22 Best Architecture Schools in the Philippines for 2018

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(Updated 12:30 p.m., 16 Sep. 2018) The rankings of the best architecture schools in the Philippines for 2018 have been released. Only 22 out of the 95 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in architecture made the list.

University of Santo Tomas led the list of the top performing schools offering architecture undergraduate programs in 2018 with 81.40 percent overall score. University of the Philippines Diliman followed with 79.98 percent overall score while Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main and Bicol University-Legazpi ranked third and fourth with 74.98% and 71.96% overall scores, respectively. Mapua University-Manila landed fifth with 67.82 percent overall score.

The rankings were based on the results of two licensure examinations in 2018 (January and June) plus other factors including level of accreditation and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering undergraduate programs in architecture have the most valuable degree programs to produce batch of examinees with high architecture licensure examination (ALE) passing rates.

The ranking used the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however the weightings for number of examinees were adjusted to reflect programs with less examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors which are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study architecture are included in the disclaimer page. Factors such as international linkages, community involvement, employer reputation, research outputs, and research citations per faculty are not part of this study. These variables are assumed to be assessed by accredited agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, and AACCUP.

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To rank the schools, we took the weighted passing rates of the two architecture licensure examinations (ALE) in 2018, the number of examinees, and top performing examinees [January 2018, June 2018] as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of the architecture undergraduate program as other criteria. Note that the passing rates we used for 2018 architecture licensure examinations were adjusted to 60% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and minimum of 20 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list.


22 Best Philippine Schools with Architecture Programs for 2018
RANK2017 RANKINGSCHOOLOVERALL SCORE2018 OVERALL BOARD EXAM PERFORMANCE (70%)OTHER CRITERIA (30%)
PASSEDFAILEDTOTALWeighted % PASSED (40%)No. Of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%)
12UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS81.403175737484.76%100100Level I502175
21UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES- DILIMAN79.987617798.70%50100Independent601685
311POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN74.98963012676.19%80100Level II603365
4-BICOL UNIVERSITY-LEGAZPI71.96915214363.64%9090Level II602275
56MAPUA UNIVERSITY-MANILA67.8272239575.79%6080Level I502575
64TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MANILA67.78812610775.70%7040Level II602375
710SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY63.691386520367.98%10040Not Accredited303765
8-BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY-MALOLOS63.48764111764.96%7040Level III704355
9-DE LA SALLE-COLLEGE OF SAINT BENILDE62.8359147380.82%5040Candidate401385
107ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY62.304195082.00%4070Not Accredited301685
119DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY- DASMARIÑAS62.283874584.44%4040Candidate401985
12-HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY60.32713911064.54%7040Level I503265
135UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS60.0471229376.34%6040Not Accredited302275
14-BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY - ALANGILAN59.1858369461.70%6040Level II603965
1514UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY OF SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES-CDO58.1728144266.67%4040Level II602575
1613UNIVERSITY OF SAINT LOUIS-TUGUEGARAO56.5237145172.55%4060Not Accredited302775
17-CAVITE STATE UNIVERSITY56.501552075.00%3040Level I503365
18-UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST- CALOOCAN52.981652176.19%3040Not Accredited303165
1915PALAWAN STATE UNIVERSITY-PUERTO PRINCESA52.3318112962.07%3040Level I502475
20-UNIVERSITY OF THE CORDILLERAS51.071562171.43%3040Not Accredited303265
21-UNIVERSITY OF NUEVA CACERES50.1620103066.66%3040Not Accredited302075
22-SAINT LOUIS COLLEGE OF SAN FERNANDO50.1425143964.10%3040Candidate403065

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