Wolaita Sodo University

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University Overview

Established in 2007, Wolaita Sodo University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Sodo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), SNNPR. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bodity, Areka, Humbo, Otona, Tercha. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Ethiopia, Wolaita Sodo University (WSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Wolaita Sodo University (WSU) 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 13 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Ethiopian higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name ወላይታ ሶዶ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Acronym WSU
Founded 2007
Motto Green, Clean and Competant
Colours Red

University Location

Address Wolaita zone
Sodo (population range: 50,000-249,999)
T +251 (46) 551 4417
F +251 (46) 551 5113
Other locations Bodity, Areka, Humbo, Otona, Tercha

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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 50-60%
Admission Office Wolaita zone
Soddo 138
+251 (46) 551 4417

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,000-2,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Wolaita Sodo University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education, Ethiopia

Year of first Accreditation


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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Thursday, 30 July 2020