Best Universities for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Liberal Arts & Social Sciences. A graph of 2.36M citations received by 183K academic papers made by 267 universities in Africa was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  2. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  3. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  4. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  5. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  6. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  7. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  8. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  9. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  10. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  11. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  12. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  13. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  14. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Ghana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1948
  15. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  16. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Zimbabwe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    18,040
    Founded
    1955
  17. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  18. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  19. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Education, Winneba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  20. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Cairo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    257,200
    Founded
    1908
  21. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  22. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  23. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  24. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    American University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1919
  25. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  26. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Malawi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  27. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Dar es Salaam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1970
  28. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  29. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  30. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  31. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1951
  32. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  33. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959
  34. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Zambia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  35. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  36. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Alexandria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    150,642
    Founded
    1942
  37. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  38. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  39. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  40. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  41. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Gondar logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    46,627
    Founded
    1954
  42. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  43. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  44. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  45. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  46. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  47. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  48. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Khartoum logo
    Enrollment
    41,030
    Founded
    1956
  49. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Covenant University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  50. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jimma University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1983
  51. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,530
    Founded
    2007
  52. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  53. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Assiut University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  54. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  55. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Lagos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  56. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1994
  57. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  58. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Maiduguri logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1975
  59. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Eduardo Mondlane University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  60. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Namibia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  61. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Al-Azhar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1961
  62. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Cheikh Anta Diop University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  63. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Mbarara University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1989
  64. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  65. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bayero University Kano logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1975
  66. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Suez Canal University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  67. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Bahir Dar University logo
    Enrollment
    57,852
    Founded
    2001
  68. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Jos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    24,169
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1975
  69. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    • #69 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #2069 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  70. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Yaounde I logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  71. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  72. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Buea logo
    Founded
    1992
  73. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Olabisi Onabanjo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  74. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National University of Lesotho logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    1945
  75. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Sokoine University of Agriculture logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1984
  76. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Haramaya University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1954
  77. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Zagazig University logo
    Enrollment
    117,299
    Founded
    1974
  78. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  79. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Hawassa University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  80. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Rivers State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1980
  81. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1982
  82. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Delta State University, Abraka logo
    Founded
    1992
  83. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Walter Sisulu University logo
    Enrollment
    27,039
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    2005
  84. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  85. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Abomey-Calavi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    86,694
    Male:Female
    73:27
    Founded
    1970
  86. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Tanta University logo
    Founded
    1972
  87. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University of Kinshasa logo
    Enrollment
    26,000
    Founded
    1954
  88. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  89. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    University for Development Studies logo
    Founded
    1992
  90. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Mekelle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  91. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Central University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,639
    Male:Female
    52:48
    Founded
    1981
  92. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Minia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1976
  93. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Usmanu Danfodio University logo
    Founded
    1975
  94. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Ebonyi State University logo
    Enrollment
    19,753
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    2000
  95. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    • #95 in Africa
    • #1 in Eswatini
    • #2603 in the World
    University of Swaziland logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1976
  96. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Babcock University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    7,460
    Male:Female
    48:52
    Founded
    1999
  97. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Mohammed V University logo
    Enrollment
    67,415
  98. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Midlands State University logo
    Enrollment
    14,000
    Founded
    2000
  99. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Adekunle Ajasin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  100. For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

    Menoufia University logo
    Enrollment
    80,000
    Founded
    1976