Umma University

country rank  51
world rank  11025

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University Overview

Founded in 2013, Umma University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Kajiado (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Thika Campus. Officially recognized by the Commission for University Education of Kenya, Umma University (UU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational Kenyan higher education institution formally affiliated with the Islamic religion. Umma University (UU) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 7 years old Kenyan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Kenyan higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym UU
Founded 2013
Motto Fostering Knowledge and Innovation
Colours Light blue, green and dark blue

University Location

Address PO Box 713
01100 Kajiado
Tel +254 739 969 000
Fax +254
Other locations Thika Campus

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office PO Box 713
Kajiado 01100
739 969 020
(739) 969 000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Islamic Islamic

Facilities and Services

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

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

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