What are the best universities in the Philippines? The University of the Philippines (UP) is generally regarded as the best Philippine university. It is the flagship national university supported by the Philippine government. As the premier public university, its funding is unmatched by other higher educational institutions as is its breadth and depth of educational coverage. Other highly touted universities are the privately run Ateneo de Manila (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST), and University of Asia and the Pacific.
UP is considered strong in a number of fields while other universities tend to be known for particular strengths. Ateneo de Manila is traditionally known for its strength in the humanities; Asian Institute of Management, De La Salle, and University of Asia and the Pacific for business and economics; UST for medicine; University of the East for dentistry; Mapua Institute of Technology for engineering. The Philippine Military Academy is the proving ground for the country's future military leaders