The University of Pretoria is the largest residential university in South Africa. It has more than 50 000 full-time and part-time students. The university has a diverse student population which is representative of all South Africa's cultural and racial backgrounds.
The undergraduate students comprise more than 70% of the total contact students.
The University teaches in two languages (English and Afrikaans) and also uses Sepedi as a language of communication.
The University of Pretoria's undergraduate academic programmes cover a wide spectrum of disciplines including Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as Natural Sciences, Engineering and Life Sciences. The University's academic structure is arranged into nine faculties. These faculties are: Economic and Management Sciences; Eduaction; Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology; Health Sciences; Humanities; Law; Natural and Agriculltural Sciences; Veterinary Science; and Theology. Overall the University offers approximately 350 undergraduate study programmes.