Top 63 universities in Kenya: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of Nairobi45%Nairobi
2Kenyatta University95%Nairobi
3Strathmore University35%Nairobi
4Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology95%Nairobi
5Egerton UniversityNjoro
6Moi University85%Eldoret
7United States International University Africa65%Nairobi
8Mount Kenya UniversityThika
9South Eastern Kenya UniversityKitui
10Technical University of KenyaNairobi
11Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology75%Kakamega
12Maseno UniversityMaseno
13Catholic University of Eastern Africa85%Nairobi
14Kabarak University95%Nakuru
15Kenya Methodist University85%Meru
16Dedan Kimathi University of Technology75%Nyeri
17Pwani UniversityKilifi
18Daystar University85%Nairobi
19Africa Nazarene University85%Nairobi
20St. Paul's UniversityLimuru
21Chuka UniversityChuka
22Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and TechnologyBondo
23Multimedia University of KenyaNairobi
24Great Lakes University of Kisumu75%Kisumu
25Scott Christian University95%Machakos
26University of Eastern Africa, Baraton65%Eldoret
27KCA University65%Nairobi
28Technical University of MombasaMombasa
29Kisii UniversityKisumu
30University of Eldoret35%Eldoret
31Karatina UniversityKaratina
32Maasai Mara UniversityNarok
33University of KabiangaKericho
34Machakos UniversityMachakos
35University of EmbuEmbu
36Management University of Africa65%Nairobi
37Murang'a University of TechnologyMurang'a
38Adventist University of AfricaNairobi
39Laikipia UniversityNyahururu
40Riara UniversityNairobi
41The Co-operative University of Kenya85%Nairobi
42Africa International UniversityNairobi
43The Presbyterian University of East Africa55%Kikuyu
44International Leadership University, KenyaNairobi
45Kibabii University95%Bungoma
46Meru University of Science and TechnologyMeru
47Pan Africa Christian University75%Nairobi
48Taita Taveta University85%Voi
49Kirinyaga UniversityKerugoya
50Kiriri Women's University of Science and TechnologyNairobi
51Inoorero UniversityNairobi
52Zetech UniversityRuiru
53Amref International UniversityNairobi
54Rongo UniversityRongo
55Umma University95%Kajiado
56KAG East UniversityNairobi
57Garissa UniversityGarissa
58Gretsa University65%Thika
59Lukenya University55%Kambu
60The East African UniversityNairobi
61Kenya Highlands Evangelical UniversityKericho
62Pioneer International UniversityNairobi
63RAF International UniversityKisaju

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

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).