Université Cheikh Anta Diop

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world rank  3032

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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 metropolis of Dakar (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, Senegal (Ministry of Higher Education and Research of Senegal), Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Senegalese 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 104 years old Senegalese higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. UCAD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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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
Tel +221 33 825 0530
Fax +221 33 825 3724

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Université Cheikh Anta Diop's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

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

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Site last updated: Thursday, 11 August 2022