44 rank Best Psychology Schools in the Philippines for 2019

Best Psychology Schools in the Philippines for 2019 (Edited)

The ranking of the 2019 Best Psychology Schools in the Philippines has been released, which featured only 44 out of the 310 colleges and universities offering undergraduate programs in psychology. (READ: 22 Ranked Best Psychology Schools in the Philippines for 2018)

Topping the list was the University of Santo Tomas, now on the 3rd year as the No. 1 best psychology school in the country. UST obtained a 91.20% overall score based on their passing rate in psychometrician licensure examination (40%), the number of examinees (20%), top-performing examinees (10%), accreditation (20%), and faculty-student ratio (10%). The school is an accredited Center of Excellence (COE) in Psychology by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Ateneo de Manila University made the 2nd rank on the list for 2019 (up by 1 rank in the 2018 list), ahead of the University of San Carlos at 3rd rank, and Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Main at 4th rank (up by 2 ranks in the 2018 list). ADMU is also presently CHED’s Center of Excellence in Psychology.

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The 5th in the list of best psychology schools is Far Eastern University-Manila.

Rounding out the remaining five places for the first top 10 performing schools are the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila at 6th rank, Angeles University Foundation at 7th, University of the Philippines Visayas-Cebu City at 8th, De La Salle University-Manila at 9th, and University of the Philippines Visayas-Iloilo City  at 10th.

The list is based on the results of this year’s psychometrician licensure examination plus other factors including accreditation status of the program and faculty-student ratio to find out which schools offering programs in psychology have the most valuable degree programs to produce a batch of examinees with high psychometrician licensure examination passing rates.

The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the Local Pulse School Rankings, however, the weightings for the number of examinees were adjusted to reflect programs with fewer examinees. Details on the methodology are discussed here. Other possible factors that are possibly secondary variables in determining the best Philippine schools to study psychology 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 accrediting agencies such as PACUCOA, PAASCU, AACCUP, and CHED.

To rank the schools, we took the passing rate of the psychometrician licensure examination in 2019, the number of examinees, and top-performing examinees as the overall board exam performance, and faculty-student ratio and accreditation status of the psychology programs as other criteria. Note that the passing rate we used for the 2019 psychometrician licensure examination was adjusted to 70% and above (unlike the PRC’s 80%), and a minimum of 30 examinees (unlike the PRC’s 50 minimum examinees).

Read on to see which schools made the list. (READ: 11 rank Best Philippine Schools to Become a Psychologist for 2019)

44 Best Philippine Schools with Undergraduate Programs in Psychology for 2019
OVERALL SCORE (%)PASSEDFAILEDCONDTOTAL% PASSEDNo. of Examinees (20%)With Top Examinees (10%)Accreditation LevelAccreditation Level Score (20%)Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR)No. of Students per FacultyFSR Score (10%)
1UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS91.201786018496.74%8090COE1001:212175
2ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY-Q.C.84.50570057100.00%30100COE1001:111185
3UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS82.4415923018287.36%80100Level III701:222275
4POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-MAIN81.2624053029381.91%100100Level II601:313165
5FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY-MANILA80.9019178026971.00%10090Level IV801:262675
6PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG MAYNILA76.2492309596.84%5080Independent601:242475
7ANGELES UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION75.6037404190.24%3090Level IV801:151585
8UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES VISAYAS-CEBU CITY75.50330033100.00%3090Independent601:151585
9DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-MANILA75.4355305894.83%3090Level III701:191985
10UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES VISAYAS-ILOILO CITY73.50420042100.00%3070Independent601:151585
11SAINT SCHOLASTICA'S COLLEGE72.9537103897.37%3040Level III701:77100
12XAVIER UNIVERSITY (ATENEO DE CAGAYAN)72.8610734014175.89%6060Level IV801:151585
14CEBU NORMAL UNIVERSITY72.1310227012979.07%6090Level II601:292975
15UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-ANGELES CITY71.5742104397.67%3060Independent601:151585
16DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-DASMARINAS69.968121110378.64%5040Level IV801:191985
17SAN PEDRO COLLEGE-DAVAO CITY69.00781809681.25%5070Level II601:202075
18SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY67.7016132119482.99%8040Candidate401:373765
19PALAWAN STATE UNIVERSITY-P. PRINCESA66.7836604285.71%3080Level II601:303065
20UNIVERSITY OF MINDANAO-DAVAO CITY66.63642709170.33%5070Level IV801:424255
21MIRIAM COLLEGE66.2838704584.44%3040Level III701:111185
22HOLY ANGEL UNIVERSITY66.19722509774.23%5080Level II601:323265
23SOUTHERN LUZON STATE UNIVERSITY-LUCBAN66.14711608781.61%4040Level III701:232375
24CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY65.6535604185.37%3040Level III701:202075
25SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY65.5031904077.50%3040Level IV801:121285
26SAN BEDA COLLEGE OF ALABANG, INC.64.7830503585.71%3040Level II601:191985
27ASSUMPTION COLLEGE-MAKATI63.50291104072.50%3040Level IV801:111185
28UNIVERSITY OF SAN JOSE-RECOLETOS63.507733011070.00%5040Level III701:242475
29SAN BEDA UNIVERSITY63.33371104877.08%3040Level III701:131385
30ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY63.10631207584.00%4070Not Accredited301:161685
31COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN-INTRAMUROS62.5035504087.50%3040Level III701:747435
32ADAMSON UNIVERSITY62.44682609472.34%5040Level II601:292975
33UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO62.07251003571.43%3040Level IV801:292975
34MANILA TYTANA COLLEGES, INC.61.5924903372.73%3040Level III701:131385
35POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-STO. TOMAS61.1755506091.67%4040Not Accredited301:.313165
36ATENEO DE NAGA UNIVERSITY60.32741108587.06%4040Not Accredited301:202075
37SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY59.8640404490.91%3040Not Accredited301:252575
38UNIVERSITY OF SAN AGUSTIN58.57401705770.18%3040Level II601:161685
39TARLAC STATE UNIVERSITY58.30542107572.00%4040Level III701:888835
40ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES57.0329903876.32%3060Not Accredited301:181885
41NATIONAL UNIVERSITY-MANILA56.8330603683.33%3040Not Accredited301:242475
42DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY-LIPA56.54682909770.10%5040Not Accredited301:141485
43MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-MARAWI CITY55.7525703278.13%3040Not Accredited301:171785
44PAMANTASAN NG LUNGSOD NG VALENZUELA55.6737904680.43%3040Not Accredited301:242475
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