University of Pretoria

University of Pretoria Ranking

country rank: 4
world rank: 584

University Overview

The University of Pretoria ranking was founded in 1908 and is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the suburbs of Pretoria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people), Gauteng. The University of Pretoria ranking (UP) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational South African higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Pretoria (UP) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 112-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. UP additionally offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

University of Pretoria Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Pretoria
Acronym UP
Founded 1908
Motto Ad Destinatum Persequor Pursuing towards destiny

University Location

Address Lynnwood Road Pretoria 0002 Gauteng South Africa
Tel +27 (12) 420 4111
Fax +27 (12) 420 4555

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 Customer Service Centre, Corner of Lynnwood and Roper streets Pretoria 0002 (12) 420 3111 (12) 420 4111

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
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 Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Association of African Universities (AAU) Universities South Africa (USA) National Association of Distance Education and Open Learning in South Africa (NADEOSA)

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