List of 24 best universities in Nairobi

We ranked 24 best universities in Nairobi based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 304K citations received by 18.5K publications made by 24 universities in Nairobi, measured the popularity of 97 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Nairobi
#1 in Kenya
#7 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1970
#2 in Nairobi
#2 in Kenya
#39 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1985
#3 in Nairobi
#3 in Kenya
#47 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1994
#4 in Nairobi
#6 in Kenya
#72 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
5,047
Male:Female
50:50
Founded
2002
#5 in Nairobi
#7 in Kenya
#75 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
6,152
Founded
1989
#6 in Nairobi
#9 in Kenya
#96 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1984
#7 in Nairobi
#11 in Kenya
#128 in Africa
Founded
2007
#8 in Nairobi
#14 in Kenya
#221 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1989
#9 in Nairobi
#17 in Kenya
#258 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1993
#10 in Nairobi
#30 in Kenya
#382 in Africa
Founded
2008
#11 in Nairobi
#31 in Kenya
#387 in Africa
Founded
2011
#12 in Nairobi
#32 in Kenya
#405 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,004
Founded
2007
#13 in Nairobi
#33 in Kenya
#415 in Africa
Enrollment
750
Founded
2005
#14 in Nairobi
#34 in Kenya
#443 in Africa
Founded
2014
#15 in Nairobi
#39 in Kenya
#529 in Africa
Founded
2017
#16 in Nairobi
#43 in Kenya
#562 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2011
#17 in Nairobi
#45 in Kenya
#579 in Africa
Founded
2012
#18 in Nairobi
#50 in Kenya
#644 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2011
#19 in Nairobi
#51 in Kenya
#647 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1989
#20 in Nairobi
#53 in Kenya
#677 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2012
#21 in Nairobi
#54 in Kenya
#746 in Africa
Acceptance Rate
25%
Founded
2010
#23 in Nairobi
#59 in Kenya
#799 in Africa
Founded
2009
#24 in Nairobi
#60 in Kenya
#800 in Africa
Founded
1989

Universities near Nairobi

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University
Country rank
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City
18 Presbyterian University of East Africa 35
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Kikuyu
22 Zetech University 46
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Ruiru
28 St. Paul's University 42
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Limuru
35 RAF International University 63
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Kisaju
40 Mount Kenya University 8
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Thika
40 Gretsa University 58
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Thika
55 Scott Christian University 49
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Machakos
56 Machakos University 25
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Machakos
63 Umma University 56
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Kajiado
73 Murang'a University of Technology 24
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Murang'a