University of Professional Studies, Accra

country rank  14
world rank  8924

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University Overview

Founded in 1965, University of Professional Studies, Accra is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Accra (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Greater Accra. Officially recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board of Ghana), University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Ghanaian higher education institution. University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 55 years old Ghanaian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Ghanaian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPSA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UPSA
Founded 1965
Motto Scholarship with Professionalism
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address East legon; PO Box LG 149
Accra
Greater Accra
Ghana
Tel +233 (303) 500 171
Fax +233 (302) 501 174

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

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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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office Room 7, North Wing Central Administration Block, UPSA-East Legon
Accra
(303) 937 544

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Professional Studies, Accra's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

National Accreditation Board, Ghana


Year of first Accreditation

1978


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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