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Address: Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
Phone Number: (632)406-1611
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the...
This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
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Good to see if you have time

i visited this place with a local friend from Manilla, its good to visit if you have time, its a very old university and well maintained.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

i visited this place with a local friend from Manilla, its good to visit if you have time, its a very old university and well maintained.

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chicago, illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I graduated from ust in late 70's. I went back to visit the medical school and hospital, took a tour and presented a talk. it was much improved from years ago and is quite prosperous looking now. they do an excellent job of training medical students and residents. very impressed with how they maintained and improved over the years.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were interested in the quadricentennial park fountain which was lighted in the evening. It was awesome. The architecture were centuries old and it has also some mixture of the new structures. It is a Roman Catholic teaching and research University composed of several Faculties The Patron of the University is St. Thomas Aquinas, while St. Catherine of Alexandria is... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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103 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The University of SantoTomas is my alma mater since I entered its walls as an elementary student and went on to high school and to a college degree. It is the hallmark of catholic education in the Philippines being run by the Dominican fathers. Established in 1611 during the Spanish times, it is the oldest academic institution in the country... More 

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Fairfield, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

For the past seven years, I have been coming back as an alumni of UST. It is with pride to state that it is the oldest catholic university of the Philippines. It is a pontifical university. The Main Building still stands and contains the museum. I recommend visiting UST specially those students who come home for a visit. You will... More 

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Pasig, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I'm giving it a poor rating because you can't even enter the campus. The security is very tight in the university. It's a gorgeous campus, with beautiful architecture and greenery and so much history, but you can't go in without an ID or a good excuse so I really wouldn't recommend going here... unless you know someone who can get... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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 time for a while, then just go.

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Manila, Philippines
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212 reviews 212 reviews
110 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Every time i visit, nostalgia gets over me. The historic main building is an imposing facade to the years before us and its academic reputation as not only old but excellent education makes you want to enjoy and wonder about the place. The place in itself is large to walk around with the trees that provide shade makes the pondering... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Large campus, if you can get in the main buildings you will be amazed at the paintings. MRT station close by and a jeepney stop outside also

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Las Pinas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

One of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Asia - take a stroll around the grounds to appreciate the history and unique buildings that have stood the test of time...

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