40,000-50,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 12,000-29,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Pharmacist Licensure Exam31%
    Below Average
    68 of 84 schools
    CPA Licensure Exam27%
    Above Average
    146 of 387 schools
  8. Cebu Normal University

    Cebu Normal University is a state research university in the Philippines. CNU is designated by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Excellence in both Nursing Education and Teacher Education.

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    Address: Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City Philippines 6000
    Phone: (032) 253-7915
    Email: [emailprotected]
    Website: cnu.edu.ph

    Highlights
    Type: State University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees (Included in the Free Tuition Law)
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 6,000-10,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 4,000-10,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Licensure Exam for Elementary Teacher79%
    Excellent
    75 of 1044 schools
  9. University of Cebu

    The University of Cebu is an educational institution in Cebu City, the Philippines founded in 1964 offering preschool, grade school, junior & senior high school, undergraduate degrees, and post-graduate degrees. It currently has four campuses.

    Address: Sanciangko St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
    Phone: (032) 255 7777
    Fax no.: (63-32)253-0729
    President: Atty. Augusto W. Go
    Website: universityofcebu.net

    Highlights
    Type: Private University
    Entrance exam: Required
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 40,000-46,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 12,000-28,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam70%
    Average
    61 of 132 schools
    CPA Licensure Exam51%
    Very Good
    62 of 387 schools
    Civil Engineering Licensure Exam40%
    Below Average
    137 of 208 schools
    Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam31%
    Poor
    141 of 151 schools
    Master Plumber Licensure Exam18%
    Below Average
    98 of 127 schools
  10. University of the Visayas

    The University of the Visayas is located in Cebu City, Philippines. It is the first school in the province of Cebu to attain university status.

    Address: Dionisio Jakosalem St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu
    Phone: (032) 253 6173
    President: Eduardo Gullas
    Founder: Vicente Gullas
    Email: [emailprotected]
    Website: uv.edu.ph

    Highlights
    Type: Private University
    Entrance exam: Required
    (only for courses which have a board exam)
    Religious affiliation: Non-sectarian
    Term structure: Semester
    School year: starts in June
    Tuition Fees
    Bachelor's degree:
    ₱ 30,000-40,000 per year

    Master's degree:
    ₱ 38,000 per year

    Board Exams Performance
    ExamPassing Rates (First Timers)Rank in Philippines
    Architect Licensure Exam47%
    Poor
    64 of 71 schools
    Mechanical Engineer Licensure Exam42%
    Poor
    111 of 132 schools
    Electrical Engineer Licensure Exam30%
    Poor
    142 of 151 schools
    Civil Engineering Licensure Exam26%
    Below Average
    162 of 208 schools
    Pharmacist Licensure Exam8%
    Poor
    82 of 84 schools

See Also

  • Top 5 Best Medical Schools in Cebu
  • Top 10 Private Schools in Cebu
  • Top 10 Schools in Davao

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FAQs

What rank is University of Cebu? ›

University of Cebu
country rank7
world rank3004
11 Aug 2022

Which university in Cebu has free tuition? ›

Cebu Normal University

Under the Law students in accredited State and Local universities/colleges will not pay any tuition fees or misc fee.

What is the biggest university in Cebu? ›

UC is an educational institution in Cebu City, Philippines founded in 1964 by Atty. Augusto W. Go. With over 58,000 students from pre-school to post-graduate students in 5 campuses including the UC School of Medicine, UC is the country's biggest private university.

What is the top 4 university in the Philippines? ›

The top four are:
  • University of the Philippines. ...
  • Ateneo de Manila University. ...
  • De La Salle University. ...
  • University of Santo Tomas.

Which is No 1 college in Asia? ›

National University of Singapore (NUS)

What is the first university in Cebu? ›

In 1948, the Visayan Institute was awarded university status, the first to become a university in Cebu, and was renamed the University of the Visayas (UV).

Which is the cheapest university in Asia? ›

If you're looking for a cheap university in Asia, Universiti Putra Malaysia is a top choice.

How many universities are there in Cebu? ›

The higher education system of Cebu City is represented by 8 universities, which offer 263 study programs.

What is the 1st university in the Philippines? ›

The University of Santo Tomas, established in 1611 as the Colegio de Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario, is the oldest university in the Philippines.

What is the top 1 university in the Philippines? ›

Ateneo debuts in THE World rankings as top PH school, places in 351-400 bracket. Ateneo de Manila University makes its debut in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, placing in the 351-400 bracket in the world's most recognized institutional rankings.

What are the universities in Cebu? ›

Cebu City

What are the Big 4 schools in the Philippines? ›

The Philippines' Big 4 universities – University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), and University of Santo Tomas (UST) – are marking their 11th year on the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS WUR) 2023 edition.

What is the richest barangay in Cebu City? ›

CEBU, Philippines - Barangay Kasambagan has the richest officials while Barangay Paril officials are the least moneyed among the 80 barangay captains and 560 barangay councilmen in the 80 barangays in Cebu City.

What is the top 10 university in the Philippines? ›

1 (672)University of the Philippines Diliman *PHL
2 (711)De La Salle UniversityPHL
3 (727)University of the Philippines ManilaPHL
4 (729)University of San CarlosPHL
9 more rows

What is the number 1 university? ›

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Which country is No 1 in study? ›

Russia has the world's most highly-educated population, with over half of Russian nationals holding a university degree. One major advantage of studying in Russia is the scholarship opportunities available. Each year, the Russian government grants thousands of scholarships to international students.

Who is the No 2 university in world? ›

The University of Oxford tops the ranking for the seventh consecutive year. Harvard University remains in second place, but the University of Cambridge jumps from joint fifth last year to joint third. The highest new entry is Italy's Humanitas University, ranked in the 201-250 bracket.

Which country has no 1 education? ›

1. The United States of America. The American education system is known for its practical learning and offers a wide array of educational choices to international students.

What is the oldest city in Cebu? ›

The country's oldest city is Cebu City. It was the first Spanish settlement and the first capital of the Philippines.

Is UST older than Harvard? ›

UST was founded by Miguel de Benavides on April 28, 1611. That makes this school older than Harvard by more than a quarter-century. (Harvard was founded on September 18, 1636.)

What is the biggest university school in the Philippines? ›

TOP TEN Biggest Universities in the Philippines (In terms of land...
  • University of the Philippines - Los Baños - 15,000 hectares.
  • Central Luzon State University - 658 hectares.
  • Silliman University - Dumaguete - 527 hectares (33 hectares main campus and the remaining 494 hectares is a farm land donated to the school)

Can a poor student study abroad? ›

Answer: Yes it is possible to study abroad even if you don't have so good grades. Language schools abroad accept students on any level, and there are also other schools like American Community Colleges that accept students with lower grades.

Which country is free for study? ›

Nordic nations Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden all offer opportunities to study free or at low cost: In Norway, university study is available free of charge to all students, regardless of study level or nationality.

Which country has low fees? ›

The cheapest countries are the preferred choice among international students. So many countries offer programs at affordable tuition fees.
...
Living Cost.
CountriesAverage Living Expenses (in Lakh)
Australia6.50
New Zealand5.47
Singapore3.62
Germany3.77
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What is the best school in Cebu City? ›

Cebu Universities Ranking
SchoolRanked In
1University of San Carlos Cebu City, Cebu24 exams
2Cebu Doctors' University Mandaue City, Cebu15 exams
3University of Cebu - Banilad Campus Cebu City, Cebu9 exams
9 more rows

What are the 6 cities of Cebu? ›

At present, six chartered cities are located in Cebu province: Cebu City, Mandaue City, Lapu Lapu City, Toledo City, Danao City and Talisay City (RA 8979 dated Dec. 30, 2000).

Is Cebu Normal University a good university? ›

CNU climbs 15th place in WURI Crisis Management ranking

Crimson and gold sparkled and soared yet again as Cebu Normal University (CNU) ranked 15th in the Top 50 Universities in Crisis Management category in the annual World Universities with Real Impact (WURI) rankings last June 9, 2022.

Is University of Cebu a good university? ›

UC is consistently producing topnotchers in Board exams for Engineering, Maritime Studies, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Nursing, Accounting, Criminology and Customs Administration. In 2012, 5 out of the top 10 places in Mechanical Engineering went to UC.

What is the 1 university in the Philippines? ›

MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) is the country's top university based on the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking released on Wednesday, October 12.

Who is the richest man in Cebu? ›

John Gokongwei

His businesses have extended far beyond Cebu, but he was born and raised in the Queen City of the South. Though he was born with a golden spoon, his father died when he was 13 making him peddle items to sell to make ends meet.

What is the first University in Cebu? ›

In 1948, the Visayan Institute was awarded university status, the first to become a university in Cebu, and was renamed the University of the Visayas (UV).

Which university is number 1 in the world? ›

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

What is the second largest university in the Philippines? ›

TOP TEN Biggest Universities in the Philippines (In terms of land...
  • University of the Philippines - Los Baños - 15,000 hectares.
  • Central Luzon State University - 658 hectares.
  • Silliman University - Dumaguete - 527 hectares (33 hectares main campus and the remaining 494 hectares is a farm land donated to the school)

What is the No 1 public university? ›

For the ninth straight year, UC Berkeley tops the list of the world's best public universities and remains the fourth-best university overall in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 global universities rankings.

What is the smartest school in the Philippines? ›

20 Best Universities in the Philippines
  1. Atenio de Manila University – Quezon City. ...
  2. Silliman University – Dumaguete. ...
  3. Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila. ...
  4. University of the Philippines Diliman – Quezon City. ...
  5. University of Asia and the Pacific – National Capital Region. ...
  6. Visayas State University – Baybay City.

What is the world's best school? ›

  • Harvard University. United States|Cambridge (U.S.) ...
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States|Cambridge (U.S.) ...
  • Stanford University. United States|Stanford. ...
  • University of California Berkeley. ...
  • University of Oxford. ...
  • University of Washington Seattle. ...
  • Columbia University. ...
  • University of Cambridge.

What is the best school name? ›

Top 10 Schools in India | Updated 2023-24
  • The Asian School, Dehradun.
  • St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata.
  • Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.
  • Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul International School, Hyderabad.
  • Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai.
  • St. ...
  • Sainik School, Ghorakhal.
  • Greenwood International High School, Bangalore.
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What university has the highest acceptance rate in Philippines? ›

Universities in the Philippines with High Acceptance Rates
  1. University of Mindanao. Acceptance Rate – 98% ...
  2. Holy Angel University. Acceptance Rate – 95% ...
  3. Universidad de Zamboanga. Acceptance Rate – 93% ...
  4. University of Santo Tomas. ...
  5. Lyceum of the Philippines University. ...
  6. De La Salle Lipa. ...
  7. De La Salle University. ...
  8. Mapúa University.

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