Addis Ababa University: Statistics

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#1195 of 14,131 In the World
#19 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 35 In Ethiopia
#1 of 5 In Addis Ababa
#35 of 1,008 For Veterinary
Top50% For 42 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
45,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
aau.edu.et
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
65%*

* Addis Ababa University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsPreparatory Programme certificate, or foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to July (September - February; February-July). Also Summer programme (July-August)
Enrollment45,000
Full time employee2,750
Student:staff ratio16:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
9,283
Citations
257,795

Addis Ababa University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
3,881 / 149,580
Biology
2,437 / 67,758
Environmental Science
2,246 / 56,953
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,918 / 91,932
Demography
1,203 / 86,127
Public Health
1,063 / 44,057
Chemistry
853 / 18,699
Geography and Cartography
803 / 16,223
Engineering
635 / 8,794
Veterinary
595 / 16,107
Economics
483 / 8,530
Business
417 / 7,057
Healthcare Management (MHA)
412 / 10,500
Geology
410 / 17,392
Agricultural Science
407 / 8,044
Psychology
401 / 12,050
Physics
380 / 4,982
Pediatrics
379 / 21,967
Ecology
379 / 9,898
Immunology
350 / 16,244
Environmental Management
339 / 7,976
Epidemiology
336 / 41,845
Computer Science
301 / 5,076
Political Science
295 / 1,715
Family medicine
277 / 5,438
Surgery
270 / 4,469
Materials Science
265 / 3,872
Hydrology and Water resources management
253 / 8,072
Development Studies
252 / 5,683
Health Science
247 / 3,898
Forestry
245 / 7,224
Virology
232 / 6,293
Botany
231 / 7,343
Psychiatry
173 / 8,617
Microbiology
171 / 5,446
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
167 / 2,720
Earth science and Geophysics
159 / 8,587
Petrology and Geochemistry
158 / 5,758
Nutrition and Food Science
152 / 3,004
Mathematics
139 / 1,485

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 68 207
1992 50 202
1993 69 294
1994 70 362
1995 63 389
1996 73 440
1997 91 471
1998 81 613
1999 108 792
2000 88 839
2001 112 1046
2002 143 1311
2003 101 1621
2004 136 1885
2005 167 2319
2006 191 3129
2007 252 3747
2008 207 4463
2009 238 5678
2010 284 6869
2011 360 8237
2012 374 9522
2013 448 11624
2014 556 14700
2015 590 16571
2016 604 19137
2017 755 23535
2018 841 25912
2019 973 32667
2020 1158 42651
2021 1361 50925

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $500$1,750
International students $500$3,750

Addis Ababa University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++
Bachelor's Degree Animal Husbandry, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Physics, Veterinary Science
Master's Degree African Languages, Agriculture, Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Anthropology, Automation and Control Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Cardiology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Food Science, Food Technology, Genetics, Geography, Geological Engineering, Geophysics, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Linguistics, Management, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Paleontology, Philosophy, Physics, Power Engineering, Psychology, Public Health, Railway Engineering, Road Engineering, Sociology, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Town Planning, Veterinary Science, Water Management, Zoology
Doctorate African Languages, Agriculture, Anatomy, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Education, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Food Technology, Genetics, Geological Engineering, History, Hydraulic Engineering, Information Technology, Landscape Architecture, Linguistics, Management, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Software Engineering, Sports, Statistics, Thermal Engineering, Veterinary Science, Water Science, Zoology

Addis Ababa University alumni

  1. Abiy Ahmed Ali

    Abiy Ahmed Ali
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Abiy Ahmed Ali is an Ethiopian politician who has been the 4th prime minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since 2 April 2018. He was the third chairman of the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) that governed Ethiopia for 28 years and the first Oromo in that position. Abiy is an elected member of the Ethiopian parliament, and was a member of the Oromo Democratic Party (ODP), one of the then four coalition parties of the EPRDF, until its rule ceased in 2019 and he formed his own party, the Prosperity Party. He won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in ending the 20-year post-war territorial stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

  2. Isaias Afwerki

    Isaias Afwerki
    Born in
    Eritrea Flag Eritrea
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politiciandictator
    Biography

    Isaias Afwerki is an Eritrean politician who has been the president of Eritrea since shortly after he led the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) to victory in May 1991, ending the 30-year-old war for independence from Ethiopia.

  3. Meles Zenawi

    Meles Zenawi
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1955-2012 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Meles Zenawi Asres was an Ethiopian soldier and politician who ruled Ethiopia as president from 1991 to 1995 and as prime minister from 1995 until his death in 2012.

  4. Hailemariam Desalegn

    Hailemariam Desalegn
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe is an Ethiopian politician who served as prime minister of Ethiopia from 2012 to 2018. He also previously served as deputy prime minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs under Prime Minister Meles Zenawi from 2010 to 2012. After Meles' death in August 2012, Hailemariam succeeded him as prime minister, initially in an acting capacity. He was then elected as the chair of the EPRDF, the ruling party, on 15 September 2012. Hailemariam also served as the chairperson of the African Union from 2013 to 2014.

General info

Alternative names AAU
አዲስ አበባ ዩኒቨርሲቲ
Founded 1950
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Seek Wisdom, Elevate Your Intellect and Serve Humanity
Colors red, blue, yellow, white
Academic structure Faculty of Business and Economics
Centre of Research Training and Information for Women Development
Centre for Democratic Training and Research
College of Education
College of Social Sciences
Faculty of Informatics
Institute of Development Research
Affiliations and memberships Association of African Universities (AAU)
African Vertual University (AVU)
Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Location and Contacts

Address PO Box 1176
Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
City population 3,041,000
Phone +251 (11) 123 9800
Fax +251 (11) 123 9729

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