Top 46 universities in Uganda: Rankings & Acceptance rate

  1. Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  2. Kampala International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,656
    Founded
    2001
  3. Uganda Christian University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1913
  4. Mbarara University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1989
  5. Kyambogo University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2002
  6. Uganda Martyrs University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1989
  7. Gulu University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2002
  8. Busitema University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  9. Nkumba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  10. Islamic University in Uganda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1988
  11. Mountains of the Moon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  12. Bishop Stuart University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  13. Kabale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2001
  14. Ndejje University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1992
  15. Clarke International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    980
    Founded
    2008
  16. Cavendish University Uganda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2007
  17. Victoria University, Kampala logo
    Founded
    2011
  18. International University of East Africa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2010
  19. Muni University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2013
  20. Bugema University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1948
  21. LivingStone International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    56%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2011
  22. African Rural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2011
  23. Kampala University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2000
  24. Lira University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2015
  25. Muteesa I Royal University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2007
  26. Busoga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1999
  27. St. Augustine International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Founded
    2011
  28. Ankole Western University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2016
  29. International Business, Science and Technology University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2006
  30. Soroti University logo
    Founded
    2015
  31. St Lawrence University - Uganda logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2006
  32. Africa Renewal University logo
    Enrollment
    600
    Founded
    2013
  33. Founded
    2005
  34. Uganda Pentecostal University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2005
  35. Kumi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2004
  36. Metropolitan International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Founded
    2016
  37. University of the Sacred Heart Gulu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2016
  38. All Saints University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2008
  39. Team University logo
    Founded
    2015
  40. Ibanda University logo
    Founded
    2014
  41. Avance International University logo
    Founded
    2016
  42. Kayiwa International University logo
    Founded
    2015
  43. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    2015
  44. Founded
    2015

The best cities to study in Uganda based on the number of universities and their ranks are Kampala, Mukono, Mbarara, and Gulu.

Average cost of living for students in Uganda is $326 + $40-285 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).