Here's Just How Crazy Things Got on the Last Day of UPCAT Application

PHOTO BY Lucky dela Rosa for the Philippine Collegian

( To say that the lines were long at the University of the Philippines - Diliman campus today is a huge understatement. Despite an extension of its original deadline date of July 27over 10,000 high school students and their parents were estimated to have gone to the state university's campus today, July 30, to submit their applications to take the University of the Philippines College Admission Test or UPCAT. Things got a bit chaotic: lines became disorganized, students passed out, the size of the crowd started to rival that of a tightly packed MRT train car during rush hour.


It's not the first time a large number of students has applied to study at UP. In 2017, the university received over 103,000 applications. Not everyone who applies to take the exam actually end up taking it, but here are 10 posts that capture just how real the struggle for a good education got today.

The crowds were intense, to say the least.

Applicants were lining up as early as the night of Sunday, July 29.

Well, we see the similarities.

Gives the old joke "University of Pila" a whole new meaning.

It seemed like the lines would never end.

There's never an excuse for littering!

Another stampede to rival the great Zark's stampede of 2017.

Stay strong, children!

Suddenly, the MRT at rush hour seems pretty roomy.

Here's hoping.

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