University of The Bahamas

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world rank  6091

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University Overview

Founded in 1974, University of The Bahamas is a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Nassau (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Grand Bahama, San Salvador, Exuma. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Bahamas, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of The Bahamas (UB) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 44 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym UB
Founded 1974
Motto Knowledge, Truth, Integrity
Colours Pink, orange, brown, yellow and gold

University Location

Address University Boulevard, PO Box N 4912
Nassau (population range: 250,000-499,999)

T +1 (242) 302 4300
F +1 (242) 326 7834
Other locations Grand Bahama, San Salvador, Exuma

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Int'l student 12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Portia Smith Student Services Centre, 2nd Floor, Rm 201; PO Box 4912
+1 (242) 302 4377

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 300-399
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Not reported
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, Bahamas

Year of first Accreditation


  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions (ACTI)
  • Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL)
  • Caribbean Association

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 9 October 2018