List of 46 best universities in Uganda

We ranked 46 best universities in Uganda based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 441K citations received by 15.6K publications made by 46 universities in Uganda, measured the popularity of 95 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

  1. Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  2. Mbarara University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1989
  3. Kampala International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    9,656
    Founded
    2001
  4. Uganda Christian University logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1913
  5. Kyambogo University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2002
  6. Uganda Martyrs University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1989
  7. Busitema University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  8. Gulu University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2002
  9. Islamic University in Uganda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    7,000
    Founded
    1988
  10. Mountains of the Moon University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  11. Nkumba University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1994
  12. International University of East Africa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2010
  13. Bishop Stuart University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2002
  14. Kabale University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2001
  15. Ndejje University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,500
    Founded
    1992
  16. Cavendish University Uganda logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2007
  17. Victoria University, Kampala logo
    Founded
    2011
  18. Clarke International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    980
    Founded
    2008
  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. St. Augustine International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Founded
    2011
  23. African Rural University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2011
  24. Lira University logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2015
  25. Kampala University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2000
  26. Muteesa I Royal University logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2007
  27. Busoga University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1999
  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. Metropolitan International University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    84%
    Founded
    2016
  32. St Lawrence University - Uganda logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2006
  33. Africa Renewal University logo
    Enrollment
    600
    Founded
    2013
  34. Founded
    2005
  35. Uganda Pentecostal University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2005
  36. Kumi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2004
  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. Founded
    2015
  44. Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Founded
    2015

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

Average cost of living for students in Uganda is $353 + $35-251 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).