University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi Ranking

country rank: 1
world rank: 953

University Overview

The University of Nairobi ranking, founded in 1970, is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in Nairobi’s urban setting (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, and Kisumu are all localities where this university maintains a branch campus. The University of Nairobi ranking (UoN) is a big (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Kenyan higher education institution that is officially accredited by the Commission for University Education of Kenya. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Nairobi (UoN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctorate degrees. For more information, see the degree levels and areas of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This Kenyan higher-education school, which has been around for 50 years, has a selective admittance policy based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. University of Nairobi acceptance rate is between 40 and 50 percent and it is a moderately selective university. Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply. Students can take advantage of a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial aid and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and remote learning possibilities, as well as administrative services at the University of Nebraska.

University of Nairobi Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Nairobi
Acronym UoN
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1956
Motto Unitate et Labore In Unity and Work
Colours Sky blue

University Location

Address PO Box 30197 Nairobi 00100 Nairobi Kenya
Tel +254 (20) 318 262
Fax +254 (20) 212 644
Other locations Kikuyu, Parklands, Lower Kabete, Upper Kabete, Chiromo, Kisumu

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

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 Harry Thuku Road Nairobi 00100 (20) 318262 (20) 40144

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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