Best Universities for Mathematics in Africa

Below is the list of best universities in Africa ranked based on their research performance in Mathematics. A graph of 357K citations received by 37K academic papers made by 139 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 Mathematics

    University of Pretoria logo
    Enrollment
    56,483
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1908
  2. For Mathematics

    University of the Witwatersrand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1922
  3. For Mathematics

    University of Cape Town logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1874
  4. For Mathematics

    University of South Africa logo
    Enrollment
    420,000
    Male:Female
    36:64
    Founded
    1873
  5. For Mathematics

    Cairo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    257,200
    Founded
    1908
  6. For Mathematics

    University of Stellenbosch logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1918
  7. For Mathematics

    University of KwaZulu-Natal logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2004
  8. For Mathematics

    University of Education, Winneba logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  9. For Mathematics

    Pedagogical University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1985
  10. For Mathematics

    University of the Free State logo
    Enrollment
    37,000
    Founded
    1904
  11. For Mathematics

    North-West University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    96%
    Enrollment
    26,439
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    2004
  12. For Mathematics

    Mansoura University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1972
  13. For Mathematics

    University of Johannesburg logo
    Enrollment
    49,910
    Founded
    2005
  14. For Mathematics

    Tunis University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    27,500
  15. For Mathematics

    Ain Shams University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1950
  16. For Mathematics

    University of Sfax logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    42,500
  17. For Mathematics

    University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  18. For Mathematics

    Alexandria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    150,642
    Founded
    1942
  19. For Mathematics

    University of the Western Cape logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    18,720
    Male:Female
    40:60
    Founded
    1959
  20. For Mathematics

    University of Botswana logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1964
  21. For Mathematics

    University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  22. For Mathematics

    Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  23. For Mathematics

    Rhodes University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    8,200
    Founded
    1904
  24. For Mathematics

    University of Sousse logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  25. For Mathematics

    Zagazig University logo
    Enrollment
    117,299
    Founded
    1974
  26. For Mathematics

    Menoufia University logo
    Enrollment
    80,000
    Founded
    1976
  27. For Mathematics

    Al-Azhar University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1961
  28. For Mathematics

    University of Carthage logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    31,410
  29. For Mathematics

    Benha University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    88,016
    Founded
    1976
  30. For Mathematics

    Tanta University logo
    Founded
    1972
  31. For Mathematics

    National University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1991
  32. For Mathematics

    American University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    47%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1919
  33. For Mathematics

    University of Ghana logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1948
  34. For Mathematics

    Tshwane University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    2003
  35. For Mathematics

    • #35 in Africa
    • #1 in Mauritius
    • #1592 in the World
    University of Mauritius logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1965
  36. For Mathematics

    University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  37. For Mathematics

    University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  38. For Mathematics

    Makerere University logo
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1922
  39. For Mathematics

    Mohammed V University logo
    Enrollment
    67,415
  40. For Mathematics

    Cape Peninsula University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    2005
  41. For Mathematics

    University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  42. For Mathematics

    Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  43. For Mathematics

    University of Bejaia logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
  44. For Mathematics

    Assiut University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1957
  45. For Mathematics

    University of Nairobi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1970
  46. For Mathematics

    Suez Canal University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1976
  47. For Mathematics

    University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  48. For Mathematics

    Covenant University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  49. For Mathematics

    University of Cape Coast logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962
  50. For Mathematics

    Helwan University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1975
  51. For Mathematics

    University of Monastir logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  52. For Mathematics

    University of Zimbabwe logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    18,040
    Founded
    1955
  53. For Mathematics

    Federal University of Technology, Akure logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    17,672
    Founded
    1981
  54. For Mathematics

    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1951
  55. For Mathematics

    University of Limpopo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1959
  56. For Mathematics

    University of Dar es Salaam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1970
  57. For Mathematics

    Nelson Mandela University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2005
  58. For Mathematics

    University of Oran 1 logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  59. For Mathematics

    Nile University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2006
  60. For Mathematics

    Hassan II University of Casablanca logo
    Enrollment
    99,300
  61. For Mathematics

    Ibn Tofail University logo
    Enrollment
    22,270
    Male:Female
    52:48
  62. For Mathematics

    Cadi Ayyad University logo
    Enrollment
    29,703
  63. For Mathematics

    Addis Ababa University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1950
  64. For Mathematics

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  65. For Mathematics

    German University in Cairo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  66. For Mathematics

    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1994
  67. For Mathematics

    University of Tunis El Manar logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  68. For Mathematics

    Moi University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1984
  69. For Mathematics

    Central University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,639
    Male:Female
    52:48
    Founded
    1981
  70. For Mathematics

    Manouba University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
  71. For Mathematics

    South Valley University - Qena logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1995
  72. For Mathematics

    Lagos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  73. For Mathematics

    Beni-Suef University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2005
  74. For Mathematics

    University of Fort Hare logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1916
  75. For Mathematics

    Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University logo
    Enrollment
    98,720
    Male:Female
    54:46
  76. For Mathematics

    University of Venda logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1982
  77. For Mathematics

    University of Khartoum logo
    Enrollment
    41,030
    Founded
    1956
  78. For Mathematics

    Cheikh Anta Diop University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1918
  79. For Mathematics

    University of Malawi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    86%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1964
  80. For Mathematics

    University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  81. For Mathematics

    Durban University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    2002
  82. For Mathematics

    Bayero University Kano logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1975
  83. For Mathematics

    University Gaston Berger logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    10,145
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1990
  84. For Mathematics

    University of Batna 1 logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  85. For Mathematics

    Federal University of Technology, Minna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1982
  86. For Mathematics

    Kenyatta University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1985
  87. For Mathematics

    Egerton University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1987
  88. For Mathematics

    Vaal University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  89. For Mathematics

    Sohag university logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    2006
  90. For Mathematics

    Delta State University, Abraka logo
    Founded
    1992
  91. For Mathematics

    University of Biskra logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
  92. For Mathematics

    Bahir Dar University logo
    Enrollment
    57,852
    Founded
    2001
  93. For Mathematics

    University of Yaounde I logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  94. For Mathematics

    Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1982
  95. For Mathematics

    University of Zambia logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  96. For Mathematics

    Abdelmalek Essaadi University logo
    Enrollment
    36,000
  97. For Mathematics

    University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  98. For Mathematics

    University of Zululand logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1960
  99. For Mathematics

    Eduardo Mondlane University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1962