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“400 years UNBEATABLE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of University of Santo Tomas

University of Santo Tomas
Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
(632)406-1611
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Ranked #3 of 69 Attractions in Manila
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
Quezon City
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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“400 years UNBEATABLE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The oldest university in Asia. It may be 400 years old but the buildings are updated and preserved. Tourists destination for photo ops

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Cavite City, Philippines
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“My Alma Mater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Oldest Catholic University in the Philippines. It's spacious so there's plenty of places to hang out...and study...

The place is full of trees and flowers so it's not stuffy at all. The fresh air the foliage brings is good for studying. There are also many places to eat inside the campus and outside.

Only downside: when it rains...expect a river to pop out from nowhere.

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Manila, Philippines
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“Older than most universities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

It pre-dates other famous universities (it celebrated its 400th year recently) and has an excellent Filipiniana (Philippines and Philippine-related) collection.

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Luzon, Philippines
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“My alma mater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Named as the Royal Pontifical University and older than Harvard, my alma mater boasts of its history, its main building's Architecture, campus and its famous graduates and quality of education.

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Manila, Philippines
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“good place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

one of the historic place here in the phil. and they do have a good dovtors at their hospital.. also the school they do have a very good education on the school that they do have..

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