University of the Philippines Visayas
UP Visayas is composed of three campuses wherein two of the three campuses are located in Iloilo and one in Leyte. Geographically located near shorelines, their focus and main specialization is on marine education with a vision of being a world class university in education, research and development on fisheries and aquatic sciences. In fact, UPV has topped the Fisheries Technologist Board Exam 2016 for top performing schools and eight students even made it to top 10 passers in which one stood proudly on the 1st place. If you are an enthusiast on marine life and would like to pursue this as a profession, there is no other school better than UPV. Click here to know more about UPV.
University of the Philippines Cebu
This UP campus has been part of the UP Visayas campuses but became an autonomous campus for already seven years. Just this 2016, UP Cebu has been declared as part of the UP system constituent. Although it became an autonomous campus just recently, it is the oldest among campuses outside Luzon being established in 1918. In 2007, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has awarded UP Cebu as the Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education. To learn more about UP Cebu, you can check out their website here.
University of the Philippines Los Baños
If you are leaning towards agricultural courses, UPLB is the perfect choice. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture are housed in this campus. With 29 undergraduate programs and 100 graduate courses offered along with its numerous local and international partners, this is one of the best go to campus. Not only in agriculture does UPLB excel but they also take pride in their industrial engineering for having a 100% passing rate in the 8th Certified Industrial Engineering (CIE) Certification Exam held last December 2016. Four of the passers are also in the top 20 placers of the said exam. Discover more of UPLB in their website here.