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“A school of good education” 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 #14 of 115 things to do in Manila
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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.
Laguna,Philippines
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“A school of good education”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Although I was not able to enroll in this school but I heard so much good reputation with regard to education. It is one of the best schools when it comes to medicines,

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Manila
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26 reviews
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“One of Manila's Hidden Treasures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Visited to catch a forum. After so many years, the old buildings haven't lost their charm. I briefly took some photos but the rain just poured and, cautious not to get stranded in the flood, I left in the hope of dropping by during summer.

Visited November 2011
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Manila, Philippines
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“Old but Lovely! :)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is one of the world's largest catholic universities and also the Largest university in manila! :) Big grounds, well kept surrounding. Very clean.

Visited October 2012
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Makati City
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“Imbued with Unending Grace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I have studied here and is in love with it's architecture. My favorites are the Main Building, Beato Angelico Building (Archi-CFAD) and the Santissimo Rosario Church (esp the interiors). The Museum inside the Main Building, Quadricentennial Park, Arch of the Centuries and the Botanical Gardens are worth visiting. I love the "ancient feel" of the whole place and though I'm all for the improvement of the University (by erecting new buildings), I hope they maintain the amazing Spanish-era architecture. There's also the Publishing House, the souvenir shop inside the Museum, and stalls inside the AMV Carpark that sells UST jackets, key chains, etc. There are lots of food chains within and outside UST so you will definitely not starve (the ice cream stuffed inside buns that are being sold inside the University is a must-try!)

Visited August 2012
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“pontifical and royal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

The grand architecture of the buildings is simply amazing. it houses the oldest museum in the country and is the oldest university in Asia. I'm a proud alumni, I must say :)

Visited August 2012
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