Cheikh Anta Diop University: Statistics



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#1650 of 14,131 In the World
#27 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 28 In Senegal
#1 of 21 In Dakar
#556 of 2,294 For Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
Top50% For 64 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 8,810 scientific papers with 96,321 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Geography and Cartography, Pathology, and Geology.


Cheikh Anta Diop University majors

by publication & citation count

5,238 / 77,774
Environmental Science
4,323 / 57,366
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,247 / 38,107
4,210 / 59,334
3,339 / 50,522
3,117 / 37,210
2,730 / 31,882
Geography and Cartography
2,411 / 28,914
2,395 / 40,618
2,381 / 37,466
2,368 / 37,475
2,263 / 42,427
Computer Science
2,084 / 22,016
1,886 / 7,114
1,862 / 34,207
Quantum and Particle physics
1,861 / 19,389
Political Science
1,745 / 11,425
1,695 / 21,490
Organic Chemistry
1,620 / 20,551
1,594 / 26,162
1,554 / 32,972
1,431 / 15,473
Public Health
1,267 / 19,292
1,258 / 13,811
1,236 / 20,907
Materials Science
1,208 / 13,637
1,181 / 10,150
1,133 / 11,926
1,104 / 17,074
1,094 / 13,256
1,092 / 11,655
911 / 10,848
Agricultural Science
854 / 13,130
838 / 6,967
787 / 18,881
768 / 9,520
Optical Engineering
751 / 9,182
Electrical Engineering
715 / 8,225
685 / 12,499
643 / 7,619

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 35 183
1992 38 203
1993 45 208
1994 48 192
1995 50 246
1996 90 239
1997 73 299
1998 59 389
1999 63 373
2000 70 427
2001 53 440
2002 77 481
2003 99 708
2004 88 726
2005 112 922
2006 113 996
2007 147 1184
2008 157 1438
2009 180 1749
2010 165 2169
2011 237 2377
2012 288 3147
2013 302 3571
2014 336 3986
2015 379 4433
2016 490 4886
2017 517 5251
2018 548 5975
2019 616 6474
2020 738 8396
2021 715 9580
2022 764 10386
2023 787 10850
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 63)
    politicianengineerinternational forum participant

    Macky Sall is a Senegalese politician who has served as the 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. As his second presidential term is supposed to end in April, he postponed the elections scheduled for February 25, 2024.

  2. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta

    Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta
    Born in
    Mali Flag Mali
    1945-2022 (aged 77)
    international forum participantpolitician

    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. Mohamed Bazoum

    Mohamed Bazoum
    Born in
    Niger Flag Niger
    1960-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Cheikh Anta Diop University
    1979-1984 studied philosophy
    politicianinternational forum participantteacher

    Mohamed Bazoum is a Nigerien politician who served as the 10th president of Niger from 2021 to 2023. He assumed office in April 2021 after winning the 2020–21 presidential election and surviving a failed coup d'état attempt. He was ousted in the 2023 Nigerien coup d'état by members of the presidential guard and the armed forces led by Abdourahamane Tchiani.

  4. Patrice Talon

    Patrice Talon
    Born in
    Benin Flag Benin
    1958-.. (age 66)
    politicianbusinesspersoninternational forum participant

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

All 47 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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