Manila Universities are Overhyped!

Indeed, Manila universities are grossly overhyped as i have written previously.In the recently published result of the Architecture board exam, UST, a school in Manila got three topnotchers, while the provincial school USC got two topnotchers (top 2 and 4).

Hey UST has 3, and USC has only 2?!

Well, i’m not finished yet.

USC (Univ. of San Carlos) – 68% (13/19) 13 passed out of 19 takers
UST – 56% (35/63) 35 passed out of 63 takers

USC even with few exam takers it still able to have two topnotchers. In numbers that’s 11% excellent students for USC, while UST has only 5% excellent ones.

Just got lucky?!


On our Architect’s board last 2006, USC had 2 topnotchers, I think UST got 3. USC had 13 passers out of 26, UST had 57 passers out of 144 takers, that’s 50%.

USC with fewer students produced more academically good graduates.

Let me show you the nursing exam results this year (2008). Just the passing percentage.

1 Saint Louis University (Baguio) 146/144 99.00 %
2 Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro) 233/229 98.00 %
3 Silliman University (Dumaguete) 321/312 97.00 %

1 Trinity University of Asia (Trinity – Quezon City, that’s Manila) 41 40 98.00 %
2 Mindanao State University ( Marawi City) 76 74 97.00 %
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center (another Manila, thankfully) 31 30 97.00 %
3 Palawan State University (P. Princesa) 57 54 95.00 %

Where is the much overhyped UST in the list? UST is way down the list with 75% rate.

Ateneo and De Lasalle probably don’t have architecture and nursing courses.

I have nothing against Manila schools. I just like to encourage those students and graduates from Philippine provincial universities that we “promdis” are clearly at par if not better.

Original post taken from my personal blog.

2 thoughts on “Manila Universities are Overhyped!

  1. Dun sa comparative mo dpat nkita mo na yug answer.. sympre pag 19 yung examinees eh dapat nman talaga almost 100% na yung passing nun. Like sa Medtech boards nmen lagi topnotcher and St Loius University sa bguio kasi nman 20 lang lagi ang examinees nila noh pag ng 50% pa nman yun or below eh di isang lang ibig sabihin nun! pero wala nman ng ta top notch sa knila… it means na kaya almst 100% ang passing bcoz tutok sa knila mga reviewers nila compare sa highy populated na school sa manila.
    But one thing is for sure… UST eh madami bopols dyan as in!

  2. They pass judgment on UST as if they are really that good. Please stop degrading other schools trying to make it appear that your schools are better. And so what if you have higher passing rate? Does it really make you better? It makes you proud and young people hear from you and they also learn unjust pride. Your article is biased and does not teach readers good manners. You don’t know how to properly appreciate efforts made by others to provide good future for the young. All you know is pride. This is addressed to jHay and everyone else like him.

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