Top 10 most beautiful universities in Africa

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There are a lot of beautiful and eye-catching structures in the world among which many universities lay claims to.

Spanned across Africa are educational institutes and focusing on universities, we have plenty of them with different varieties of beauty.

Among the top 10 most beautiful universities in Africa are listed below:



The university of Nairobi is a public university located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is also the oldest and largest in Kenya. The university was first known as the Royal technical college in 1956 before it got its current name in 1920. The university has a population of over 80,000 students. In Africa, this university can be considered as one of the universities with absolutely stunning structures.

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The International University of Rabat, Morocco is the product of a public-private partnership which is the first higher institution of its kind founded in 2009. The university has a population of close to 3,000 students but can take up to 5,000 students. The university freely accommodates international students from all around the world. Apart from providing quality education, the university also has a conducive and beautiful environment for a jolly study in the university.



The University of Ghana is the oldest of the thirteen Ghanaian national public universities. It was founded in 1948 and was originally an affiliate college of University of London. It is situated on the west view of Accra Legon hills and at the northeast of the centre of Accra. This beautiful campus sits in a huge area of land 12km away from Accra. It is filled with beautiful architectures and red roofs with abundance of trees and vegetation. One of its strongest pints is the Balme Library which is regarded as one of the best libraries in West Africa and it includes an actual freshwater pond. Testifying to its beauty are its many features in various films and TV programmes including the popular Ghanaian series “Sun City”.

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The University of Pretoria is a public university located in Pretoria, the administrative capital of South Africa. The university was established in 1908.
Apart from the university being one of the most beautiful in Africa, it also has a wide land mass which makes it one of the largest universities in South Africa. The University also has many fantastic structures, one of which takes the form of a ship. The old Arts building of the university which was completed in 1911 is a museum exhibiting multiple artefacts. The university has a population of over 50,000 students and also produces the highest number of graduates annually.

Most beautiful universities in Africa



University of Stellenbosch is a federal university located in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The University is one of the oldest universities in South Africa alongside the University of Capetown. The beautiful structures of the university has gotten the attention of many aspirants from many parts of the world. At the time of its inception, the university had only 4 faculties but today, the number has increased to 10 faculties in all containing more than 30,000 students. The amazing structures that the university wields has won it a slot in this list of top 10 most beautiful universities in Africa.

Most beautiful universities in Africa



The Covenant University (CU) is a private christian institution located in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The Institution is affiliated with The Living Faith Church Worldwide popularly known as The Winner’s Chapel. This university was founded in 2002 by Bishop David Oyedepo, and ever since, it has been recognized as one of the best universities in Nigeria not only for its academic excellence and facilities but as one of the most beautiful campus in Nigeria. With its modernised structures, constant mown lawns and numerous beautiful trees accentuating its beauty, it’s one of the wonders in Ogun State, having a spacious environment and breath taking buildings. With its greenery, oxygen is mostly abundant as a bonus.

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Most beautiful universities in Africa



Founded in 1962, the university is named after late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the first Premier of the Western Region in Nigeria. The university is located in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun state. It was built as a response to improve quality education in the western region which was fast growing after the country gained independence. At the time of its construction till many years after, the university was regarded as the Africa’s most beautiful campus with amazing structures compared to no other in the continent. The credit for OAU’s amazing architectural wonders goes to two Israeli architects, Arieh and Eldar Sharon.





Al Akhawayn University is located in the city of Ifrane, Morocco in the region of the beautiful middle atlas mountains. The university is oriented in american liberal arts curriculum. The university was inaugurated in 1995 by King Hassan II and crown prince Abdallah bin Abdel-Aziz of Saudi Arabia. The buildings of the university is an example of an architectural masterpiece and no wonder it made its way to this list.



The University of Cape Town is a federal university located in Cape Town, South Africa. Cape Town which is one of the world most beautiful and tourist attracting location has three mountains named: The Devil’s Peak, The Table Mountain and The Lion’s head at its centre. These three form a back drop to Cape Town. UCT has been ranked as a top African university, ranked amongst the top universities in the world and also ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful campuses. Aerially, The university seems to be closest to the foot of The Devil’s Peak out of the three mountains. This institution is known to be one of the oldest universities in South Africa having been founded in 1829. UCT has a history of academic success offering a wide range of study options and a multi-cultural community with over 27000 students. You would agree with me when you visit the place.

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The monumental UCT campus buildings seen from the rugby field on a warm autumn morning. This part of the campus was designed in 1859.



The American University in Cairo (AUC) is a private research university in Cairo, Egypt. It offers American adopted learning programmes at all academic levels. AUC is noted for Neo Mamluk style of buildings and a distinguished architecture. For early known as the Greek Campus, it covers about 250,000 square feet in downtown Cairo. It has beautiful walls full of revolutionary graffiti. Its new campus sits on 260 acres of land in New Cairo. With beautiful facilities including two theatres, a daycare center, bookstores, travel offices and a highly and adequately equipped sports center, it’s definitely a campus to be. It houses one of the largest English Language collections in its region. Its library is quite able to provide a beautiful interactive space for learning in general which can be said for the beautiful campus at large.

Most beautiful universities in Africa

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