University of Lagos

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world rank  2722

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University Overview

Founded in 1962, 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 branch campuses in the following locations: Idi-Araba, Yaba. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, University of Lagos (UNILAG) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 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 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 58 years old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Nigerian higher education organization a most 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.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UNILAG
Founded 1962
Motto In deed and in truth
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address Akoka, Yaba
Lagos
101017 Lagos
Nigeria
Tel +234 (1) 280 2439
Fax +234 (1) 493 2667
Other locations Idi-Araba, Yaba

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
International
students
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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office University of lagos, Akoka
Yaba 101017
(1) 7346354234

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
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 University of Lagos's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission of Nigeria


Year of first Accreditation

1990


Other Specialized or Programmatic 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

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)
  • National University Commission (NUC)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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