University of Nairobi

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world rank  946

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University Overview

Established in 1970, University of Nairobi is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Nairobi (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, Kisumu. Officially recognized by the Commission for University Education of Kenya, University of Nairobi (UoN) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Kenyan higher education institution. University of Nairobi (UoN) 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 50 years old Kenyan higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Kenyan higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UoN 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 UoN
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1956
Motto Unitate et Labore
In Unity and Work
Colours Sky blue

University Location

Address PO Box 30197
Nairobi
00100 Nairobi
Kenya
Tel +254 (20) 318 262
Fax +254 (20) 212 644
Other locations Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, Kisumu

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
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 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 40-50%
Admission Office Harry Thuku Road
Nairobi 00100
(20) 318262
(20) 40144

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
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 Nairobi'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)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021