University of Pretoria Rankings

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In the World#356 of 14178
In Africa#3 of 1107
In South Africa#3 of 26
In Pretoria#1 of 4
In Economics#110 of 6,071

Quick Review

Enrollment
56,483
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
Afrikaans;English

Publications & Citations

Publications
46,465
Citations
755,484

University of Pretoria majors

by publication count

Biology
9,145
Medicine
6,878
Chemistry
2,952
Computer science
2,801
Sociology
2,577
Engineering
2,214
Psychology
2,110
Materials science
2,001
Economics
1,845
Business
1,805
Mathematics
1,732
Political science
1,723
Geography
1,690
Philosophy
1,422
Environmental science
808
Geology
727
History
661
Art
582
Physics
538

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geography11433,844
Philosophy2291,760
Political science24910,027
History2641,387
Engineering27836,986
Economics29630,316
Biology343266,091
Geology36719,318
Sociology37815,462
Business39118,446
Art420475
Environmental science53212,928
Medicine53599,999
Mathematics54725,930
Computer science61932,911
Chemistry75352,777
Materials science81026,060
Psychology86716,994
Physics10906,928

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19903771214
19913881540
19924281714
19934031856
19943661945
19954442350
19964582366
19974702705
19985213456
19995644021
20006374792
20016135625
20027926919
20037507423
20049179963
200591511165
2006105413980
2007113415582
2008131219367
2009151723136
2010157927223
2011200731972
2012238038005
2013249344473
2014268450892
2015282253215
2016286354808
2017296958591
2018272655452
2019281368974
2020269778671

Acceptance rate & Admissions

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

Tuition

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

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+++
Engineering | IT+++
Maths | Natural Sciences+++
Master's DegreeAccountancy, 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, 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
DoctorateAccountancy, 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, 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

General info

Alternative namesUP
Founded1908
WikipediaUniversity of Pretoria
AccreditationHigher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education as well as a range of Professional Bodies managed by the Council.
MottoAd Destinatum Persequor
Pursuing towards destiny
Academic structureFaculty 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 membershipsAssociation of African Universities (AAU)
Universities South Africa (USA)
National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

Location and Contacts

AddressLynnwood Road
Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002
South Africa
City population742,000
Phone+27 (12) 420 4111
Fax+27 (12) 420 4555

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