Gretsa University

country rank  54
world rank  11505

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University Overview

Founded in 2006, Gretsa University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Thika (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Kiambu. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission for University Education, Kenya, Gretsa University (GU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Gretsa University (GU) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 13 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Kenyan higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym GU
Founded 2006
Motto Education for the real world
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address Opp Engen Petrol Station, Garissa Road; PO Box 3
Thika (population range: 50,000-249,999)
01000 Kiambu
T +254 (67) 20040/1
F +254 (67) 21499

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
Not reported

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 60-70%
Admission Office PO BOX 3 - 0100
Thika 01000
+254 (20) 2308997/8
(67) 20040/41

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Commission for University Education, Kenya

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Errors and Update

Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019