Based on subject, however, QS ranked UP and Ateneo as part of the top 51-100 schools for English language and literature. La Salle was in the top 101-150 for the same subject.
Ateneo was also included in the top 151-200 in the global ranking for modern languages. UP was meanwhile in the top 151-200 schools for agriculture and forestry.
The global university rankings by subject is based on assessments of academics and employers of university graduates through a global survey. This year it included 2,858 schools in evaluations but only ranked 678 institutions.
U.S. schools led the rankings in most subjects, with Harvard University topping 10 disciplines. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was ranked first in seven subjects; the University of California-Berkeley and Oxford University in four subjects; and Cambridge in three subjects.