Best Universities for Biology in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Biology. A graph of 4.23M citations received by 210K academic papers made by 264 universities in Africa was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Biology

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  2. For Biology

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  3. For Biology

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  4. For Biology

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  5. For Biology

    Cairo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    257,200
    Founded
    1908
  6. For Biology

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  7. For Biology

    University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  8. For Biology

    Alexandria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    150,642
    Founded
    1942
  9. For Biology

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  10. For Biology

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  11. For Biology

    Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  12. For Biology

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  13. For Biology

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  14. For Biology

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  15. For Biology

    Assiut University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  16. For Biology

    Zagazig University logo
    Enrollment
    117,299
    Founded
    1974
  17. For Biology

    University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  18. For Biology

    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  19. For Biology

    Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  20. For Biology

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  21. For Biology

    University of Zimbabwe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    18,040
    Founded
    1955
  22. For Biology

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  23. For Biology

    University of Ghana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1948
  24. For Biology

    Al-Azhar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1961
  25. For Biology

    University of Khartoum logo
    Enrollment
    41,030
    Founded
    1956
  26. For Biology

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  27. For Biology

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  28. For Biology

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  29. For Biology

    Suez Canal University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  30. For Biology

    Tanta University logo
    Founded
    1972
  31. For Biology

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  32. For Biology

    University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  33. For Biology

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  34. For Biology

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1951
  35. For Biology

    Minia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1976
  36. For Biology

    Sokoine University of Agriculture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  37. For Biology

    Federal University of Technology, Akure logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    17,672
    Founded
    1981
  38. For Biology

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  39. For Biology

    University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  40. For Biology

    Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  41. For Biology

    University of Dar es Salaam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1970
  42. For Biology

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  43. For Biology

    University of Abomey-Calavi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    86,694
    Male:Female
    73:27
    Founded
    1970
  44. For Biology

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959
  45. For Biology

    University of Monastir logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  46. For Biology

    University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  47. For Biology

    University of Malawi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  48. For Biology

    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  49. For Biology

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  50. For Biology

    Cheikh Anta Diop University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  51. For Biology

    South Valley University - Qena logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1995
  52. For Biology

    • #52 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #1624 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  53. For Biology

    Beni-Suef University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2005
  54. For Biology

    Menoufia University logo
    Enrollment
    80,000
    Founded
    1976
  55. For Biology

    Benha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    88,016
    Founded
    1976
  56. For Biology

    University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  57. For Biology

    University of Dschang logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1993
  58. For Biology

    Haramaya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1954
  59. For Biology

    University of Zambia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  60. For Biology

    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  61. For Biology

    Michael Okpara University of Agriculture logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  62. For Biology

    Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  63. For Biology

    Kafrelsheikh University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2006
  64. For Biology

    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1990
  65. For Biology

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  66. For Biology

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  67. For Biology

    University of Maiduguri logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1975
  68. For Biology

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  69. For Biology

    Egerton University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1987
  70. For Biology

    University of Carthage logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    31,410
  71. For Biology

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1994
  72. For Biology

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  73. For Biology

    Fayoum University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  74. For Biology

    • #74 in Africa
    • #1 in Burkina Faso
    • #1960 in the World
    University of Ouagadougou logo
    Enrollment
    35,000
    Founded
    1974
  75. For Biology

    University of Education, Winneba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  76. For Biology

    Rivers State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1980
  77. For Biology

    University of Gondar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    46,627
    Founded
    1954
  78. For Biology

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  79. For Biology

    University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  80. For Biology

    Jimma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1983
  81. For Biology

    National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  82. For Biology

    Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  83. For Biology

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  84. For Biology

    Bahir Dar University logo
    Enrollment
    57,852
    Founded
    2001
  85. For Biology

    University of Yaounde I logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  86. For Biology

    Lagos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  87. For Biology

    University of Jos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    24,169
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1975
  88. For Biology

    Sohag university logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2006
  89. For Biology

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  90. For Biology

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  91. For Biology

    Olabisi Onabanjo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  92. For Biology

    Hawassa University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  93. For Biology

    University of Buea logo
    Founded
    1992
  94. For Biology

    Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1982
  95. For Biology

    Mekelle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  96. For Biology

    • #96 in Africa
    • #1 in Madagascar
    • #2246 in the World
    University of Antananarivo logo
    Founded
    1961
  97. For Biology

    Damanhour University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2010
  98. For Biology

    American University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1919
  99. For Biology

    Cadi Ayyad University logo
    Enrollment
    29,703