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Academic rankings

Wits has produced over 160 000 alumni. Amongst them are many illustrious artists, lawyers, politicians, business leaders, accountants and scientists who reflect the significant difference that our graduates make in the world today.

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly known as Shanghai Ranking*

  • 201-300
  • Ranked number 1 in the country

*ARWU rank 1200 universities and publish best 500

Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR)*

  • 230 globally

*18000 universities compared

QS World University Rankings*

*Over 1000 universities ranked

Times Higher Education*

  • 251-300 globally

*Over 1500 universities ranked


Wits collaborates with the following Times Higher Education ranked universities, which yields significant citations:

Times Higher Education ranked universities