Founded in 1925 by Don Tomas Mapúa, an architecture graduate of Cornell University in the United States and the first registered architect of the Philippines, Mapúa University is the Philippines’ premier engineering and technological school.

Mapúa is a topnotch, globally recognized University. It is included in the 2021 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings, ranking in the Top 501-550. Coming from 3 Stars in 2017, it also managed to attain an overall rating of 4 QS Stars in 2020, garnering high ratings under eight performance categories: 5 QS Stars rating under Employability, Facilities, and Social Responsibility categories; 4 QS Stars rating under Teaching and Inclusiveness categories; 4 QS Stars rating under the Program Strength category for its Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program; and 3 QS Stars rating under Internationalization and Academic Development categories.