UCT Ranking

UCT is in the top 200 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, with four areas ranked in the top 100.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is highly ranked both in South Africa and globally:

  • UCT is the top-rated university in Africa.
  • In the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), UCT was placed in the top 201–300 band of universities worldwide.
  • According to the QS World University Rankings 2024, UCT is ranked 173rd globally.
  • In the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, UCT tied at 155th among more than 1,500 institutions

UCT performs particularly well in several subjects, including:

Development Studies: #1 in the world by QS

Clinical and Health: #77 in the world by Times Higher Education

Public, Environmental and Occupational Health: #51 in the world by QS

Environment/Ecology: #110 in the world by QS

Geosciences: #175 in the world by QS

University rankings are often published by organizations such as QS World University Rankings, Times Higher Education (THE), and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).