Top 12 Universities Favored By Companies And Employers

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Top 12 Universities Favored by Companies

The school where you came from matters – that is if we base it on the 2015 report published by If you come from one of these top schools, you have a better chance of getting hired by companies.

According to Jobstreet, 71 percent of the companies that they surveyed said that the school where the applicant comes from matters. It is an important factor when considering who to hire.

Employers still favors graduates from the big four – UP, UST, La Salle and Ateneo (You may click here to know more about preparing for these schools). In addition, some government-run universities and private schools made it to the list as well. This year’s survey however, showed a drop of 6 percentage points compared to last years result (77 percent in 2014).

And the top university picks are:

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    1. University of the Philippines

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    2. University of Santo Tomas

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    3. De La Salle University / Ateneo de Manila University

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    3. Ateneo de Manila University/De La Salle University

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    4. Polytechnic University of the Philippines

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    5. Mapua Institute of Technology

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    6. Far Eastern University

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    7. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila / Adamson University

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    7. Adamson University/Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

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    8. University of the East / Philippine Normal University / Technological Institute of the Philippines

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    8. Philippine Normal University / University of the East / Technological Institute of the Philippines

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    8. Technological Institute of the Philippines / University of the East / Philippine Normal University

Around 450 respondents were surveyed in the study which ran for two weeks, according to Jobstreet.

The report said also that landing a job does not depend purely on the school where an applicant came from. Yes, there are universities favored by companies but it’s not an absolute basis. Companies are open to hiring applicants who are willing to be trained and those who fulfill the requirements for the job. Employers also value related work experience such as internships. – Review Masters

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