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Accreditation

The University of Liberia is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Republic of Liberia, West Africa.

Transfers

Students who want to transfer credits to the University of Liberia, should check with the UL Registrar's Office before applying for accreditation.

 

 
 
 
 

About The University of Liberia

History of the University

The University of Liberia was established in 1862 as Liberia College and became a University in 1951. UL as the oldest degree-granting institution in West Africa - has trained leaders of state, church, industry, and commerce for Liberia and other African countries. During Africa's colonial period, the university provided higher education for many Africans for whom such education was unavailable in the colonies, and continued during postcolonial times.

Liberia College was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of Liberia in
December, 1851. The cornerstone for the first building, financed by the
Trustees of Donations for Education in Liberia, was laid on January 25,
1858. Consequently, in 1951, the Legislature of the Republic chartered the
University of Liberia. The Charter granted the University of Liberia by the
Legislature merged its constituent elements: Liberia college (by then, the
Liberal & Fine Arts College) and the William V.S. Tub man Teachers College.

Academic year

Classes from March to December

University level studies:

University level first stage: Bachelor's Degree:
The first stage lasts for four years and leads to the award of the Bachelor's Degree. The curricular structure generally provides for the first two years to include basic and general courses, such as English, introductory Physical and Social Sciences, Physical Education and general Mathematics. This is followed by courses in the student's area of specialization. The degree of Bachelor of Laws is awarded after three years of specialization.

University level second stage: Master's Degree:
A second stage leads to the Master of Science Degree, awarded by the University of Liberia after two years' graduate study. In Medicine, the Doctorate is conferred after seven years of study.

Grading System

       
A
4.0
90 - 100%
Excellent
B
3.0
80 - 80%
Good
C
2.0
70 - 79%
Fair
D
1.0
60 - 69%
Poor
F
0.0
0-59%
Failure
       

Language of instruction: English.

Institutes

  • Institute for Population Studies
  • Institue for Research
  • Kofi A. Annan Center for Conflict Transformation
  • Center for Millennium Development Goals

General Information

University of Liberia
P.O. Box 9020
Monrovia
Liberia, west Africa

  • Tel: 231-6-422-304 (President)
  • Tel: 231-6-510-603 (Academic Affairs)
  • Tel: 231-6-842-718 (International Programs)

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about LU

 
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