University of the Witwatersrand: Ranking & Review

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Johannesburg Rank South Africa Rank World Rank
1 4 588
Top 4%

Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance rate35%
Admission selectionYes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Total enrollment27,500
Academic calendarSemesters


In-state students$3,750$3,750
International students$3,750$6,250

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 namesWITS
MottoScientia et Labore
Knowledge and Labour
AccreditationDepartment of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Affiliations and membershipsAssociation of African Universities (AAU)
Universities South Africa (USA)
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Foundation of Tertiary Institutions of the Northern Metropolis (FOTIM)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
African Research Universites Alliance (ARUA)
Academic structureFaculty of Commerce-Law and Management
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science
Colorsblue, yellow
Entity typeNon-profit
Control typePublic-private partnership
HousingProvides housing
Financial aidsOffers financial aids
Total FTE staff7,500
Student/staff ratio4
Religious affiliationNone

Location and Contacts

AddressPrivate Bag 3, Wits
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2050
South Africa
Urbanization levelUrban
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone+27 (11) 717 1000
Fax+27 (11) 717 1065

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