Top 26 universities in South Africa | Africa: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University nameCountry & City
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
1 University of Cape Town South Africa
Cape Town
2 University of Pretoria South Africa
Pretoria
3 University of Stellenbosch South Africa
Stellenbosch
4 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa
Johannesburg
35%
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
Durban
6 University of South Africa South Africa
Pretoria
7 University of Johannesburg South Africa
Johannesburg
8 North-West University South Africa
Potchefstroom
65%
9 Rhodes University South Africa
Grahamstown
10 University of the Western Cape South Africa
Bellville
55%
11 University of the Free State South Africa
Bloemfontein
12 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa
Pretoria
13 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa
Cape Town
14 University of Fort Hare South Africa
Alice
15 Durban University of Technology South Africa
Durban
45%
16 University of Limpopo South Africa
Mankweng
45%
17 Nelson Mandela University South Africa
Port Elizabeth
55%
18 University of Venda South Africa
Thohoyandou
19 Central University of Technology South Africa
Bloemfontein
20 Vaal University of Technology South Africa
Vanderbijlpark
55%
21 Walter Sisulu University South Africa
Mthatha
22 University of Zululand South Africa
Kwadlangezwa
45%
23 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University South Africa
Pretoria
24 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa
Durban
25 University of Mpumalanga South Africa
Nelspruit
26 Sol Plaatje University South Africa
Kimberley