Established in 1874, the University of Cape Town is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the metropolis of Cape Town (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Western Cape. Officially recognized by the Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa, University of Cape Town (UCT) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational South African higher education institution. University of Cape Town (UCT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 149-year-old South African higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||University of Cape Town|
|Founded||1874 Origins date back to 1829|
7700 Western Cape
|Tel||+27 (21) 650 9111|
|Fax||+27 (21) 650 3736|
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Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.
The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the University of Cape Town's academic range and degree level offering.
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University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.
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Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study... learn more
However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the University of Cape Town's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on South Africa's cost of living.
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Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.
uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the University of Cape Town's admission policy and statistics.
uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the University of Cape Town.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the University of Cape Town a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.
University of Cape Town's acceptance rate range is not reported.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.
uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the University of Cape Town.
University of Cape Town has a student enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 4,000-4,499 academic employees (Faculty).
University of Cape Town is a public higher education institution.
University of Cape Town is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.
The University of Cape Town does not have any religious affiliation.
What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the University of Cape Town offer? learn more
University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.
uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the University of Cape Town.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
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uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.
The University of Cape Town is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa
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