By CZARINA JOY AREVALO and CHARITY RULLODA
All hail the new scholars of the nation.
The University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) results for academic year 2015-2016 has been released by UP Office of Admissions on Monday, January 12.
Of about 87,000 students who took the UPCAT last August 2014 in 82 testing centers around the country, about 13,100 passed the said exam.
The total number of UPLB passers in the UPCAT 2015 is 2,530, according to data from the Office of Admissions posted on the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) website.
Two programs from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) garner the top two spot in terms of number of passers: BS Biology (183) and BS Computer Science (172). The BS Development Communication program, offered by the College of Development Communication (CDC), is third with 132.
Five hundred and thirty four students, meanwhile, also passed in UPLB, but will be admitted in a degree program with available slot (DPWAS) of their choice.
|DEGREE PROGRAM WITH AVAILABLE SLOT||534||21.11 %|
|1||BS BIOLOGY||183||7. 23 %|
|2||BS COMPUTER SCIENCE||172||6.80 %|
|3||BS DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION||132||5.22 %|
|4||BS CIVIL ENGINEERING (5 YRS)||100||3.95 %|
|5||BS FOOD TECHNOLOGY||99||3.91 %|
|6||BS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (5 YRS)||98||3.87 %|
|7||BA COMMUNICATION ARTS||96||3.79 %|
|8||BS ECONOMICS||91||3.60 %|
|9||BS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (5 YRS)||85||3.36 %|
|10||BS NUTRITION||83||3.28 %|
Data from it.uplbosa.org
In social media, meanwhile, “Congrats UPCAT” trended on Twitter worldwide just hours after the UPCAT results were out.
“Proud, ecstatic and nervous ang 3 adjectives na makakapagdescribe ng feeling ko noong nalaman ko na pumasa ako ng UPCAT,” said Allen Dimapilis, an incoming UPLB BS Nutrition student from Cavite National Science High School in an interview. “Relax lang ako the day before the UPCAT, I know in myself that I prepared well for it and nagpray ako before it started. After ng UPCAT, excited na agad ako malaman yung results. Finally, pumasa!”
On the other hand, another interviewee who requested anonymity stated “Ito na ang pinaka-heartbreaking moment sa buhay ko,” upon knowing that she failed UPCAT. “I’m still looking forward though, to getting admitted in UP.” [P]
UPCAT results may be viewed in the following websites: