List of 24 best universities in Rwanda

We ranked 24 best universities in Rwanda based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed citations received by publications made by 24 universities in Rwanda, measured the popularity of 3 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. University of Rwanda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    31,760
    Founded
    1963
  2. Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    2,525
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    2003
  3. University of Lay Adventists of Kigali logo
    Enrollment
    4,730
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    1997
  4. University of Kigali logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2013
  5. Catholic University of Rwanda logo
    Enrollment
    703
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    2010
  6. Institute of Legal Practice and Development logo
    Enrollment
    75
    Male:Female
    61:39
  7. Kigali Independent University logo
    Enrollment
    12,201
    Male:Female
    44:56
    Founded
    1996
  8. University of Kibungo logo
    Enrollment
    3,142
    Male:Female
    48:52
    Founded
    2003
  9. Adventist University of Central Africa logo
    Enrollment
    2,680
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1984
  10. Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    665
    Founded
    2010
  11. Kibogora Polytechnic logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2012
  12. Enrollment
    1,447
    Founded
    2002
  13. University of Gitwe logo
    Founded
    2011
  14. Institut Polytechnique de Byumba logo
    Founded
    2006
  15. KIM University logo
    Enrollment
    635
    Male:Female
    37:63
    Founded
    2005
  16. Founded
    2014

The best cities to study in Rwanda based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kigali, Musanze, Butare, and Nyanza.

Average cost of living for students in Rwanda is $343 + $41-290 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).