We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

University of Santo Tomas

Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines
Review Highlights
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... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2015
Bachir M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
great university and medical center

I graduated from ust in late 70's. I went back to visit the medical school and hospital, took a... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2015
chicago, illinois
Read all 240 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
This is the oldest university in Asia, founded in 1611, and is one of the world’s largest Roman Catholic universities based on enrollment.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“main building” (40 reviews)
“alma mater” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Espana St | Sampaloc, Manila, Luzon 1008, Philippines

Similar Things to Do in Manila

Write a ReviewReviews (240)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

81 - 90 of 208 reviews

Reviewed 3 May 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.

3  Thank Bachir M
Reviewed 28 April 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...More

1  Thank etohelp
Reviewed 21 March 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...More

Thank MijnlieverdFH
Reviewed 17 March 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...More

2  Thank KIMI4812
Reviewed 13 March 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....More

Thank mayreyestan
Reviewed 4 March 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...More

Thank pauleneisabela
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

4  Thank 昱豪
Reviewed 4 February 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...More

1  Thank Joel D
Reviewed 6 January 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

1  Thank Kev G
Reviewed 31 December 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...

Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Emerald Garden
108 reviews
.93 km away
Yvan Navy
15 reviews
.89 km away
iChill Theater Cafe
5 reviews
.82 km away
House of Waygu Stone Grill
8 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fisher Mall Cinema
47 reviews
1.12 km away
Qi Spa
5 reviews
1.26 km away
Walk This Way
313 reviews
.59 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ralph V
11 November 2016|
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
George E
7 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Joni C | Reviewed this property |
yes you can just walk in in the ground area during school hours 6- am to 9 pm. but in the case of entering any building, you will be greeted by the guards and they will ask for your identification and purpose.