University of Pretoria: Statistics

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Rank Ranking
#422 of 14,131 In the World
#4 of 1,104 In Africa
#4 of 26 In South Africa
#1 of 4 In Pretoria
#5 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
Top100 For 20 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
15%
Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.up.ac.za
Languages
Afrikaans;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate15%
Admissions RequirementsMatriculation Certificate or certificate of exemption issued by the Matriculation Board. Specific admission requirements set per programme.
Academic CalendarJanuary to November (2 semesters: January - June; July-November)
Enrollment56,483
Full time employee1,539
Student:staff ratio37:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
42,005
Citations
731,193

University of Pretoria majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,048 / 111,007
Medicine
9,694 / 174,031
Biology
9,266 / 285,676
Environmental Science
5,979 / 169,133
Engineering
5,236 / 90,703
Business
4,093 / 51,136
Chemistry
3,754 / 81,238
Economics
3,076 / 40,568
Sociology
2,657 / 17,548
Computer Science
2,623 / 56,546
Physics
2,564 / 42,396
Psychology
2,353 / 39,307
Ecology
2,243 / 88,021
Demography
2,062 / 57,394
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
1,945 / 3,384
Mathematics
1,931 / 25,480
Political Science
1,865 / 12,596
Materials Science
1,833 / 26,738
Art & Design
1,762 / 7,281
Geography and Cartography
1,584 / 35,748
Botany
1,527 / 46,167
Philosophy
1,292 / 1,915
Law
1,223 / 3,715
Agricultural Science
1,064 / 27,027
Veterinary
998 / 24,537
Development Studies
997 / 12,527
Zoology
943 / 28,924
Virology
853 / 26,835
Health Science
845 / 12,034
Public Health
828 / 19,183
Environmental Management
809 / 31,830
Surgery
742 / 12,855
Literature
720 / 995
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
712 / 7,564
Communications and Public Relations
707 / 6,831
History
700 / 1,661
Microbiology
672 / 22,336
Genetics
636 / 35,196
Anatomy and Physiology
625 / 10,498
Immunology
606 / 16,423

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 404 1656
1992 439 1842
1993 422 1970
1994 385 2120
1995 457 2463
1996 467 2534
1997 490 2974
1998 540 3595
1999 588 4201
2000 664 4900
2001 637 5750
2002 816 7012
2003 768 7412
2004 932 10139
2005 940 11179
2006 1082 14243
2007 1174 15867
2008 1371 19903
2009 1562 23845
2010 1640 28102
2011 2064 32800
2012 2438 39181
2013 2585 46354
2014 2772 52889
2015 2887 55671
2016 2969 58294
2017 3079 64021
2018 2913 64741
2019 2984 78347
2020 3288 94687
2021 3390 109836

Tuition

The University of Pretoria has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Master's Degree Accountancy, African Languages, Afrikaans, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Animal Husbandry, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Security, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Criminal Law, Curriculum, Dermatology, Dietetics, Ecology, Economics, Education, Educational Psychology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Entomology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forestry, French, Geography, Geology, German, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Horticulture, Human Resources, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Meteorology, Microelectronics, Mineralogy, Mining Engineering, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Oral Pathology, Orthodontics, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Periodontics, Philosophy, Physics, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Software Engineering, Soil Science, Spanish, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Sports, Sports Management, Statistics, Surgery, Taxation, Theatre, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Urology, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Water Science, Writing, Zoology
Doctorate Accountancy, African Languages, Afrikaans, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Community Health, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Curriculum, Dentistry, Dermatology, Development Studies, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Environmental Studies, Epidemiology, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, Food Science, Forestry, French, Geography, Geology, German, Gerontology, Greek, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Hebrew, Heritage Preservation, History, Horticulture, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Relations and Diplomacy, Labour and Industrial Relations, Landscape Architecture, Latin, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgical Engineering, Meteorology, Microbiology, Mining Engineering, Music, Neurology, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Plant Pathology, Plastic Surgery, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Radiology, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Sports, Statistics, Surgery, Surveying and Mapping, Taxation, Theatre, Theology, Town Planning, Urology, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts, Water Science, Writing, Zoology

University of Pretoria alumni

  1. Caster Semenya

    Caster Semenya
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    middle-distance runnerassociation football player
    Biography

    Mokgadi Caster Semenya OIB is a South African middle-distance runner and winner of two Olympic gold medals and three World Championships in the women's 800 metres. She first won gold at the World Championships in 2009, and went on to win at the 2016 Olympics, and 2017 World Championships, where she also won a bronze medal in the 1500 metres. After the doping disqualification of Mariya Savinova, she was also awarded gold medals for the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.

  2. Maye Musk

    Maye Musk
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    modeldietitian
    Biography

    Maye Musk is a Canadian-South African American model and dietitian. She has been a model for 50 years, appearing on the covers of magazines, including a Time magazine health edition, Women's Day, and international editions of Vogue. The mother of Elon Musk, Kimbal Musk, and Tosca Musk, the New York Post asserted her self-earned fame by declaring she is "a star in her own right".

  3. Motsi Mabuse

    Motsi Mabuse
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    dancertelevision presenterchoreographer
    Biography

    Motshegetsi "Motsi" Mabuse is a South African-German dancer. She has appeared on Let's Dance, the German version of Strictly Come Dancing, originally appearing as a professional dancer but later became a judge on the show. On 22 July 2019, it was announced that Mabuse would replace Darcey Bussell as a judge on the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing.

  4. Joost van der Westhuizen

    Joost van der Westhuizen
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1971-2017 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    rugby union player
    Biography

    Joost Heystek van der Westhuizen was a South African professional rugby union player who made 89 appearances in test matches for the national team, scoring 38 tries. He mostly played as a scrum-half and participated in three Rugby World Cups, most notably in the 1995 tournament, which was won by South Africa. He is widely recognised as the greatest scrumhalf of all time.

General info

Alternative names UP
Founded 1908
Accreditation Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education as well as a range of Professional Bodies managed by the Council.
Motto Ad Destinatum Persequor
Pursuing towards destiny
Academic structure Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Engineering, Built environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Veterinary Sciences
Gordon Institute of Business Sciences
Affiliations and memberships Association of African Universities (AAU)
Universities South Africa (USA)
National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

Location and Contacts

Address Lynnwood Road
Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002
South Africa
City population 742,000
Phone +27 (12) 420 4111
Fax +27 (12) 420 4555

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