2017
2018
2019
2020
2017
50 366 Undergraduate (88%) Postgraduate (13%) Headcount (%) of total Headcount
42 416 Returning (69%) First-time (23%) Under- graduate (%) of total Undergraduate
84% Undergraduate 86% First-year UG 85% Module success rate
13 004 Undergraduate (77%) Postgraduate (23%) Graduate output (%) of total Graduates
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
51% 56%
49% 44%
85% 3% 4% 8% Black Coloured Indian White
INTERNATIONAL students 3 379 7%
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
33% UG Diploma/Certificate
2% UG Advanced Diploma
66% UG Degrees
48% PG below Master’s
38% Master’s
14% Doctoral
42 416TOTAL7 950
undergraduate SATISFACTION 86%
postgraduate SATISFACTION 83%
UJ RANKINGS
2017
#5
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - THE WUR
601-800
#5
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings - QS WUR
601-650
#4
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) - ARWU
401-500
#6
Center for World University Rankings - CWUR
951
#6
Best Global Universities Rankings - BGUR
457
#6
University Ranking by Academic Performance - URAP
655
RESEARCH indicators 2017 NOTE ★ 2015 data Academic staff with doctorates 592 48% NRF-rated academics 176 14% Publication units 1 280 Publications per capita 1,75
SUSTAINABLE development goals (SDGs)
SDGs particularly well covered in the current Strategic Plan ...

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2018
50 708 Undergraduate (85%) Postgraduate (15%) Headcount (%) of total Headcount
41 628 Returning (68%) First-time (23%) Under- graduate (%) of total Undergraduate
83% Undergraduate 86% First-year UG 85% Module success rate
13 724 Undergraduate (77%) Postgraduate (23%) Graduate output (%) of total Graduates
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
51% 55%
49% 45%
86% 3% 4% 7% Black Coloured Indian White
INTERNATIONAL students 3 622 7%
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
29% UG Diploma/Certificate
2% UG Advanced Diploma
70% UG Degrees
42% PG below Master’s
43% Master’s
15% Doctoral
41 628TOTAL9 080
undergraduate SATISFACTION 87%
postgraduate SATISFACTION 83%
UJ RANKINGS
2018
#5
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - THE WUR
601-800
#4
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings - QS WUR
551-560
#6
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) - ARWU
601-700
#6
Center for World University Rankings - CWUR
790
#5
Best Global Universities Rankings - BGUR
397
#6
University Ranking by Academic Performance - URAP
627
RESEARCH indicators 2018 NOTE ★ 2016 data Academic staff with doctorates 635 50% NRF-rated academics 189 15% Publication units 1 559 Publications per capita 2,04
SUSTAINABLE development goals (SDGs)
SDGs particularly well covered in the current Strategic Plan ...

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2019
50 520 Undergraduate (84%) Postgraduate (16%) Headcount (%) of total Headcount
41 235 Returning (67%) First-time (24%) Under- graduate (%) of total Undergraduate
83% Undergraduate 86% First-year UG 86% Module success rate
14 099 Undergraduate (76%) Postgraduate (24%) Graduate output (%) of total Graduates
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
51% 57%
49% 43%
87% 3% 4% 6% Black Coloured Indian White
INTERNATIONAL students 4 201 8%
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
25% UG Diploma/Certificate
2% UG Advanced Diploma
73% UG Degrees
42% PG below Master’s
43% Master’s
15% Doctoral
41 235TOTAL9 285
undergraduate SATISFACTION 87%
postgraduate SATISFACTION 82%
UJ RANKINGS
2019
#6
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings - THE WUR
601-800
#4
Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings - QS WUR
501-510
#6
Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) - ARWU
601-700
#6
Center for World University Rankings - CWUR
761
#5
Best Global Universities Rankings - BGUR
366
#6
University Ranking by Academic Performance - URAP
647
RESEARCH indicators 2019 NOTE ★ 2017 data Academic staff with doctorates 666 50% NRF-rated academics 206 16% Publication units 1 793 Publications per capita 2,11
SUSTAINABLE development goals (SDGs)
SDGs particularly well covered in the current Strategic Plan ...

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2020
48 514 Undergraduate (83%) Postgraduate (17%) Headcount (%) of total Headcount
38 645 Returning (68%) First-time (26%) Under- graduate (%) of total Undergraduate
86% Undergraduate 89% First-year UG 87% Module success rate
13 027 Undergraduate (73%) Postgraduate (27%) Graduate output (%) of total Graduates
UndergraduatePostgraduate
  
52% 55%
48% 45%
88% 3% 4% 6% Black Coloured Indian White
INTERNATIONAL students 4 206 9%