List of Top 26 Best Universities in South Africa for 2023

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Ferdinand | EducationGhana |May 01| List of Top 26 Best Universities in South Africa for 2023

Ranking Criteria

Top 26 universities in South Africa ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence.

The rankings are determined by analyzing 6.55M citations received by 314K academic publications made by 26 universities from South Africa, the popularity of 678 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

 

 

Edurank Rankings 2023

This article relates to the 2023 ranking by Edurank, an independent metric-based ranking of 14,131 universities from 183 countries.

Edurank uses a proprietary database with an index of 44,909,300 scientific publications and 1,237,541,960 citations to rank universities across 246 research topics. In the overall rankings, add non-academic prominence and alumni popularity indicators. Always check official university websites for the latest enrollment information.

For the Year 2023, the Top 100 universities in Africa ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence.

The rankings are determined by analyzing 13.9M citations received by 954K academic publications made by 1,104 universities from Africa, the popularity of 2,895 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

1. University of Cape Town

#1 in Africa
#236 in the World
Founded 1874

2. University of the Witwatersrand

#2 in Africa
#389 in the World
Acceptance Rate 25%
Founded 1922

4. The University of Pretoria

#4 in Africa
#422 in the World
University of Pretoria logo
Acceptance Rate 13%
Enrollment 56,483
Male: Female 42:58
Founded 1908

5. University of KwaZulu-Natal

#6 in Africa
#656 in the World
University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
Founded 2004

6. University of Johannesburg

#9 in Africa
#858 in the World
University of Johannesburg logo
Acceptance Rate 77%
Enrollment 49,910
Founded 2005

7. University of South Africa

#10 in Africa
#866 in the World
University of South Africa logo
Enrollment 420,000
Male: Female 36:64
Founded 1873

8. North-West University

#11 in Africa
#1016 in the World
North-West University logo
Acceptance Rate 93%
Founded 2004

9. University of the Western Cape

#13 in Africa
#1035 in the World
University of the Western Cape logo
Acceptance Rate 55%
Founded 1959

10. Rhodes University

#14 in Africa
#1046 in the World
Rhodes University logo
Acceptance Rate 52%
Enrollment 8,200
Founded 1904
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11. University of the Free State

#16 in Africa
#1104 in the World
University of the Free State logo
Enrollment 37,000
Founded 1904

12. Nelson Mandela University

#23 in Africa
#1613 in the World
Nelson Mandela University logo
Acceptance Rate 57%
Founded 2005

15. Durban University of Technology

#37 in Africa
#2210 in the World
Durban University of Technology logo
Acceptance Rate 45%
Founded 2002

16. University of Fort Hare

#44 in Africa
#2522 in the World
University of Fort Hare logo
Founded 1916

17. University of Limpopo

#57 in Africa
#2909 in the World
University of Limpopo logo
Acceptance Rate 45%
Founded 1959

18. University of Zululand

#77 in Africa
#3375 in the World
University of Zululand logo
Acceptance Rate 45%
Founded 1960

19. University of Venda

#92 in Africa
#3734 in the World
University of Venda logo
Founded 1982

20. Vaal University of Technology

#112 in Africa
#4054 in the World
Vaal University of Technology logo
Acceptance Rate 55%
Founded 1966

21. Central University of Technology

#121 in Africa
#4276 in the World
Central University of Technology logo
Acceptance Rate 82%
Founded 1981

22. Walter Sisulu University

#142 in Africa
#4567 in the World
Walter Sisulu University logo
Founded 2005

23. Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

#192 in Africa
#5677 in the World
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University logo
Enrollment 5,000
Founded 2014

25. Sol Plaatje University

#498 in Africa
#10325 in the World
Sol Plaatje University logo
Enrollment 3,000
Founded 2013

26. University of Mpumalanga

#517 in Africa
#10625 in the World
University of Mpumalanga logo
Enrollment 2,500
Founded 2014

The best cities to study in South Africa based on the number of universities and their ranks are Cape TownJohannesburgStellenbosch, and Pretoria.

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Prospective Students can also check out the Admission Deadlines for Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as their Entry Requirements before Applying.

They can also check the institutions’ cut off pointsandHow to Applyto the various Tertiary Institutions in Ghana as well as the institutions’ Fees Schedulesfor any particular Semester or Year.

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