Rift Valley University

country rank  8
world rank  9397

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University Overview

Founded in 2000, Rift Valley University is a private higher-education institution located in the large metropolis of Addis Ababa (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Oromia Region. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Abichu, Adama, Ambo, Asella, Bahir Dar, Bale Robe, Batu, Bishoftu, Bole, Burayu, Chafe, Chiro, Dambi Dollo, Dire Dawa, Dire Gefersa, Gelan, Gotera, Gullele, Harar, Hawasa, Hossana, Jigjiga, Jimma, Kality, Kemise, Lancha, Lebu Lafto, Lega Tafo. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia, Rift Valley University (RVU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Ethiopian higher education institution. Rift Valley University (RVU) 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 20 years old Ethiopian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. RVU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name ሪፍት ቫሊ ዩኒቨርስቲ
Acronym RVU
Founded 2000
Motto Excellence for Developmemt!
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address
Addis Ababa
121959 Oromia Region
Ethiopia
Tel +251 930 470 877
Fax +251 (11) 470 9985
Other locations Abichu, Adama, Ambo, Asella, Bahir Dar, Bale Robe, Batu, Bishoftu, Bole, Burayu, Chafe, Chiro, Dambi Dollo, Dire Dawa, Dire Gefersa, Gelan, Gotera, Gullele, Harar, Hawasa, Hossana, Jigjiga, Jimma, Kality, Kemise, Lancha, Lebu Lafto, Lega Tafo

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
Not reported Not reported
International
students
Not reported Not reported

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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
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office
121959


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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rift Valley University's Library
Housing Not reported
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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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Ethiopia


Year of first Accreditation

2014


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education Relevance and Quality Agency (HERQA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021