University of Cape Town

University of Cape Town Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 297

University Overview

The University of Cape Town ranking was founded in 1874 and is a non-profit public higher education institution situated in the suburbs of Cape Town (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people), Western Cape. The University of Cape Town ranking (UCT) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa. The University of Cape Town (UCT) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 146-year-old South African higher-education school has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students have access to a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

University of Cape Town Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Cape Town
Acronym UCT
Founded 1874 Origins date back to 1829
Motto Spes Bona Good Hope

University Location

Address Private Bag Cape Town 7700 Western Cape South Africa
Tel +27 (21) 650 9111
Fax +27 (21) 650 3736

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Kramer Law Building Rondebosch 7700 (21) 650 2128

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of African Universities (AAU) Universities South Africa (USA) Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC) Open Education Consortium (OEC)

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