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University of Lagos

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Founded in 1962, the University of Lagos is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Lagos (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution also has a branch campus in Idi-Araba and Yaba. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, University of Lagos (UNILAG) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. University of Lagos (UNILAG) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), 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 62-year-old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. 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. UNILAG 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.

University Snapshot


University of Lagos's Control Typepublic


University of Lagos's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Lagos' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


University of Lagos's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateextremely selective

University Identity

Acronym UNILAG
Founded 1962
Motto In deed and in truth
Colours Maroon and gold
Mascot Kaddi Crab
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University Location

Address Akoka, Yaba
101017 Lagos
University of Lagos's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Lagos Phone Number +234 (1) 280 2439
University of Lagos Fax Number +234 (1) 493 2667
Other locations Idi-Araba and Yaba

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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 University of Lagos'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 University of Lagos'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 University of Lagos'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 University of Lagos.

University of Lagos: 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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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Lagos's admission information.

University of Lagos's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Lagos's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Lagos a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

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

University of Lagos's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

University of Lagos's Admission Office Admission Office

University of lagos, Akoka
Yaba 101017
(1) 7346354234

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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 University of Lagos.

University of Lagos's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Lagos has an enrollment range of 35,000-39,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

University of Lagos's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

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

University of Lagos's Control Type Control Type

University of Lagos is a public higher education institution.

University of Lagos's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Lagos is a non-profit higher education institution.

University of Lagos's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

University of Lagos's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Lagos does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

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

University of Lagos's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

University of Lagos's Housing University Housing

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

University of Lagos's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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

University Services

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

University of Lagos's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University of Lagos's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Lagos's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

University of Lagos's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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

University of Lagos'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.

University of Lagos's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Lagos 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 University of Lagos's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC)
  • Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN)
  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON)
  • Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN)
  • Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
  • Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN)
  • Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN)
  • Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Nursing & Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)
  • Medical Rehabilitation Therapists (Registration) Board of Nigeria (MRTB)
  • Town Planners Registration Council of Nigeria (TOPREC)
  • Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria (ESVARBON)
  • Surveyors Registration Council of Nigeria (SURCON)

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Memberships and Affiliations


University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons... read our article about university affiliations and memberships to learn more.

Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Lagos'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)
  • National University Commission (NUC)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

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 University of Lagos 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

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

Facebook Facebook

University of Lagos's Facebook page University of Lagos's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Lagos's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Lagos's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Lagos's YouTube channel University of Lagos's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Lagos's Instagram page University of Lagos's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Lagos's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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