Université Cheikh Anta Diop

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world rank  3592

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University Overview

Established in 1918, Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Cheikh Anta Diop University) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large city of Dakar (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal (Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Senegal), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 101 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Name Cheikh Anta Diop University
Acronym UCAD
Founded 1918
Motto Lux Mea Lex
Light is my law

University Location

Address Boîte Postale 5005
Dakar (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
T +221 33 825 0530
F +221 33 825 3724

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Université Cheikh Anta Diop's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal


  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • International Forum of Public Universities (IFPU)

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Site last updated: Monday, 4 February 2019