University of the Western Cape: Ranking & Review

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Bellville Rank South Africa Rank World Rank
1 10 1263
Top 8%

Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance rate55%
Admission selectionYes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Total enrollment17,500
Academic calendarSemesters


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

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-+++

General info

Alternative namesUWC
MottoRespice prospice
Look to the future, learn from the past
AccreditationDepartment of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Affiliations and membershipsCape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC)
Universities South Africa (USA)
Open Education Consortium (OEC)
Academic structureFaculty of Arts
Faculty of Community and Health
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Natural Science
Colorsblue, gold
Entity typeNon-profit
Control typePublic-private partnership
HousingProvides housing
Financial aidsOffers financial aids
Total FTE staff1,250
Student/staff ratio14
Religious affiliationNone

Location and Contacts

AddressPrivate Bag X17
Bellville, Western Cape, 7535
South Africa
Urbanization levelSub-Urban
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone+27 (21) 959 2911
Fax+27 (21) 959 3126

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