Reykjavík University

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world rank  2958

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University Overview

Established in 1998, Háskólinn í Reykjavík (Reykjavík University) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Reykjavík (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Capital Region. Officially recognized by the Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið (Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland), Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Icelandic higher education institution. Háskólinn í Reykjavík (RU) 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 22 years old Icelandic 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 Icelandic higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym RU
Founded 1998
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Menntavegur 1
101 Capital Region
Tel +354 599 6200
Fax +354 599 6201

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 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 Menntavegur 1
Reykjavík 101
599 6200

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

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Institutional Accreditation

Mennta- og menningarmálaráðuneytið

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • APM
  • EFMD Programme Accreditation System (EPAS)

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Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2020