Universities in Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town
2 out of 3
  • Universities in Cape Town
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
22
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Cape Town
  • (17 institution and 5 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Cape Town
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Cape Town
  • 19 Jan, 2022: THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education updated with University of Cape Town in position 55.
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Urap published most recent results of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. University of Cape Town achieves position 240.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Latest US News: Best Global Universities from Us News. in position #109.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: Publication of NTU by Subject (Chemical Engineering). University of Cape Town with highest ranking among universities in Cape Town ranked #64.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Cape Town

Development Studies
#10 
University of Cape Town
Public Health
#51 
University of Cape Town
Physical Sciences
#97 
University of Cape Town
Agriculture & Forestry
#101 
University of Cape Town
English Language & Literature
#101 
University of Cape Town
Communication & Media Studies
#101 
University of Cape Town
Education
#126 
University of Cape Town
Law
#126 
University of Cape Town
Engineering - Civil & Structural
#151 
University of Cape Town
Art & Design
#151 
University of Cape Town

Rankings of universities in Cape Town, South Africa 2022

#1

University of Cape Town

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (2289 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #183 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #226 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #275 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


#2

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Student satisfaction: 3.8 / 5.0 (709 reviews)
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  • #19 
  • #606 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #18 
  • #4242 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 10 June, 2021]
  • #10 
  • #70 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]

#3

Milpark Business School, Milpark Education

Student satisfaction: 2.8 / 5.0 (5 reviews)

Cape Town Key Facts for International Students

Population: 3434000

Time: GMT +2

District/province: Western Cape, City of Cape Town

Living costs for students in Cape Town:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 58* (42% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 51* (49% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 46* (54% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 35.61 ZAR
  • Plug Type C
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type F
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type M
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Plug Type N
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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University of Cape Town ranks #1 in Cape Town in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Cape Town University of Cape Town is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 27 rankings where University of Cape Town is listed.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Social Studies & Humanities (Development Studies). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Medicine & Health (Public Health). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Languages & Literature (English Language & Literature). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Engineering (Engineering - Civil & Structural). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Arts Visual & Performing (Art & Design). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

University of Cape Town is ranked best in Cape Town for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Cape Town.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS University Rankings BRICS:
Academic reputation 30%
Employer reputation 20%
Faculty/student ratio 20%
Staff with a PhD 10%
Papers per faculty 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Africa:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Emerging Economies University Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 20%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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