List of Top 50 Best Universities in Africa for 2023

List of Top 50 Best Universities in Africa for 2023

Ferdinand | EducationGhana |May 01| List of Top 50 Best Universities in Africa for 2023

 

 

Ranking of Universities has become one way of ensuring higher education institutions lead up to their expectations over the years.

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 50 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.

Below are the Top 50 Universities in Africa according to Edurank

1. University of Cape Town

 

#1 in South Africa
#236 in the World
Founded 1874
Type Non-profit
Funding Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree Doctorate
Languages English
Acceptance rate 48%

* The University of Cape Town is among the institutions that don’t provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don’t necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

2. University of the Witwatersrand

#2 in South Africa
#389 in the World
Acceptance Rate 25%
Founded 1922
Websitewits.ac.za
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3. The University of Stellenbosch

#3 in South Africa
#418 in the World
University of Stellenbosch logo
Founded 1918

4. University of Pretoria

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

5. Cairo University

#1 in Egypt
#592 in the World
Cairo University logo
Acceptance Rate 90%
Enrollment 257,200
Founded 1908

7. University of Nairobi

#1 in Kenya
#809 in the World
University of Nairobi logo
Acceptance Rate 66%
Founded 1970

8. Makerere University

#1 in Uganda
#822 in the World
Makerere University logo
Enrollment 40,000
Founded 1922

9. University of Johannesburg

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

10. University of South Africa

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

11. North-West University

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

12. University of Ghana

#1 in Ghana
#1028 in the World
University of Ghana logo
Acceptance Rate 28%
Enrollment 42,000
Founded 1948

13. University of the Western Cape

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

14. Rhodes University

#10 in South Africa
#1046 in the World
Rhodes University logo
Acceptance Rate 52%
Enrollment 8,200
Founded 1904

15. The University of Ibadan

#1 in Nigeria
#1061 in the World
University of Ibadan logo
Acceptance Rate 39%
Founded 1948

16. University of the Free State

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

17. Ain Shams University

#2 in Egypt
#1143 in the World
Ain Shams University logo
Founded 1950

18. Alexandria University

#3 in Egypt
#1154 in the World
Alexandria University logo
Acceptance Rate 89%
Enrollment 150,642
Founded 1942

20. American University in Cairo

#4 in Egypt
#1274 in the World
American University in Cairo logo
Acceptance Rate 42%
Enrollment 6,500
Founded 1919

21. Mansoura University

#5 in Egypt
#1408 in the World
Mansoura University logo
Founded 1972

22. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

#2 in Ghana
#1413 in the World
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
Acceptance Rate 54%
Founded 1951

23. Nelson Mandela University

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

24. University of Lagos

#2 in Nigeria
#1614 in the World
University of Lagos logo
Acceptance Rate 11%
Founded 1962

25. University of Nigeria

#3 in Nigeria
#1615 in the World
University of Nigeria logo
Acceptance Rate 38%
Founded 1960

26. Obafemi Awolowo University

#4 in Nigeria
#1632 in the World
Obafemi Awolowo University logo
Founded 1962

27. University of Dar es Salaam

#1 in Tanzania
#1635 in the World
University of Dar es Salaam logo
Acceptance Rate 71%
Enrollment 24,000
Founded 1970

31. University of Port Harcourt

#5 in Nigeria
#1831 in the World
University of Port Harcourt logo
Acceptance Rate 10%
Founded 1975

32. Ahmadu Bello University

#6 in Nigeria
#1906 in the World
Ahmadu Bello University logo
Acceptance Rate 78%
Enrollment 49,436
Founded 1962

33. Al-Azhar University

#6 in Egypt
#1917 in the World
Al-Azhar University logo
Acceptance Rate 75%
Founded 1961

34. Mohammed V University

#1 in Morocco
#1967 in the World
Mohammed V University logo
Enrollment 67,415

36. University of Zimbabwe

#1 in Zimbabwe
#2201 in the World
University of Zimbabwe logo
Acceptance Rate 57%
Enrollment 18,040
Founded 1955

37. Durban University of Technology

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

38. Assiut University

#7 in Egypt
#2217 in the World
Assiut University logo
Founded 1957

39. Kenyatta University

#2 in Kenya
#2283 in the World
Kenyatta University logo
Acceptance Rate 92%
Founded 1985

40. Covenant University

#7 in Nigeria
#2306 in the World
Covenant University logo
Acceptance Rate 98%
Founded 2002

41. University of Khartoum

#1 in Sudan
#2310 in the World
University of Khartoum logo
Enrollment 41,030
Founded 1956

42. University of Ilorin

#8 in Nigeria
#2432 in the World
University of Ilorin logo
Founded 1975

43. University of Benin

#9 in Nigeria
#2472 in the World
University of Benin logo
Acceptance Rate 78%
Founded 1970

46. Sokoine University of Agriculture

#2 in Tanzania
#2572 in the World
Sokoine University of Agriculture logo
Acceptance Rate 44%
Founded 1984

47. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

#3 in Kenya
#2588 in the World
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
Acceptance Rate 92%
Founded 1994

48. Zagazig University

#8 in Egypt
#2603 in the World
Zagazig University logo
Enrollment 117,299
Founded 1974

49. Helwan University

#9 in Egypt
#2667 in the World
Helwan University logo
Acceptance Rate 90%
Founded 1975

50. University of Namibia

#1 in Namibia
#2749 in the World
University of Namibia logo
Acceptance Rate 52%
Founded 1992

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