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one of the oldest universities in Philippines

very good university and students should study well ,masters and Phd from it is a plus ,good in... read more

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Ali A
Good university with great structures

UST is one of the oldest school in the Philippines. They have very good structures. There are also... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
Manila, Philippines
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“alma mater”(18 reviews)
“oldest museum”(5 reviews)
This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 December 2013

As an American in Manila during WWII, we were put in prison camp here in UST by the Japanese for over 3 years. There were almost 4,000 prisoners during this period.People died of malnutrition, artillary fire, shelling and dysentery. The Japanese were the vilest of...More

10  Thank jean27434
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Reviewed 5 February 2015 via mobile

Why the ranking is so high? Who cares about the academic performance since you can't even enter the campus? This place is NOT open for tourists. You will be stopped by an armed security unless you have the permission. If you want to waste your...More

6  Thank Adventurer806463
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We just went because my father had studied there. It has old buildings and a museum we could not visit because they close it on mondays.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good university and students should study well ,masters and Phd from it is a plus ,good in medicine ,very big area ,some foreign professors teach too ,catholic based ,

Thank Ali A
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I walk from malacanang palace to UST, can not enter. It is private place and need permit to take photo inside.

Thank Bayu I
Reviewed 4 September 2018

UST is one of the oldest school in the Philippines. They have very good structures. There are also places to eat when you are inside the University and they have good hospital too!

Thank rbballesteros
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Home of the Tigers! I really miss all the food here. Especially the restaurants along Dapitan and P. Noval. I always buy musubi (from carpark) and milk tea when I was still in college. This is a good "pantawid-gutom" Haha :)

Thank Shannen P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a combination of old and new. So much have changed when i graduated from High School and College.

Thank Armcorpixel
Reviewed 9 July 2018

There's a sign at the entrance clearly stating that, unless you're a student, you're not welcome to visit here. Even for hospital patients and visitors. You're only allowed to make a right turn, park, and then immediately exit at the most inconvenient gate of theirs....More

1  Thank Stevenson U
Reviewed 25 April 2018

this will always be a favorite place since this is my alma mater and a proud Thomasian! I have so many memories of this place.

2  Thank Sheryl Ann D
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I visited this 400 year-old University during my 7-day business trip to Manila. Recognized as the oldest university in Asia, The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas is now one of the most famous university in the Philippines. The current campus and the main...More

Thank dra48
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

If any one visit Manila without having visited UST , undoubtedly a great miss. Its one of the oldest uni of asia having historic value. The infrastructure is extraordinarily built reflecting heritage and culture.

Thank Abdullah Mamun C
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29 September 2018|
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Response from dra48 | Reviewed this property |
I went to UST in the context of working. I was invited by the UST BOT. Anyways, You can go to UST by self. It’ll be a free visit. Except some restricted areas, with limited accessibility, most parts of UST are opened to... More
Ralph V
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Response from Wobeenskeedoo | Reviewed this property |
i dont think they are open but you can enter but need to secure a permit from the Office of Public Relations, so best if you go during class days.
24 September 2016|
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Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
for a regular taxi that normally drop off passenger to the airport terminal is P250 for a yellow taxi that cue the line in the arrival area is P500