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Top 200 Universities in Africa 2024

What are the most popular Universities in Africa? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2024 African University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in Africa meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Top 200 Universities in Africa

2024 Top 200 Universities in Africa

Rank University Country
1 University of Pretoria South Africa za
2 University of Cape Town South Africa za
3 University of the Witwatersrand South Africa za
4 University of Johannesburg South Africa za
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa za
6 Universiteit Stellenbosch South Africa za
7 University of Nairobi Kenya ke
8 University of Lagos Nigeria ng
9 North-West University South Africa za
10 Cairo University Egypt eg
11 University of the Western Cape South Africa za
12 Addis Ababa University Ethiopia et
13 The American University in Cairo Egypt eg
14 University of Ghana Ghana gh
15 The German University in Cairo Egypt eg
16 Kenyatta University Kenya ke
17 Rhodes University South Africa za
18 Mansoura University Egypt eg
19 Universiteit van die Vrystaat South Africa za
20 Makerere University Uganda ug
21 Covenant University Nigeria ng
22 Cape Peninsula University of Technology South Africa za
23 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid de Tlemcen Algeria dz
24 Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaia Algeria dz
25 University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
26 Tshwane University of Technology South Africa za
27 Sudan University of Science and Technology Sudan sd
28 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla Algeria dz
29 Université Frères Mentouri de Constantine 1 Algeria dz
30 University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania tz
31 University of Botswana Botswana bw
32 Nelson Mandela University South Africa za
33 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana gh
34 Alexandria University Egypt eg
35 University of Khartoum Sudan sd
36 Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria ng
37 Namibia University of Science and Technology Namibia na
38 University of Ilorin Nigeria ng
39 University of Namibia Namibia na
40 Durban University of Technology South Africa za
41 Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria ng
42 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique mz
43 Ain Shams University Egypt eg
44 Université de la Reunion Reunion re
45 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra Algeria dz
46 Université Mohammed V Morocco ma
47 Université Mohamed Boudiaf de M’sila Algeria dz
48 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Egypt eg
49 Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif 1 Algeria dz
50 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène Algeria dz
51 Al-Azhar University Egypt eg
52 Jimma University Ethiopia et
53 St. Paul’s University Kenya ke
54 Modern Sciences and Arts University Egypt eg
55 University of Abuja Nigeria ng
56 Vaal University of Technology South Africa za
57 Benha University Egypt eg
58 Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria ng
59 Université Cheikh Anta Diop Senegal sn
60 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de Mostaganem Algeria dz
61 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Kenya ke
62 University of Ibadan Nigeria ng
63 University of Fort Hare South Africa za
64 Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Morocco ma
65 Assiut University Egypt eg
66 Central University of Technology South Africa za
67 Université Cadi Ayyad Morocco ma
68 University of Cape Coast Ghana gh
69 Universidade Pedagógica Mozambique mz
70 Universidade Privada de Angola Angola ao
71 Misr University for Science and Technology Egypt eg
72 University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe zw
73 University of Zambia Zambia zm
74 Université Ahmed Ben Bella d’Oran 1 Algeria dz
75 United States International University Africa Kenya ke
76 Zagazig University Egypt eg
77 University of Rwanda Rwanda rw
78 Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria ng
79 Universidade Católica de Angola Angola ao
80 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou Algeria dz
81 Strathmore University Kenya ke
82 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Nigeria ng
83 Future University in Egypt Egypt eg
84 University of Tripoli Libya ly
85 University of Mauritius Mauritius mu
86 Université Hadj Lakhder de Batna 1 Algeria dz
87 Université Benyoucef Benkhedda d’Alger 1 Algeria dz
88 Tanta University Egypt eg
89 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran Mohamed Boudiaf Algeria dz
90 Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef Algeria dz
91 Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania tz
92 Afe Babalola University Nigeria ng
93 Walter Sisulu University South Africa za
94 Helwan University Egypt eg
95 Sohag university Egypt eg
96 Rivers State University Nigeria ng
97 Université Larbi Ben Mhidi de Oum El Bouaghi Algeria dz
98 Universidade Agostinho Neto Angola ao
99 The British University in Egypt Egypt eg
100 Nile University Egypt eg
101 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Nigeria ng
102 Bayero University Kano Nigeria ng
103 Université 8 Mai 1945 Guelma Algeria dz
104 University of Jos Nigeria ng
105 Université Tahar Moulay de Saida Algeria dz
106 Africa University Zimbabwe zw
107 Libyan International Medical University Libya ly
108 University of Education, Winneba Ghana gh
109 Moi University Kenya ke
110 Landmark University Nigeria ng
111 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria ng
112 Université Ibn Zohr Morocco ma
113 Université Badji Mokhtar de Annaba Algeria dz
114 South Valley University Egypt eg
115 University of Venda South Africa za
116 Misr International University Egypt eg
117 Universidade Óscar Ribas Angola ao
118 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Nigeria ng
119 Université Ibn Tofail Morocco ma
120 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Nigeria ng
121 Pharos University in Alexandria Egypt eg
122 University of Zululand South Africa za
123 University of Bahri Sudan sd
124 Université M’hamed Bouguerra de Boumerdès Algeria dz
125 Hawassa University Ethiopia et
126 Uganda Christian University Uganda ug
127 Arba Minch University Ethiopia et
128 University of Limpopo South Africa za
129 Nahda University Egypt eg
130 Mbarara University of Science and Technology Uganda ug
131 Mount Kenya University Kenya ke
132 University of Uyo Nigeria ng
133 Suez Canal University Egypt eg
134 Lagos State University Nigeria ng
135 Université Al Akhawayn Morocco ma
136 University of Benin Nigeria ng
137 Université Abdelmalek Essadi Morocco ma
138 October 6 University Egypt eg
139 Aswan University Egypt eg
140 Université Echahid Hamma Lakhdar d’El Oued Algeria dz
141 Université Mohamed Seddik Ben Yahia de Jijel Algeria dz
142 Ashesi University Ghana gh
143 Université Hassan II de Casablanca Morocco ma
144 The Copperbelt University Zambia zm
145 Université Larbi Tebessi de Tébessa Algeria dz
146 Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria ng
147 International University of Africa Sudan sd
148 Egerton University Kenya ke
149 Midlands State University Zimbabwe zw
150 Université de Sfax Tunisia tn
151 Tai Solarin University of Education Nigeria ng
152 Adama Science and Technology University Ethiopia et
153 Université Djillali Liabès de Sidi-Bel-Abbès Algeria dz
154 Minia University Egypt eg
155 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria ng
156 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Nigeria ng
157 University of Port Harcourt Nigeria ng
158 Université Mohammed Premier Morocco ma
159 The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Kenya ke
160 Kafrelsheikh University Egypt eg
161 Université Saad Dahlab de Blida 1 Algeria dz
162 American University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
163 Université Gaston Berger Senegal sn
164 Université Moulay Ismail Morocco ma
165 Université Ziane Achour de Djelfa Algeria dz
166 Université 20 Août 1955 de Skikda Algeria dz
167 Universidade Metodista de Angola Angola ao
168 Mekelle University Ethiopia et
169 Fayoum University Egypt eg
170 Mangosuthu University of Technology South Africa za
171 Technical University of Kenya Kenya ke
172 Nile University of Nigeria Nigeria ng
173 Université Mohamed Lamine Debaghine de Sétif 2 Algeria dz
174 Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology Tanzania tz
175 Kwara State University Nigeria ng
176 Misurata University Libya ly
177 Bahir Dar University Ethiopia et
178 Université Centrale Tunisia tn
179 Université de Dschang Cameroon cm
180 HEM Institut des Hautes Etudes de Management Morocco ma
181 Université de Lomé Togo tg
182 Université d’Antananarivo Madagascar mg
183 Menoufia University Egypt eg
184 Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University South Africa za
185 Africa Nazarene University Kenya ke
186 New Valley University Egypt eg
187 École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique Algeria dz
188 Babcock University Nigeria ng
189 The University of Dodoma Tanzania tz
190 Neelain University Sudan sd
191 Usmanu Danfodio University Nigeria ng
192 Nasarawa State University Nigeria ng
193 Damietta University Egypt eg
194 Université d’Abomey-Calavi Benin bj
195 Ebonyi State University Nigeria ng
196 Université Mohamed Ben Ahmed d’Oran 2 Algeria dz
197 Université Internationale de Rabat Morocco ma
198 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Tanzania tz
199 Université Hassan 1er Morocco ma
200 Adekunle Ajasin University Nigeria ng

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