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 2.29M citations received by 173K academic papers made by 264 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 between 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 the university website.

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#1 in Africa
#112 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1874

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#2 in Africa
#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1922

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#3 in Africa
#202 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female
42:58
Founded
1908

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#4 in Africa
#212 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1918

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#5 in Africa
#229 in the World
Enrollment
420,000
Male:Female
36:64
Founded
1873

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#6 in Africa
#242 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
2004

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#7 in Africa
#397 in the World
Acceptance Rate
93%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2004

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#8 in Africa
#416 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
49,910
Founded
2005

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#9 in Africa
#457 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1959

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#10 in Africa
#506 in the World
Enrollment
37,000
Founded
1904

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#11 in Africa
#1 in Uganda
#526 in the World
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1922

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#12 in Africa
#1 in Nigeria
#555 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#13 in Africa
#592 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
8,200
Founded
1904

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#14 in Africa
#1 in Ghana
#608 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
42,000
Founded
1948

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#15 in Africa
#1 in Botswana
#668 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#16 in Africa
#1 in Kenya
#687 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1970

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#17 in Africa
#2 in Nigeria
#719 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1960

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#18 in Africa
#1 in Zimbabwe
#729 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
18,040
Founded
1955

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#19 in Africa
#731 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1985

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#20 in Africa
#3 in Nigeria
#759 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#21 in Africa
#2 in Ghana
#765 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#22 in Africa
#1 in Egypt
#777 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
257,200
Founded
1908

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#23 in Africa
#1 in Ethiopia
#813 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1950

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#24 in Africa
#933 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2005

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#25 in Africa
#4 in Nigeria
#956 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#26 in Africa
#5 in Nigeria
#1015 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1970

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#27 in Africa
#1 in Tanzania
#1027 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
24,000
Founded
1970

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#28 in Africa
#1 in Malawi
#1045 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1964

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#29 in Africa
#2 in Egypt
#1048 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1919

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#30 in Africa
#3 in Ghana
#1073 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1951

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#31 in Africa
#1081 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1916

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#32 in Africa
#1093 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1959

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#33 in Africa
#3 in Egypt
#1095 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1950

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#34 in Africa
#1 in Zambia
#1136 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#35 in Africa
#6 in Nigeria
#1182 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#36 in Africa
#7 in Nigeria
#1201 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#37 in Africa
#8 in Nigeria
#1212 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#38 in Africa
#2 in Ethiopia
#1214 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
46,627
Founded
1954

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#39 in Africa
#4 in Egypt
#1223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
150,642
Founded
1942

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#40 in Africa
#1235 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
2005

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#41 in Africa
#2 in Kenya
#1292 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1984

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#42 in Africa
#4 in Ghana
#1295 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#43 in Africa
#9 in Nigeria
#1317 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
49,436
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#44 in Africa
#1406 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
2003

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#45 in Africa
#1419 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1960

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#46 in Africa
#3 in Kenya
#1448 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1985

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#47 in Africa
#3 in Ethiopia
#1457 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1983

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#48 in Africa
#10 in Nigeria
#1464 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#49 in Africa
#11 in Nigeria
#1478 in the World
Acceptance Rate
98%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2002

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#50 in Africa
#4 in Kenya
#1518 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1994

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#51 in Africa
#2 in Tanzania
#1585 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2007

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#52 in Africa
#1 in Sudan
#1609 in the World
Enrollment
41,030
Founded
1956

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#53 in Africa
#5 in Egypt
#1618 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1972

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#54 in Africa
#1629 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1982

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#55 in Africa
#12 in Nigeria
#1778 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1983

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#56 in Africa
#6 in Egypt
#1798 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1957

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#57 in Africa
#4 in Ethiopia
#1869 in the World
Enrollment
57,852
Founded
2001

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#58 in Africa
#13 in Nigeria
#1926 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#59 in Africa
#1 in Namibia
#1938 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#60 in Africa
#1 in Tunisia
#1951 in the World
Enrollment
27,500

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#61 in Africa
#1967 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
2002

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#62 in Africa
#1971 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#63 in Africa
#14 in Nigeria
#1974 in the World
Founded
1991

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#64 in Africa
#7 in Egypt
#1986 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1961

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#65 in Africa
#1 in Senegal
#1992 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1918

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#66 in Africa
#1 in Mauritius
#2022 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1965

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#67 in Africa
#1 in Cameroon
#2027 in the World
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#68 in Africa
#15 in Nigeria
#2054 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#69 in Africa
#5 in Ethiopia
#2056 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1954

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#70 in Africa
#8 in Egypt
#2064 in the World
Enrollment
40,317
Founded
1976

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#71 in Africa
#16 in Nigeria
#2079 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
24,169
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#72 in Africa
#17 in Nigeria
#2090 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#73 in Africa
#2130 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2005

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#74 in Africa
#18 in Nigeria
#2150 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1982

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#75 in Africa
#2 in Uganda
#2157 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1989

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#76 in Africa
#3 in Tanzania
#2161 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1984

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#77 in Africa
#2 in Cameroon
#2162 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1962

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#78 in Africa
#9 in Egypt
#2181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#79 in Africa
#19 in Nigeria
#2184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1980

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#80 in Africa
#5 in Ghana
#2203 in the World
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#81 in Africa
#6 in Ethiopia
#2208 in the World
Enrollment
30,646
Founded
1976

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#82 in Africa
#10 in Egypt
#2210 in the World
Enrollment
117,299
Founded
1974

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#83 in Africa
#20 in Nigeria
#2215 in the World
Founded
1992

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#84 in Africa
#1 in Lesotho
#2258 in the World
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
1945

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#85 in Africa
#2 in Tunisia
#2274 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
42,500

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#86 in Africa
#11 in Egypt
#2277 in the World
Founded
1972

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#87 in Africa
#7 in Ethiopia
#2288 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#88 in Africa
#2328 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1954

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#89 in Africa
#2 in Zimbabwe
#2350 in the World
Acceptance Rate
4%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1991

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#90 in Africa
#12 in Egypt
#2360 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1976

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#91 in Africa
#1 in Benin
#2361 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
86,694
Male:Female
73:27
Founded
1970

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#92 in Africa
#2382 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1981

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#93 in Africa
#3 in Zimbabwe
#2393 in the World
Enrollment
14,000
Founded
2000

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#94 in Africa
#21 in Nigeria
#2397 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1999

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#95 in Africa
#22 in Nigeria
#2484 in the World
Founded
2000

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#96 in Africa
#1 in Morocco
#2513 in the World
Enrollment
67,415

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#97 in Africa
#23 in Nigeria
#2548 in the World
Founded
1975

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#98 in Africa
#24 in Nigeria
#2552 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#99 in Africa
#2574 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1966

For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

#100 in Africa
#25 in Nigeria
#2629 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1990