University of Nairobi

country rank  1
world rank  1071

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University Overview

Established in 1970, University of Nairobi is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Nairobi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, Kisumu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, University of Nairobi (UoN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Nairobi (UoN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 49 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Kenyan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym UoN
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1956
Motto Unitate et Labore
In Unity and Work
Colours Sky blue

University Location

Address PO Box 30197
Nairobi (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
00100 Nairobi
Kenya
T +254 (20) 318 262
F +254 (20) 212 644
Other locations Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, Kisumu

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office Harry Thuku Road
Nairobi 00100
+254 (20) 318262
(20) 40144

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range over-5,000
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Nairobi's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Commission for University Education, Kenya

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 February 2019