The University of the West Indies, Mona

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world rank  5094

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University Overview

Founded in 1948, The University of the West Indies, Mona is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Mona (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Saint Andrew. Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Jamaica, The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Jamaican higher education institution. The University of the West Indies, Mona (UWI) 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 Jamaican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UWI 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 UWI
Founded 1948
Motto Oriens Ex Occidente Lux
A Light Rising from the West
Colours Red

University Location

Address Mona Campus
Mona
Saint Andrew
Jamaica
Tel +1 (876) 927 1660
Fax +1 (876) 927 2765

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 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 Not reported
Admission Office University of the West Indies, Mona
Kingston 7
(876) 927 2779

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to The University of the West Indies, Mona's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Education of Jamaica


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021