University of Cape Town Ranking and Address

University of Cape Town Information

The University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa can trace it’s roots back to the year 1829 when it was founded as the South African College. Today it attracts over 21,000 students and is looked over by the Chancellor Graça Machel. The university is considered to be the best university in Africa and tops the Times and Jiaotong university rankings for Africa; the times ranks it as the 200th best university in the world.

The University of Cape Town grants around 4,700 degrees a year from its six faculties, which offer study across the following broad fields: Commerce; Engineering and the Built Environment; Health Sciences; Humanities; Law; and Science.

Other good South African Colleges include the University of Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal and University of Pretoria.

Being the leading university in Africa has enabled Cape Town to attract many notable staff and scholars over the years including four Nobel prize winners J. M. Coetzee (Literature); Allan McLeod Cormack (Medicine); Aaron Klug (Chemistry); and Max Theiler (Medicine). Other people associated with the university of Cap town include the authors Andre Brink and Breyten Breytenbach and David H.M.Brooks.

University of Cape Town Address

Lovers Walk Street
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa

Ranking and Quick Facts

Motto: Spes Bona (English: Good Hope).

University of Cape Town ranking
University world Ranking – Times 200 (UK)
= 200
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
203 to 304
Africa Rank (Jiaotong)
UCT Facts
Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)
Faculty / Staff
Endowment 1,150,000,000 Rand
Endowment per student
53,000 Rand


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