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 425K citations received by 14.5K publications made by 46 universities in Uganda, measured the popularity of 123 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Uganda
#8 in Africa
#822 in the World
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1922
#2 in Uganda
#78 in Africa
#3434 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1989
#3 in Uganda
#151 in Africa
#4874 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
9,656
Founded
2001
#4 in Uganda
#162 in Africa
#5072 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2002
#5 in Uganda
#163 in Africa
#5073 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1913
#6 in Uganda
#182 in Africa
#5397 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1989
#7 in Uganda
#191 in Africa
#5642 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2002
#8 in Uganda
#240 in Africa
#6454 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2002
#9 in Uganda
#257 in Africa
#6597 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2007
#10 in Uganda
#273 in Africa
#6775 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
7,000
Founded
1988
#11 in Uganda
#297 in Africa
#7116 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005
#12 in Uganda
#321 in Africa
#7364 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1994
#14 in Uganda
#473 in Africa
#9841 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
1992
#15 in Uganda
#495 in Africa
#10277 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2010
#16 in Uganda
#509 in Africa
#10446 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2008
#18 in Uganda
#556 in Africa
#11033 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
125
Founded
2016
#19 in Uganda
#563 in Africa
#11127 in the World
Founded
2011
#20 in Uganda
#582 in Africa
#11238 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2016
#21 in Uganda
#613 in Africa
#11516 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2001
#22 in Uganda
#622 in Africa
#11630 in the World
Enrollment
125
Founded
2011
#23 in Uganda
#657 in Africa
#11838 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1948
#24 in Uganda
#658 in Africa
#11843 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
980
Founded
2008
#25 in Uganda
#683 in Africa
#12069 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2000
#26 in Uganda
#684 in Africa
#12075 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2013
#27 in Uganda
#704 in Africa
#12183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1999
#28 in Uganda
#719 in Africa
#12277 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2015
#29 in Uganda
#727 in Africa
#12294 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2006
#30 in Uganda
#749 in Africa
#12401 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
125
Founded
2011
#31 in Uganda
#756 in Africa
#12439 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2007
#32 in Uganda
#805 in Africa
#12736 in the World
Enrollment
600
Founded
2013
#33 in Uganda
#819 in Africa
#12779 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2004
#34 in Uganda
#828 in Africa
#12824 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2005
#35 in Uganda
#845 in Africa
#12907 in the World
Founded
2005
#36 in Uganda
#903 in Africa
#13189 in the World
Founded
2014
#37 in Uganda
#913 in Africa
#13224 in the World
Founded
2015
#38 in Uganda
#927 in Africa
#13319 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2008
#39 in Uganda
#939 in Africa
#13394 in the World
Founded
2015
#40 in Uganda
#954 in Africa
#13450 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2006
#41 in Uganda
#965 in Africa
#13514 in the World
Founded
2016
#43 in Uganda
#1024 in Africa
#13833 in the World
Founded
2015
#44 in Uganda
#1033 in Africa
#13891 in the World
Founded
2015

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

Average cost of living for students in Uganda is $340 + $33-234 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).