University of Liberia

country rank  1
world rank  10411

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University Overview

Founded in 1951, University of Liberia is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Monrovia (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Montserrado. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Fendall. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Liberia, University of Liberia (UL) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Liberia (UL) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 69 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Liberian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution.

University Identity

Acronym UL
Founded 1951 Origins date back to 1862
Motto Lux ex tenebris
Light out of darkness

University Location

Address Capitol Hill
Monrovia (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
9020 Montserrado
T +231 6422304
F +231
Other locations Fendall

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office Capitol Hill
Monrovia 9020
+231 6522979

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Liberia's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Liberia

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020