Cheikh Anta Diop University: Statistics

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#1645 of 14,131 In the World
#26 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 28 In Senegal
#1 of 21 In Dakar
#544 of 2,092 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Top50% For 59 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Cheikh Anta Diop University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (baccalauréat) or recognized equivalent; entrance examination.
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - February; March-July)

Research profile

Cheikh Anta Diop University has published 7,378 scientific papers with 76,812 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Pathology, Geography and Cartography, and Ecology.


Cheikh Anta Diop University majors

by publication & citation count

4,434 / 61,212
Environmental Science
3,607 / 44,637
3,563 / 48,442
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,381 / 28,451
2,811 / 39,211
2,588 / 28,488
2,266 / 23,608
2,033 / 33,034
Geography and Cartography
1,991 / 22,180
1,929 / 28,195
1,926 / 27,595
1,924 / 34,016
Computer Science
1,716 / 16,930
1,552 / 26,588
Quantum and Particle physics
1,530 / 15,049
1,452 / 5,904
1,388 / 15,754
1,372 / 27,837
Political Science
1,339 / 8,471
Organic Chemistry
1,324 / 14,926
1,307 / 20,002
1,141 / 11,338
1,080 / 15,619
Public Health
1,038 / 14,132
Materials Science
1,026 / 9,619
983 / 10,065
954 / 7,773
904 / 9,845
899 / 12,239
888 / 8,486
848 / 9,540
703 / 7,891
Agricultural Science
702 / 9,698
689 / 15,144
674 / 5,749
665 / 7,662
Optical Engineering
601 / 6,752
Electrical Engineering
591 / 5,961
533 / 6,406
529 / 8,611

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 18 167
1991 34 160
1992 30 188
1993 34 175
1994 43 168
1995 47 214
1996 74 210
1997 66 261
1998 53 326
1999 52 294
2000 66 348
2001 51 349
2002 75 439
2003 90 621
2004 79 592
2005 96 765
2006 93 847
2007 141 991
2008 140 1212
2009 163 1481
2010 139 1849
2011 222 2044
2012 259 2655
2013 278 3083
2014 299 3374
2015 360 3780
2016 441 4340
2017 477 4725
2018 481 4934
2019 542 5610
2020 688 7039
2021 656 8918
2022 669 9092
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Cheikh Anta Diop University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Master Actuarial Science, Administration, Administrative Law, African Studies, Analytical Chemistry, Anatomy, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Arabic, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Civil Law, Classical Languages, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Criminology, Dentistry, Development Studies, Documentation Techniques, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Econometrics, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Engineering, English, Entomology, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Finance, Fiscal Law, Forestry, Genetics, Geography (Human), Geology, German, Government, Haematology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Histology, History, History of Law, Horticulture, Human Rights, Immunology, Information Management, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Inorganic Chemistry, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Italian, Law, Leisure Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Notary Studies, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Operations Research, Organic Chemistry, Parasitology, Peace and Disarmament, Persian, Petrology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Portuguese, Private Law, Public Health, Public Law, Radiology, Russian, Science Education, Sociology, Spanish, Sports, Sports Management, Statistics, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Toxicology, Transport Management
Doctorat Agriculture, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Aquaculture, Arts and Humanities, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Forestry, Genetics, Geology, History of Law, Horticulture, Hydraulic Engineering, Management, Mathematics, Mechanics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nuclear Physics, Nutrition, Parasitology, Petrology, Physics, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law, Social Studies, Solid State Physics, Statistics, Surveying and Mapping, Teacher Training, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Water Management, Water Science

Cheikh Anta Diop University alumni

  1. Macky Sall

    Macky Sall
    Born in
    Senegal Flag Senegal
    1961-.. (age 62)
    international forum participantengineerpolitician

    Macky Sall is a Senegalese politician who has been President of Senegal since April 2012. He was re-elected President in the first round voting in February 2019. Under President Abdoulaye Wade, Sall was Prime Minister of Senegal from July 2004 to June 2007 and President of the National Assembly from June 2007 to November 2008. He was the Mayor of Fatick from 2002 to 2008 and held that post again from 2009 to 2012. Sall was a long-time member of the Senegalese Democratic Party (PDS). After coming into conflict with Wade, he was removed from his post as President of the National Assembly in November 2008; he consequently founded his own party named the Alliance for the Republic (APR) and joined the opposition. Placing second in the first round of the 2012 presidential election, he won the backing of other opposition candidates and prevailed over Wade in the second round of voting, held on 25 March 2012. He is the first president born after Senegalese independence from France.

  2. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
    Born in
    Mali Flag Mali
    1945-2022 (aged 77)
    politicianinternational forum participant

    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, often known by his initials IBK, was a Malian politician who served as the president of Mali from September 2013 to August 2020, when he was forced to resign in the 2020 Malian coup d'état. He served as Mali's prime minister from February 1994 to February 2000 and as president of the National Assembly of Mali from September 2002 to September 2007.

  3. Patrice Talon

    Patrice Talon
    Born in
    Benin Flag Benin
    1958-.. (age 65)
    international forum participantbusinesspersonpolitician

    Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon is a Beninese politician and businessman who has been President of Benin since 6 April 2016.

  4. Abdou Diouf

    Abdou Diouf
    Born in
    Senegal Flag Senegal
    1935-.. (age 88)

    Abdou Diouf is a Senegalese politician who was the second President of Senegal, in office from January 1981 to April 2000.

All 40 notable alumni

Cheikh Anta Diop University faculties and divisions

Centre : Applied Linguistics African Languages, Applied Linguistics, English, French
Centre : Information Sciences and Techniques Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English, French, Mass Communication, Media Studies, Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Centre : Psychological Research Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology
Centre : Renewable Energies Research Energy Engineering, Natural Resources
Faculty : Arts and Humanities Arabic, Arts and Humanities, English, Geography (Human), German, Germanic Studies, History, Italian, Linguistics, Literature, Modern Languages, Persian, Philosophy, Portuguese, Romance Languages, Russian, Sociology, Spanish
Faculty : Economics and Management Economics, Management, Mathematics
Faculty : Education and Training Sciences and Technologies Arabic, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Geography (Human), German, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Romance Languages, Russian, Secondary Education, Slavic Languages, Teacher Training
Faculty : Law and Political Science Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, History of Law, Human Rights, Law, Political Sciences, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cardiology, Dentistry, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Gerontology, Haematology, Hepatology, Immunology, Medical Technology, Medicine, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neurological Therapy, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Health, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Pneumology, Public Health, Radiology, Safety Engineering, Sports Medicine, Stomatology, Surgery, Toxicology, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy, Urology, Venereology
Faculty : Science and Technology Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Physics
Institute : Applied Nuclear Technology Nuclear Engineering
Institute : Applied Tropical Medicine Tropical Medicine
Institute : Black Africa Fundamental Studies African Studies, Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Cultural Studies, Geography (Human), Geological Engineering, Histology, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Marine Biology, Modern Languages, Prehistory, Social Sciences, Sociology, Zoology
Institute : Earth Sciences Earth Sciences, Geology
Institute : Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
Institute : Fishery and Aquaculture Aquaculture, Fishery
Institute : French for Foreign Students Foreign Languages Education, French
Institute : Health and Development Development Studies, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Epidemiology, Gender Studies, Health Sciences, Public Health
Institute : Human Rights and Peace Human Rights, Peace and Disarmament
Institute : Popular Education and Sport Education, Physical Education, Sports, Sports Management
Institute : Research and Study of Population Development and Reproductive Health Demography and Population, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Health Sciences
Institute : Social Paediatrics Midwifery, Nursing, Paediatrics, Social Work
Research Division : Mathematics, Physics and Technology Teaching Mathematics Education, Physics, Science Education, Technology Education
School : Applied Economics Development Studies, Economics, Education, Management, Regional Planning, Town Planning
School : Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists Archiving, Documentation Techniques, Information Sciences, Library Science
School : Polytechnic Artificial Intelligence, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Automation, Engineering, Heating and Refrigeration, Management, Materials Engineering, Microbiology, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
School : Technology and Vocational Teacher Training Administration, Economics, Educational and Student Counselling, Home Economics, Industrial Maintenance, Management, Secretarial Studies, Teacher Training, Technology Education

General information

Alternative names UCAD
Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Founded 1918
Accreditation Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MESR); Autorité nationale d’Assurance Qualité de l’Enseignement supérieur (ANAQ-Sup); Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l'Enseignement Supérieur (CAMES)
Motto Lux Mea Lex

Location and contacts

Address BP 5005
City population 1,439,000

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