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4.3 (26 Reviews)

    University of the Witwatersrand http://govza.yowzit.com/city-of-johannesburg-...
    Wits has a reputation built on research and academic excellence. Wits is one of only two universities in Africa ranked in two separate international rankings as a leading institution in the world and ...
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    Wits has a reputation built on research and academic excellence. Wits is one of only two universities in Africa ranked in two separate international rankings as a leading institution in the world and is the only university in the country that features in the top 1% in the world in seven defined fields of research according to the 2007 ISI international rankings

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    4.3
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    Type of housing: On campus
    Arranged by: Host university
    If returning, I would choose: On campus
    Why? The accomodation was okay, but the people living on campus are the ones that make the difference
    Nice, but average of poor if your used to western european or US type facilities
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    3.8
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    5.0
    Ridwaan Tayob Reviewed by Ridwaan Tayob June 30, 2016
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    HOUSING

    Type of housing: On campus
    Arranged by: Host university
    If returning, I would choose: On campus
    Why? The accomodation was okay, but the people living on campus are the ones that make the difference
    Nice, but average of poor if your used to western european or US type facilities

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    Having studied at this institution, the best thing about it is that it also open to the public who can visit the Origins Center where Humo Naledi was on display upon discovery. And there is a planetarium which has been opened since 1960.
    And there is a vast number of historic buildings and restaurants that one can go to grab a bite.
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    3.8
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    Dylan de Raay Reviewed by Dylan de Raay May 31, 2016
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    Visit Wits

    Having studied at this institution, the best thing about it is that it also open to the public who can visit the Origins Center where Humo Naledi was on display upon discovery. And there is a planetarium which has been opened since 1960.
    And there is a vast number of historic buildings and restaurants that one can go to grab a bite.

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    I love the school
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    3.8
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    3.0
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    4.0
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    5.0
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    3.0
    Thabo Reviewed by Thabo February 25, 2016
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    Wits

    I love the school

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    Lovely university. learnt a lot and met some of the most amazingly people.
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    4.5
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    5.0
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    4.0
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    4.5
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    4.5
    raeesa Reviewed by raeesa January 31, 2016
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    Wits puts you on the edge

    Lovely university. learnt a lot and met some of the most amazingly people.

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    Having seen our daughter go through two years of B ACC Sci and then four years of B ECON Sci & Honours, we have nothing but praise for the quality of the education at Wits. Our daughter had a huge adjustment from High School where she was liked by all, she was a prefect, academically she did fantastically to Wits where she had to fight for everything she wanted. It has made her stronger, more assertive, more confident and more determined to achieve. She got a bursary thanks to her excellent high school marks but, when she changed studies, we had to pay for it ourselves. It was worth every cent!! We see her friends, her hubby and her ex-varsity mates - all achievers!! This can only be put down to being prepared to study hard at an academy where the standards are set high and you want to achieve.
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    4.3
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    Colin Reviewed by Colin July 10, 2015
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    Wits University

    Having seen our daughter go through two years of B ACC Sci and then four years of B ECON Sci & Honours, we have nothing but praise for the quality of the education at Wits. Our daughter had a huge adjustment from High School where she was liked by all, she was a prefect, academically she did fantastically to Wits where she had to fight for everything she wanted. It has made her stronger, more assertive, more confident and more determined to achieve. She got a bursary thanks to her excellent high school marks but, when she changed studies, we had to pay for it ourselves. It was worth every cent!! We see her friends, her hubby and her ex-varsity mates - all achievers!! This can only be put down to being prepared to study hard at an academy where the standards are set high and you want to achieve.

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    My years at wits will never be forgotten I got to meet si many different people from different religions culture backgrounds all with the same purpose... to gain knowledge. Wits standards are very high and and unless you are really committed you will not make it
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
    raeesa Reviewed by raeesa May 31, 2015
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    Some of my best years

    My years at wits will never be forgotten I got to meet si many different people from different religions culture backgrounds all with the same purpose... to gain knowledge. Wits standards are very high and and unless you are really committed you will not make it

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    Anatomy is one of the most interesting subjects I've ever taken but also one of the most difficult. This is not assisted by the poor administration at the university which makes studying an even more difficult task than usual. The content is great but they really need to get organised.
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    3.5
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    2.0
    Sinead Reviewed by Sinead May 04, 2015
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    Anatomy Department

    Anatomy is one of the most interesting subjects I've ever taken but also one of the most difficult. This is not assisted by the poor administration at the university which makes studying an even more difficult task than usual. The content is great but they really need to get organised.

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    One of the best business schools is WBS but the cost of education is way too high especially for international students. WBS requires 100% or 85 upfront in fees more than R120 000; now the average man cannot afford that at all. It will be nice if the universities would be linient to international students on payment plans.But, love Wits!
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    4.0
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    Ed Jones Reviewed by Ed Jones March 30, 2015
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    Great education at WBS

    One of the best business schools is WBS but the cost of education is way too high especially for international students. WBS requires 100% or 85 upfront in fees more than R120 000; now the average man cannot afford that at all. It will be nice if the universities would be linient to international students on payment plans.But, love Wits!

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    As a proud Witsie I can confidently say that Wits is the best university in Johannesburg and definitely in the top 3 in South Africa. The shortfalls of Wits, like most educational institutions, is their admin. Knowing which department to go to is the first trick and then visiting when there is someone competent to help you is another...
    Obviously this is a generalization and there are some fantastic staff working at the University. The lecturers are outstanding and experts in their fields. I miss the holidays too.
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    4.5
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    4.0
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    5.0
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    4.0
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    5.0
    Taryn Duncan Reviewed by Taryn Duncan February 26, 2015
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    Wits University

    As a proud Witsie I can confidently say that Wits is the best university in Johannesburg and definitely in the top 3 in South Africa. The shortfalls of Wits, like most educational institutions, is their admin. Knowing which department to go to is the first trick and then visiting when there is someone competent to help you is another...
    Obviously this is a generalization and there are some fantastic staff working at the University. The lecturers are outstanding and experts in their fields. I miss the holidays too.

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    Excellent IT courses offered by witwatersrand highly recommend it.Who can challenge witwatersrand as the Tertiary institution with the best view? But never-mind that, from the excellent facilities for out of town students (and yes, out of country students too) witwatersrand must surely rank as the premier destination for those wishing to gain that degree in style.
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    4.0
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    4.0
    James Cameron Reviewed by James Cameron December 18, 2014
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    Witwatersrand

    Excellent IT courses offered by witwatersrand highly recommend it.Who can challenge witwatersrand as the Tertiary institution with the best view? But never-mind that, from the excellent facilities for out of town students (and yes, out of country students too) witwatersrand must surely rank as the premier destination for those wishing to gain that degree in style.

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    Parking for students is ridiculous. Improved parking facilities and more space for student parking is needed. The institution itself is quite commendable. Teaching staff are highly trained and the campus boasts beautiful grounds
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    3.5
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    2.0
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    3.0
    Samir Reviewed by Samir November 18, 2014
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    Student Parking

    Parking for students is ridiculous. Improved parking facilities and more space for student parking is needed. The institution itself is quite commendable. Teaching staff are highly trained and the campus boasts beautiful grounds

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    I spent many years on this campus and they were amazing. Today the campus has security gates and walls protecting the entire campus. Wits has also lost a lot of ground and is not regarded as highly as it used to be.
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    4.0
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    3.0
    Jonathan Levin Reviewed by Jonathan Levin October 24, 2014
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    Used to be...

    I spent many years on this campus and they were amazing. Today the campus has security gates and walls protecting the entire campus. Wits has also lost a lot of ground and is not regarded as highly as it used to be.

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    the one and only University in SA is the best
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
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    5.0
    Ansie Botes Reviewed by Ansie Botes April 02, 2014
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    University of the Witwatersrand

    the one and only University in SA is the best

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    Wits is one of the best Universities in SA
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    4.3
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    3.0
    Andrea Girling Reviewed by Andrea Girling October 08, 2013
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    Wits is one of the best Universities in Gauteng

    Wits is one of the best Universities in SA

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    We have had the best education that could be had anywhere in the world. My daughter is completing her Fine Arts degree this year and quite frankly, she will be able to further herself anywhere in the world thanks to Wits - superb!!
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    Theresa Green Reviewed by Theresa Green September 27, 2013
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    Best Education to Be Had In Africa

    We have had the best education that could be had anywhere in the world. My daughter is completing her Fine Arts degree this year and quite frankly, she will be able to further herself anywhere in the world thanks to Wits - superb!!

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