List of 100 best universities in Africa

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EduRank

Top 100 universities in Africa ranked by EduRank based on research outputs, non-academic prominence, and alumni influence. The rankings are determined by analyzing 20.1M citations received by 1.83M academic publications made by 1,104 universities from Africa, the popularity of 3,271 recognized alumni, and the largest reference database available.

4. University of Pretoria

#420 in the World
Acceptance Rate
13%
Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1908

5. Cairo University

#1 in Egypt
#557 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
Enrollment
257,200
Founded
1908

7. Makerere University

#1 in Uganda
#806 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1922

8. University of Nairobi

#1 in Kenya
#812 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
50,000
Founded
1970

11. North-West University

#950 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
26,439
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
2004

12. Alexandria University

#2 in Egypt
#985 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
120,000
Founded
1942

14. University of Ghana

#1 in Ghana
#1006 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Enrollment
67,914
Male:Female
51:49
Founded
1948

16. Rhodes University

#1035 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1904

17. University of the Western Cape

#1071 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
18,720
Male:Female
40:60
Founded
1959

21. American University in Cairo

#5 in Egypt
#1315 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1919

28. University of Dar es Salaam

#1 in Tanzania
#1706 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1970

30. Ahmadu Bello University

#5 in Nigeria
#1835 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Enrollment
49,436
Founded
1962

33. Mohammed V University

#1 in Morocco
#1915 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
67,415

37. Durban University of Technology

#2179 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
10,213
Founded
2002

38. University of Zimbabwe

#1 in Zimbabwe
#2231 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
18,040
Founded
1955

43. Future University in Egypt

#9 in Egypt
#2344 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
9,085
Founded
2006

46. Helwan University

#10 in Egypt
#2467 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Founded
1975

47. University of Khartoum

#1 in Sudan
#2515 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Enrollment
41,030
Founded
1956

63. Moi University

#4 in Kenya
#3101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Founded
1984

64. University of Abomey-Calavi

#1 in Benin
#3103 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
86,694
Male:Female
73:27
Founded
1970

67. Strathmore University

#5 in Kenya
#3139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
5,047
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
2002

72. Federal University of Technology, Akure

#12 in Nigeria
#3183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Enrollment
17,672
Founded
1981

76. Minia University

#14 in Egypt
#3310 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
Founded
1976

79. Egerton University

#6 in Kenya
#3354 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Founded
1987

89. University of Jos

#16 in Nigeria
#3610 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
24,169
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1975

91. British University in Egypt

#16 in Egypt
#3660 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
9,228
Founded
2005

97. Benha University

#17 in Egypt
#3754 in the World
Acceptance Rate
90%
Enrollment
88,016
Founded
1976

98. Fayoum University

#18 in Egypt
#3761 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Founded
2005