By the Numbers


Then and Now

- Founded in 1904 with
- 6 students, now has
- 7 faculties and
- 122 departments on
- 3 campuses and
- 51 satellite campuses, in
- 63 locations, served by
- 2 866 staff with
- 37 851 students of which
- 5 779 live in residences on our campuses

Overseas Students

- 54 countries represented by
- 1 770 international students

Research Facts

- 129 NRF-accredited professors and
- 18 international research partnerships

Awards and Honours

- 171 Honorary Doctorates
- 10 Shields of Honour
- 2 Council Medals
- 11 Chancellors Medals

Our Sports Facts

- 22 sports disciplines have produced
- 75 Springboks and
- 26 Sevens rugby players and
- 60 National athletes

Library Figures

- 671 182 library books and
- 14 000 E-books available in
- 5 libraries

Helping Others

-150 students in the No Student Hungry Programme, one of
- 60 community projects run by the university

On Campus Facts

- 1 200 works in the UFS art collection, of which 16 are contemporary public artworks
- 157 renovated buildings along with
- 12 new buildings make our university the... Number 1 place to be.

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