Rivers State University

country rank  6
world rank  3509

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Founded in 1980, Rivers State University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Port Harcourt (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Rivers. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, Rivers State University (RSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. Rivers State University (RSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 40 years old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Nigerian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. RSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym RSU
Founded 1980 Origins date back to 1972
Motto Excellence and Creativity
Colours Blue, green and white

University Location

Address Ikwerre Road, Nkoplu Oroworukwo, Private Mailbox 5080, Nkpoku Oroworukwo
Port Harcourt
Tel +234 (709) 541 5002
Fax +234 803 312 6790

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Office of the Registrar, Rivers State University,
Port Harcourt
(803) 3126790

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rivers State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission of Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON)
  • Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC)
  • Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON)

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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