Top 300 universities in Africa: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University nameCountry & City
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
Cape Town
2 University of Pretoria South Africa
Pretoria
3 University of Stellenbosch South Africa
Stellenbosch
4 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
Johannesburg
35%
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Durban
6 University of South Africa South Africa
Pretoria
7 University of Nairobi Kenya
Nairobi
45%
8 University of Johannesburg South Africa
Johannesburg
9 North-West University South Africa
Potchefstroom
65%
10 Rhodes University South Africa
Grahamstown
11 University of the Western Cape South Africa
Bellville
55%
12 The American University in Cairo Egypt
New Cairo
13 University of the Free State South Africa
Bloemfontein
14 Makerere University Uganda
Kampala
15 Cairo University Egypt
Giza
95%
16 University of Ghana Ghana
Legon
35%
17 University of Botswana Botswana
Gaborone
18 University of Reunion Reunion
Saint Denis
19 University of Nigeria Nigeria
Nsukka
45%
20 Mansoura University Egypt
Mansoura
21 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
Pretoria
22 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
Addis Ababa
23 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
Cape Town
24 Kenyatta University Kenya
Nairobi
95%
25 University of Ibadan Nigeria
Ibadan
45%
26 Covenant University Nigeria
Ota
45%
27 University of Lagos Nigeria
Lagos
15%
28 University of Fort Hare South Africa
Alice
29 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria
Ile-Ife
30 University of Ilorin Nigeria
Ilorin
31 Ain Shams University Egypt
Cairo
32 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
75%
33 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
Kumasi
35%
34 Durban University of Technology South Africa
Durban
45%
35 University of Benin Nigeria
Benin City
95%
36 University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene Algeria
Algiers
37 Strathmore University Kenya
Nairobi
35%
38 Cheikh Anta Diop University Senegal
Dakar
39 University of Tlemcen Algeria
Tlemcen
40 University of Mauritius Mauritius
Réduit
75%
41 Alexandria University Egypt
Alexandria
85%
42 University of Limpopo South Africa
Mankweng
45%
43 Cadi Ayyad University Morocco
Marrakech
44 Assiut University Egypt
Asyut
45 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya
Nairobi
95%
46 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Egypt
Alexandria
47 Eduardo Mondlane University Mozambique
Maputo
48 Benha University Egypt
Benha
85%
49 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria
Port Harcourt
5%
50 Al Akhawayn University Morocco
Ifrane
15%
51 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University Morocco
Fez
52 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Harare
65%
53 The German University in Cairo Egypt
New Cairo
55%
54 Nelson Mandela University South Africa
Port Elizabeth
55%
55 University of Venda South Africa
Thohoyandou
56 University of Khartoum Sudan
Khartoum
57 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria
Zaria
95%
58 University of Cape Coast Ghana
Cape Coast
59 Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria
Akure
55%
60 Zagazig University Egypt
Zagazig
61 Central University of Technology South Africa
Bloemfontein
62 University of Zambia Zambia
Lusaka
63 Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria
Minna
75%
64 Egerton University Kenya
Njoro
65 University of Constantine 1 Algeria
Constantine
66 Vaal University of Technology South Africa
Vanderbijlpark
55%
67 Moi University Kenya
Eldoret
85%
68 Uganda Christian University Uganda
Mukono
69 University of Namibia Namibia
Windhoek
55%
70 Ibn Zohr University Morocco
Agadir
71 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria
Awka
15%
72 Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology Egypt
New Borg El Arab
73 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria
Ogbomoso
15%
74 Tanta University Egypt
Tanta
75 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan
Khartoum
76 Bayero University Kano Nigeria
Kano
77 University of Ouagadougou Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou
78 Al-Azhar University Egypt
Cairo
79 The British University in Egypt Egypt
El Shorouk
80 University of Cape Verde Cape Verde
Praia
81 Fayoum University Egypt
Faiyum
65%
82 University of Uyo Nigeria
Uyo
83 National School of Computer Science Algeria
Algiers
5%
84 University for Development Studies Ghana
Tamale
85 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria
Abeokuta
45%
86 Jimma University Ethiopia
Jimma
75%
87 University of Biskra Algeria
Biskra
88 Helwan University Egypt
Cairo
85%
89 Midlands State University Zimbabwe
Gweru
90 Adekunle Ajasin University Nigeria
Akungba Akoko
45%
91 University of Science and Technology of Oran Algeria
Oran
65%
92 United States International University Africa Kenya
Nairobi
65%
93 University of Abomey-Calavi Benin
Abomey-Calavi
45%
94 University of Bouira Algeria
Bouïra
95 University of Jos Nigeria
Jos
5%
96 Abdelmalek Essaadi University Morocco
Tétouan
97 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
25%
98 Aswan University Egypt
Aswan
99 Walter Sisulu University South Africa
Mthatha
100 South Valley University - Qena Egypt
Qena
101 Lagos State University Nigeria
Ojo
102 University of Sidi-Bel-Abbes Algeria
Sidi Bel Abbès
103 University of Mostaganem Algeria
Mostaganem
104 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Nigeria
Oye-Ekiti
65%
105 National Polytechnic School, Algeria Algeria
Algiers
106 Landmark University Nigeria
Omu-Aran
65%
107 University of Swaziland Swaziland
Kwaluseni
108 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia
Windhoek
35%
109 Ferhat Abbas Setif University 1 Algeria
Sétif
85%
110 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt
Kafr El Sheikh
75%
111 University of Ouargla Algeria
Ouargla
112 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria
Owerri
113 University of Buea Cameroon
Buéa
114 International University of Africa Sudan
Khartoum
55%
115 Mohammed V University Morocco
Rabat
116 Menoufia University Egypt
Shebin El-Kom
117 Ashesi University Ghana
Berekuso
15%
118 University of Rwanda Rwanda
Kigali
65%
119 Rivers State University Nigeria
Port Harcourt
5%
120 Chouaib Doukkali University Morocco
El Jadida
121 University of Zululand South Africa
Kwadlangezwa
45%
122 National University of Lesotho Lesotho
Maseru
123 University of Batna 1 Algeria
Batna
124 University of Antananarivo Madagascar
Antananarivo
125 University of Laghouat Algeria
Laghouat
126 Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Tanzania
Arusha
127 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania
Morogoro
45%
128 Univerisity of Tizi-Ouzou Algeria
Tizi-Ouzou
129 Mindelo University Cape Verde
Mindelo
130 University of Tunis El Manar Tunisia
Tunis
131 Higher Institute of Economics and Management Cape Verde
Mindelo
65%
132 Lusophone University of Cape Verde Cape Verde
Mindelo
133 University of Santiago Cape Verde
Assomada
134 Higher Institute of Law and Social Sciences Cape Verde
Praia
135 University Institute of Education Cape Verde
Praia
136 Mohammed VI Polytechnic University Morocco
Ben Guerir
137 Mohammed I University Oujda Morocco
Oujda
138 Osun State University Nigeria
Oshogbo
45%
139 Hassan II University of Casablanca Morocco
Casablanca
140 University of Oran 1 Algeria
Oran
141 African Leadership University, Rwanda Rwanda
Kigali
142 University of Bejaia Algeria
Béjaïa
143 University of the Gambia Gambia
Serekunda
144 ESCA Management School Morocco
Casablanca
145 Moulay Ismail University Morocco
Meknès
146 Africa University Zimbabwe
Mutare
35%
147 Central University Ghana
Tema
85%
148 University of Education, Winneba Ghana
Winneba
55%
149 University of Annaba Algeria
Annaba
150 Kwara State University Nigeria
Ilorin
151 Beni-Suef University Egypt
Beni-Suef
75%
152 University of Science and Technology at Zewail City Egypt
6th of October City
153 Afe Babalola University Nigeria
Ado-Ekiti
95%
154 Mekelle University Ethiopia
Mekelle
85%
155 American International University West Africa Gambia
Banjul
25%
156 University of Malawi Malawi
Zomba
157 National University of Science and Technology Zimbabwe
Bulawayo
75%
158 Babcock University Nigeria
Ilishan-Remo
15%
159 University of Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa
160 Ibn Tofail University Morocco
Kénitra
161 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Nigeria
Ado-Ekiti
15%
162 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda
Mbarara
5%
163 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University South Africa
Pretoria
164 University of Chlef Algeria
Chlef
165 University of Maiduguri Nigeria
Maiduguri
166 University of Blida 1 Algeria
Blida
65%
167 American University of Nigeria Nigeria
Yola
35%
168 University Gaston Berger Senegal
Saint-Louis
75%
169 Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Nigeria
Ikwo
170 University of Dschang Cameroon
Dschang
171 Delta State University, Abraka Nigeria
Abraka
172 University of Calabar Nigeria
Calabar
173 Usmanu Danfodio University Nigeria
Sokoto
174 Haramaya University Ethiopia
Haramaya
75%
175 International University of Rabat Morocco
Rabat
176 Botswana International University of Science and Technology Botswana
Palapye
177 Pharos University in Alexandria Egypt
Alexandria
65%
178 Redeemer's University Nigeria
Ede
55%
179 El-Oued University Algeria
El Oued
180 University of Benghazi Libya
Benghazi
181 Ardhi University Tanzania
Dar es Salaam
55%
182 Future University in Egypt Egypt
New Cairo
183 Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria
Ago Iwoye
65%
184 Mount Kenya University Kenya
Thika
185 South Eastern Kenya University Kenya
Kitui
186 Suez Canal University Egypt
Ismailia
187 Nile University Egypt
Sheikh Zayed City
95%
188 Pedagogical University Mozambique
Maputo
189 University of Lubumbashi Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lubumbashi
190 Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Ghana
Accra
191 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa
Durban
192 Evangelical University in Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bukavu
75%
193 Catholic University of Bukavu Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bukavu
35%
194 The University of Dodoma Tanzania
Dodoma
195 Sohag university Egypt
Nasser City
65%
196 University of Kisangani Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kisangani
197 National Pedagogy University Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa
198 Technical University of Kenya Kenya
Nairobi
199 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Nigeria
Dutsin-Ma
200 University of M'sila Algeria
M'Sila
201 Bahir Dar University Ethiopia
Bahir Dar
202 Catholic University of Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kinshasa
203 University of Mbuji-Mayi Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mbuji Mayi
204 University of Uele Democratic Republic of the Congo
Isiro
45%
205 Manouba University Tunisia
Manouba
206 Mzumbe University Tanzania
Morogoro
207 Minia University Egypt
Minya
85%
208 University of Tripoli - Libya Libya
Tripoli
55%
209 University of Sfax Tunisia
Sfax
5%
210 Benson Idahosa University Nigeria
Benin City
55%
211 Hawassa University Ethiopia
Awasa
212 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Nigeria
Enugu
213 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Nigeria
Bauchi
214 University of Monastir Tunisia
Monastir
215 Felix Houphouet-Boigny University Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Abidjan
216 University of Carthage Tunisia
Tunis
217 University of Abuja Nigeria
Abuja
218 Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Kenya
Kakamega
75%
219 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Nigeria
Effurun
220 University of Jijel Algeria
Jijel
221 University of Mines and Technology Ghana
Tarkwa
25%
222 Kampala International University Uganda
Kampala
65%
223 University of Medea Algeria
Médéa
224 Maseno University Kenya
Maseno
225 20 August 1955 University of Skikda Algeria
Skikda
226 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Nigeria
Yola
227 University of Tebessa Algeria
Tébessa
228 Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kenya
Nairobi
85%
229 Bindura University of Science Education Zimbabwe
Bindura
230 Port Said University Egypt
Port Said
231 HEM Business School Morocco
Casablanca
75%
232 University of Algiers 1 Algeria
Algiers
233 Misr International University Egypt
Cairo
15%
234 Kabarak University Kenya
Nakuru
95%
235 Omdurman Ahlia University Sudan
Omdurman
25%
236 Hassan 1er University Morocco
Settat
237 Kenya Methodist University Kenya
Meru
85%
238 Uganda Martyrs University Uganda
Kampala
239 Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Kenya
Nyeri
75%
240 Gulu University Uganda
Gulu
241 Assane SECK University of Ziguinchor Senegal
Ziguinchor
242 University of Constantine 2 Algeria
Constantine
243 University of Sousse Tunisia
Sousse
244 Agostinho Neto University Angola
Luanda
35%
245 Jean Piaget University of Cape Verde Cape Verde
Praia
65%
246 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt
6th of October City
247 Federal University, Otuoke Nigeria
Otuoke
248 University of Batna 2 Algeria
Batna
95%
249 Nile University of Nigeria Nigeria
Abuja
250 University of Mpumalanga South Africa
Nelspruit
251 The Copperbelt University Zambia
Kitwe
25%
252 University of Gondar Ethiopia
Gondar
15%
253 Pwani University Kenya
Kilifi
254 Private Higher School of Engineering and Technology Tunisia
Ariana
255 University of Douala Cameroon
Douala
256 University of Ngaoundere Cameroon
Ngaoundéré
257 Misurata University Libya
Misrata
85%
258 Daystar University Kenya
Nairobi
85%
259 Kyambogo University Uganda
Kampala
260 Botho University Botswana
Gaborone
261 Bechar University Algeria
Béchar
262 Damietta University Egypt
Damietta
65%
263 University of Sadat City Egypt
Sadat
264 Pan-Atlantic University Nigeria
Lagos
265 8 Mai 1945 Guelma University Algeria
Guelma
55%
266 University of Mascara Algeria
Mascara
75%
267 Ambrose Alli University Nigeria
Ekpoma
268 Mzuzu University Malawi
Mzuzu
269 University of Boumerdes Algeria
Boumerdès
270 October 6 University Egypt
6th of October City
271 University of Technology, Mauritius Mauritius
Pointes-aux-Sables
272 The State University of Zanzibar Tanzania
Zanzibar City
85%
273 Paris-Dauphine University of Tunis Tunisia
Tunis
274 Damanhour University Egypt
Damanhur
275 University of Thies Senegal
Thiès
276 Great Zimbabwe University Zimbabwe
Masvingo
65%
277 University of Burundi Burundi
Bujumbura
278 Federal University, Dutse Nigeria
Dutse
279 Suez University Egypt
Suez
280 Africa Nazarene University Kenya
Nairobi
85%
281 University of Tiaret Algeria
Tiaret
282 St John's University of Tanzania Tanzania
Dodoma
75%
283 Niger Delta University Nigeria
Wilberforce Island
284 Bowen University Nigeria
Iwo
285 Federal University, Wukari Nigeria
Wukari
286 Ghana Technology University College Ghana
Accra North
85%
287 Felix Houphouet-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Yamoussoukro
15%
288 Heliopolis University Egypt
Cairo
289 University of Djelfa Algeria
Djelfa
290 University of Djibouti Djibouti
Djibouti City
291 Neelain University Sudan
Khartoum
75%
292 Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University Nigeria
Katsina
293 Imo State University Nigeria
Owerri
294 University of Yaounde I Cameroon
Yaoundé
295 Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso Burkina Faso
Bobo-Dioulasso
296 Tunis University Tunisia
Tunis
297 Busitema University Uganda
Busitema
298 Chinhoyi University of Technology Zimbabwe
Chinhoyi
299 Tumaini University Makumira Tanzania
Arusha
300 University of Global Health Equity Rwanda
Kigali