Lukenya University

country rank  61
world rank  12037

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Founded in 2015, Lukenya University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the small town of Kambu (population range of under 2,500 inhabitants), Machakos. This institution also has a branch campus in Mtito Andei. Officially recognized by the Commission for University Education of Kenya, Lukenya University (LU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational Kenyan higher education institution. Lukenya University (LU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 4 years old Kenyan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this Kenyan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. LU 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

Acronym LU
Founded 2015
Motto Postera Crescam Laude
We grow in the esteem of future generations
Colours Green and golden yellow

University Location

Address PO Box 619
00204 Machakos
Tel +254 0790 444 000
Fax +254
Other locations Mtito Andei

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)
Not reported
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 50-60%
Admission Office The Lukenya University, PO Box 619
Athi River 00204

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021