Top 63 universities in Kenya

  1. University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  2. Strathmore University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    5,047
    Male:Female
    50:50
    Founded
    2002
  3. Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  4. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1994
  5. United States International University Africa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,152
    Founded
    1989
  6. Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  7. Mount Kenya University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2008
  8. Catholic University of Eastern Africa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  9. Egerton University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1987
  10. Chuka University logo
    Founded
    2007
  11. Pwani University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2007
  12. Kenya Methodist University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1997
  13. Daystar University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1989
  14. Maseno University logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1991
  15. Africa Nazarene University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1993
  16. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2007
  17. Kabarak University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  18. Machakos University logo
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    2011
  19. University of Eastern Africa, Baraton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1978
  20. South Eastern Kenya University logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    2008
  21. Dedan Kimathi University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2007
  22. University of Embu logo
    Founded
    2011
  23. University of Eldoret logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    2010
  24. Kisii University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Founded
    2007
  25. Karatina University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2010
  26. Management University of Africa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2011
  27. KCA University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    2007
  28. St. Paul's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1989
  29. Kibabii University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    2011
  30. University of Kabianga logo
    Enrollment
    8,857
    Male:Female
    53:47
    Founded
    2009
  31. Maasai Mara University logo
    Founded
    2008
  32. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2011
  33. Rongo University logo
    Founded
    2011
  34. Laikipia University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2009
  35. Riara University logo
    Founded
    2012
  36. Murang'a University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2011
  37. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2007
  38. Pan Africa Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1989
  39. Great Lakes University of Kisumu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2005
  40. Adventist University of Africa logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2005
  41. Scott Christian University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1989
  42. Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2014
  43. Kirinyaga University logo
    Founded
    2011
  44. Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2007
  45. Inoorero University logo
    Founded
    2009
  46. Umma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2013
  47. RAF International University logo
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2016
  48. The East African University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Founded
    2010
  49. Founded
    1989
  50. Founded
    2011
  51. Gretsa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2006
  52. Lukenya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2015
  53. Pioneer International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2012

The best cities to study in Kenya based on the number of universities and their ranks are Nairobi, Eldoret, Thika, and Njoro.

Average cost of living for students in Kenya is $442 + $40-285 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).