Top 46 universities in Uganda: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Makerere UniversityKampala
2Uganda Christian UniversityMukono
3Mbarara University of Science and Technology5%Mbarara
4Kampala International University65%Kampala
5Uganda Martyrs UniversityKampala
6Gulu UniversityGulu
7Kyambogo UniversityKampala
8Busitema UniversityBusitema
9Uganda Technology and Management UniversityKampala
10Bugema University65%Kampala
11Islamic University in Uganda65%Mbale
12Victoria University, KampalaKampala
13Kampala UniversityKampala
14Nkumba University85%Entebbe
15Mountains of the Moon University55%Fort Portal
16Ndejje University45%Ndejje
17Cavendish University Uganda15%Kampala
18LivingStone International UniversityMbale
19Clarke International University75%Kampala
20Muteesa I Royal UniversityKampala
21International University of East Africa65%Kampala
22Bishop Stuart University65%Mbarara
23Muni UniversityArua
24African Rural University55%Kagadi
25Africa Renewal UniversityKampala
26Kabale University95%Kabale
27St. Augustine International UniversityKampala
28Busoga University55%Iganga
29Lira UniversityLira
30Uganda Pentecostal UniversityFort Portal
31Ankole Western UniversityKabwohe
32International Business, Science and Technology University95%Kampala
33African Bible UniversityWakiso
34Metropolitan International UniversityKisoro
35All Saints UniversityLira
36Kayiwa International UniversityKampala
37Mityana Agro-Vet InstituteMityana
38Soroti UniversitySoroti
39St Lawrence University - UgandaKampala
40Team UniversityKampala
41Valley University of Science and TechnologyBushenyi
42Avance International UniversityKampala
43Ibanda UniversityIbanda
44Kumi UniversityKumi
45Stafford University UgandaKampala
46University of the Sacred Heart Gulu85%Gulu

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).