University of Santo Tomas

4.3 out of 5 (111 ratings / 109 reviews) Manila, Philippines
The University of Santo Tomas, in pursuit of truth, guided by reason and illumined by faith, dedicates herself to the generation, advancement and transmission of knowledge to form competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)

About

History

The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical, Royal, and Catholic University of the Philippines, is a Dominican institution of learning founded in 1611, under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Education

While the University of Santo Tomas holds the distinction of being Asia’s oldest existing university, its age is coupled with its preeminence in Philippine education. Not only does it boast of several firsts in the different realms of education, it also has administrators and faculty members who are holding leadership positions in the Philippines’ policy-making bodies (e.g. Commission on Higher Education) and professional organizations, helping influence policies for the betterment of the society in general.

Research

To become globally acknowledged expert in pioneering and innovative research in the arts and humanities, social science, business management and education, health and allied sciences, science and technology, and the sacred sciences

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
1001 -200
2021
801
2020
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Library services

The UST Miguel de Benavides Libraryis housed in a six-storey building along Alberto Drive of the UST campus facing Dapitan Street. It has sixteen sections and five branch libraries which are located in different buildings inside the university. 

Medical services

The UST Health Service delivers the Thomasian Health Care System which involves the efficient and effective delivery of primary, emergency and specialty health care and the implementation of programs and projects for promotive and preventive medicine to all the members of the Thomasian Community.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It's okay, and there are a lot of opportunities to excel in different areas outside of academics.

Ready, set, smile! It's Katelyn Vidamo prepared to reach unexplored heights. Passionate, persistent, and patient to learn and experience the areas that I would like to be proficient in. I am an all-around person, who is up for anything.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas gave me a home to excel in different areas, although a mediocre, my university is generous enough to help me explore my potentials.

Short but sweet...
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University of Santo Tomas, or most commonly known as UST made me go through a whole new level of education and experience. However, due to pandemic it shortened the span of time in experiencing the diverse culture of the university.

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