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Rivers State University

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Founded in 1980, the 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. This institution also has branch campuses in Emouha, Ahoada, Etche and Sakpenwa. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, Rivers State University (RSU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. Rivers State University (RSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 44-year-old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this Nigerian higher education organization an extremely 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, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Rivers State University's Control Typepublic


Rivers State University's Entity Typenon-profit


Rivers State University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Rivers State University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Acronym RSU
Founded 1980 Origins date back to 1972
Motto Excellence and Creativity
Colours Blue, green and white
Mascot Science Wheels
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official Rivers State University general video presentation.

University Location

Address Ikwerre Road, Nkoplu Oroworukwo, Private Mailbox 5080, Nkpoku Oroworukwo
Port Harcourt
Rivers State University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Rivers State University Phone Number +234 (709) 541 5002
Rivers State University Fax Number +234 803 312 6790
Other locations Emouha, Ahoada, Etche and Sakpenwa

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Rivers State University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Rivers State University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Rivers State University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Rivers State University.

Rivers State University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Rivers State University's admission information.

Rivers State University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Rivers State University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Rivers State University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Rivers State University's acceptance rate range is 10-19% making this institution an extremely selective higher education institution.

Rivers State University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Rivers State University has the same admission requirements for international students.

Rivers State University's Admission Office Admission Office

Office of the Registrar, Rivers State University,
Port Harcourt PMB 5080
(810) 444 4411

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Rivers State University.

Rivers State University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Rivers State University has an enrollment range of 40,000-44,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Rivers State University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

Rivers State University's Control Type Control Type

Rivers State University is a public higher education institution.

Rivers State University's Entity Type Entity Type

Rivers State University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Rivers State University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Rivers State University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Rivers State University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Rivers State University's main facilities:

Rivers State University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Rivers State University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Rivers State University provides the following housing offerings:

  • Single-sex dormitories
  • In-campus student accommodation

Rivers State University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Rivers State University sport facilities and activities include:

  • Lawn Tennis
  • Basket Ball
  • Football
  • Football ground(s)
  • Basketball court(s)

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Rivers State University's main services:

Rivers State University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Rivers State University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

Rivers State University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Rivers State University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Rivers State University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Rivers State University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Rivers State University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: National Universities Commission of Nigeria

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Rivers State University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized 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


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Rivers State University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Rivers State University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Rivers State University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Rivers State University's Facebook page Rivers State University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Rivers State University's X (formerly Twitter) page Rivers State University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Rivers State University's YouTube channel Rivers State University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram


LinkedIn LinkedIn

Rivers State University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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