Top Universities in Kenya – 2020 Update

Have you ever wondered what the top universities in Kenya were? In today’s article, we are going to discover the best universities in Kenya. In addition to discovering them, we will look at how to get into them among other things.

Selection Criteria for Ranking Universities

In order to rank these Universities, Urban Kenyans used the following criterion:

  • Web presence as ranked by google search
  • Mode of which learning is delivered, is it mostly face to face?
  • Is the University accredited/chartered?

Top Universities in Kenya

  1. University of Nairobi

This University boasts of being the first institution of higher learning to be established in Kenya. Over the years, the University has grown and evolved to become one of the World-class Universities in Africa and the World at Large.

It’s worth to note that its main intake usually happens around September/October. However, for some schools, the intake dates may vary between December/January and April/May as the intake dates.

The University of Nairobi offers a wide range of programmers ranging from the Certificate level to the Doctorate level. Its Faculties are also widespread. For all new applicants, applications are done online in the Nairobi University online application portal.

2. Kenyatta University

This is the second top university in Kenya. The main campus prides sitting on over a thousand acres of land. This university has received various accolades and accretions such as:

  • Being a member of Commonwealth Universities
  • Commission of University Education
  • International Association of Universities
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa
  • As well as Africa Association for Universities

Intakes at Kenyatta University happen around September of each year. A prospective student is able to make an online application without troubling themselves to visit the University physically. Moreover, this university offers both Short courses such as CISCO and undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

3.Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

The Jomo Kenyatta University is among the top Universities in Kenya today. This University was initially a constituent college of Kenyatta University before finally being established as a University in 1994.

In terms of intakes, the University has two main intakes. That is the April/May Intake and the September/October intake. Whether one wants to enrol for an undergrad, graduate or post-graduate program, then this is the school for you.

Moreover, this University has around 11 campuses located all over the country and one of those is located in Arusha, Tanzania. The School is ISO certified and accredited by the commission of University Education in Kenya.

4. Moi University

This is one of the best Universities located in Eldoret. Moi University is the second University to be established in Kenya through an Act of Parliament in 1984. since its’ establishment, the University has gone ahead to produce some of the top best industry professionals in all areas.

Apart from this, the University is known for spearheading research that is transforming businesses and livelihoods. In order to join this University, one has to download application forms and then submit them.

5. Egerton University

As a top University in Kenya, Egerton University has been able to make a name for itself when it comes to producing the best professionals in the field of Agriculture. Since its establishment in 1987, the University has grown to have 3 campuses and one college as today.

Moreover, Egerton University has the following Faculties:

  • Community Science and Education
  • Social Science, Agriculture and Arts
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Science, Surgery and Veterinary medicine
  • Environmental and Resource management
  • Engineering and Technology

At Egerton University, the main intakes, take place in September for all programmes. Currently, the applications are active. So don’t wait till closing for you to apply, submit your application now.

6. Strathmore University

This is the first private university to make it to the top of the best University in Kenya. It’s known as the leading business school in Kenya today. The University boasts of having more than 36 nationalities represented at all times.

Moreover, the school has the following faculties:

  • Institute of Mathematical Science
  • School of graduate studies
  • Strathmore business school
  • The school of Law
  • Accountancy
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Humanities and social sciences

Upon graduation, one gets to get job opening notifications in which they could make applications. Strathmore University has its intake in July each year.

7. Maseno University

Maseno University prides itself of being the foundation of excellence. Moreover, it’s also the only University that lies along the Equator. This University has been in the business of educating Kenyan’s tomorrow’s leaders from 1990. It is well known all over the country and among the best public universities.

8. United States International University (USIU)

USIU delivers high-quality graduates to the market. However, its fees may not be favourable to every Tom, Nick and Jerry. USIU offers great degree programs as well as leadership certification to its students.

9. Karatina University

Karatina University is the only university build at the heart of tea plantations. This University has been on the map for offering intensive degree programs led by the most qualified professors in Kenya. Karatina University cut off entry points are very fair.

10.Mount Kenya University

This private University makes it to this list because it is very popular in Kenya. Almost each one of us knows someone who studied at Mount Kenya University. Apart from its popularity, Mount Kenya University is one of the few private universities in Kenya with the highest number of accredited courses. As a result, making it to the list of top universities in Kenya.

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