University of Ghana

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world rank  1145

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University Overview

Established in 1948, University of Ghana is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Legon (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Greater Accra. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Korle-Bu, Accra City. Officially recognized by the National Accreditation Board, Ghana (National Accreditation Board of Ghana), University of Ghana (UG) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Ghanaian higher education institution. University of Ghana (UG) 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 72 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 30-40% making this Ghanaian higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UG 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 UG
Founded 1948
Motto Integri Procedamus
Proceed with Integrity
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address PO Box LG25
Legon
00233 Greater Accra
Ghana
Tel +233 (21) 500 381
Fax +233 (21) 500 263
Other locations Korle-Bu, Accra City

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 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 30-40%
Admission Office PO Box LG25
Legon
(302) 514 552

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
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 Ghana's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • League of World Universities (LWU)
  • Council for International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021