Rhodes University: Ranking & Review

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Grahamstown Rank South Africa Rank World Rank
1 9 1168
Top 7%

Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Admission selectionYes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Total enrollment8,500
Academic calendarSemesters


In-state students$3,750$3,750
International students$3,750$3,750

General info

Alternative namesRU
MottoVis, virtus, veritas
Strength, courage, truth
AccreditationDepartment of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Affiliations and membershipsAssociation of African Universities (AAU)
Universities South Africa (USA)
African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)
Academic structureFaculty of Commerce
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Science
Colorspurple, white
Entity typeNon-profit
Control typePublic-private partnership
HousingProvides housing
Financial aidsOffers financial aids
Total FTE staff450
Student/staff ratio19
Religious affiliationNone

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.ru.ac.za
Address94 Drostdy Road
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 6140
South Africa
Urbanization levelRural
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone+27 (46) 603 8111
Fax+27 (46) 622 8444

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