Best Architecture Schools in the Philippines
Do you have the talent and passion in creating architectural designs of buildings and other structures?
If yes, then you might want to enroll in BS Architecture for your career path. If you’re interested to find out the best architecture schools in the Philippines, based on passing rates in the Architecture Licensure Examinations (ALE), just continue reading below.
Architects in the Philippines
Generally, architects are tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Creating designs for construction projects, redevelopments, and alterations
- Working with a team of construction professionals regarding project feasibilities
- Presenting reports, proposals, and contracts
- Detailing project requirements
- Going to client meetings and building sites regularly
As you can see, being an architect requires both creativity and technical skills.
Architecture Licensure Exam
In the Philippines, licensed architects must:
- 1. Be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Architecture in the Philippines; and
- 2. Pass the Architecture Licensure Examination, which is administered by the Board of Architecture under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).
The Architecture Licensure Exam is conducted twice a year, in January and in June of every year.
If you’re interested to become an architect in the future, take note that of the following minimum coverage of the Architecture Licensure Exam:
- History and Theory of Architecture
- Principles of Planning and Architectural Practice
- Structural Design, Building Materials, and Architectural Specifications, and Methods of Construction and Utilities
- Urban Design and Architectural Interiors
- Architectural Design and Site Planning
Best Schools for Architecture in the Philippines
Do you want to know which universities in the Philippines have achieved the highest passing rates in past Architecture Board Exams?
Below are the data from previous Architecture Exams to determine the top schools with the highest Board Exam passing rates. Check out the table below to see if your school is one of the best Architecture schools in the Philippines!
Schools ranked by Architecture Licensure Exam Passing Rate
|Rank||School||Passing Rate||Number of Passers||Total Number of Takers|
|1||University of the Philippines Mindanao, Davao City||100%||48||48|
|2||University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City||99%||133||134|
|3||University of Saint Louis, Tuguegarao City||88%||30||34|
|4||University of Santo Tomas, Manila||87%||500||569|
|4||Mapua University, Manila||87%||122||140|
|5||University of the East - Caloocan, Caloocan City||86%||20||23|
|6||Cavite State University - Indang Campus, Indang||85%||17||20|
|7||Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City||83%||59||71|
|7||Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete City||83%||20||24|
|8||University of Baguio, Baguio City||82%||24||29|
|8||University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City||82%||23||28|
|9||Technological University of the Philippines, Manila||81%||139||170|
|9||De La Salle University Dasmarinas, Dasmarinas City||81%||60||74|
|10||Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila||80%||148||185|
|10||Columban College, Olongapo City||80%||25||31|
|11||Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Manila||79%||77||97|
|11||University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City||79%||23||29|
|12||University of San Carlos, Cebu City||78%||120||153|
|13||University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro||77%||42||54|
|14||Don Bosco Technical College, Mandaluyong||76%||13||17|
|15||University of San Agustin, Iloilo City||75%||50||66|
|15||Divine Word College of Calapan, Calapan City||75%||9||12|
|16||De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila||74%||46||62|
|17||Capiz State University - Main Roxas City||73%||22||30|
|18||Saint Louis College - City of San Fernando, San Fernando City||72%||18||25|
|18||Isabela State University - Ilagan Campus, Ilagan||72%||13||18|
|19||Cebu Institute of Technology University, Cebu City||71%||97||135|
|19||Bicol University - Main Campus, Legazpi City||71%||85||119|
|20||Saint Louis University, Baguio City||70%||132||186|
|20||Divine Word College of Laoag, Laoag City||70%||12||17|
|21||Adamson University, Manila||69%||115||166|
|21||Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City||69%||36||52|
|22||Saint Mary's University, Bayombong||68%||11||16|
|23||Rizal Technological University, Mandaluyong||67%||45||67|
|24||Holy Angel University, Angeles City||66%||81||122|
Note: The table above only ranks the passing rates of First-time takers; repeaters are not included in the passing rate. All figures are based on the four (4) previous Architecture Licensure Exams in January 2018, June 2017, January 2017, and June 2016.
Sources: PRC Philippines (prc.gov.ph)
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