University of Lagos

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world rank  889

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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 metropolis of Lagos (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Idi-Araba, Yaba. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, University of Lagos (UNILAG) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old 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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Akoka, Yaba
Lagos (population range: over 5,000,000)
101017 Lagos
T +234 (1) 280 2439
F +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
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 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 entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office University of lagos, Akoka
Yaba 101017
+234 (1) 7346354234

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
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


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

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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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020