Lagos State University: Statistics

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#2857 of 14,131 In the World
#58 of 1,104 In Africa
#10 of 157 In Nigeria
#463 of 1,172 For Family medicine
Top50% For 9 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate25%
Admissions RequirementsUniversities Matriculation Examination (UME) following secondary school education, or direct entry for holders of the Higher School Certificate (General Certificate of Education, Advanced ('A') Level)
Academic CalendarSeptember to July

We've calculated the 25% acceptance rate for Lagos State University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Lagos State University has published 2,908 scientific papers with 30,756 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Business, Environmental Science, Economics, Demography, Psychology, Chemistry, and Pediatrics.


Lagos State University majors

by publication & citation count

1,300 / 17,391
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
670 / 3,981
566 / 10,066
279 / 1,114
Environmental Science
277 / 2,591
267 / 1,189
241 / 2,927
210 / 4,130
200 / 3,294
187 / 3,202
Public Health
185 / 3,922
Political Science
165 / 312
Family medicine
159 / 2,591
145 / 1,155
Development Studies
142 / 619
Health Science
132 / 2,307
125 / 1,228
115 / 1,167
Healthcare Management (MHA)
111 / 1,129
104 / 182
Computer Science
97 / 1,660
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
95 / 1,778
Geography and Cartography
73 / 170
72 / 1,540
Nutrition and Food Science
67 / 949
63 / 802
59 / 2,087
58 / 1,453
55 / 1,195
Oncology and Cancer research
52 / 453
52 / 317
51 / 1,063
49 / 66
Environmental Management
47 / 429
Political Economy
47 / 96
46 / 639
46 / 277
Clinical Psychology
45 / 688
Public Policy / Administration
44 / 61
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
43 / 607

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 62
1992 11 97
1993 4 77
1994 7 98
1995 4 86
1996 11 84
1997 7 80
1998 10 79
1999 7 83
2000 9 73
2001 9 89
2002 18 84
2003 21 136
2004 34 193
2005 53 195
2006 43 277
2007 52 410
2008 69 466
2009 100 691
2010 112 1052
2011 119 1460
2012 198 1814
2013 222 2161
2014 233 2707
2015 196 2872
2016 221 2707
2017 283 2632
2018 315 2738
2019 262 3309
2020 396 4029
2021 410 5132
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Lagos State University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Master's Degree African Languages, Anatomy, Arabic, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Fishery, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Human Resources, Islamic Studies, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Occupational Therapy, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Sports Management, Theatre, Transport and Communications, Zoology
Doctor of Philosophy African Languages, Anatomy, Arabic, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Electronic Engineering, Fishery, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Islamic Studies, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Physics, Physiology, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Sociology, Theatre, Zoology

Lagos State University alumni

  1. Wizkid

    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1990-.. (age 33)

    Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. A prominent figure in the modern-day Afrobeats music scene, Wizkid is regarded as one of the biggest and most influential African artists of all time. He began recording music at the age of 11 and released a collaborative album with the Glorious Five (5), a group he and a couple of his church friends formed. In 2009, Wizkid signed a record deal with Banky W's Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He later rose to the limelight after releasing "Holla at Your Boy", the lead single from his debut studio album, Superstar (2011), which also spawned the singles "Tease Me/Bad Guys" and "Don't Dull".

  2. Desmond Elliot

    Desmond Elliot
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1974-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Lagos State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in economics
    politicianfilm directoractor

    Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian director, and politician He was elected as a lawmaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Surulere Constituency, in the 11 April 2015 Nigerian General Elections. Elliot competed to become the ambassador for the Face of Hope Project, a "volunteer-based non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization established to give hope to the hopeless", in which he will work toward fixing "child illiteracy in Nigeria and Africa at large" should he emerge. He won best supporting actor in a drama at the 2nd Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and was nominated for best supporting actor at the 10th Africa Movie Academy Awards.

  3. Ada Ogochukwu Ehi

    Ada Ogochukwu Ehi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1987-.. (age 36)
    Enrolled in Lagos State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    media personalitysingersongwriterrecording artist

    Ada Ogochukwu Ehi, also simply known by her stage name Ada, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter, recording and performing artist. She started her musical career at the age of 10 as a backup singer for child star Tosin Jegede. Since she professionally started her music career under Loveworld Records in 2009, she has increasingly gained local and international popularity through her songs and music videos.

  4. Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha

    Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1980-.. (age 43)

    Chioma Chukwuka// is a Nigerian actress, director and movie producer. In 2007, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for "Best Actress in a leading role" for her performance in the movie "Sins of the flesh", and the Afro Hollywood award for best actress in a lead role in 2010.

All 22 notable alumni

Lagos State University faculties and divisions

Centre : Environment and Science Education Environmental Studies, Science Education
College : Medicine Medicine, Surgery
Faculty : Arts African Languages, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Christian Religious Studies, Communication Arts, English, French, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Education Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Health Education, Physical Education
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Polymer and Plastics Technology
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Management Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Labour and Industrial Relations, Management, Public Administration
Faculty : Science Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Fishery, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology
Faculty : Social Science Economics, Geography, Political Sciences, Sociology
School : Communication Communication Studies, Mass Communication
School : Postgraduate Studies Administrative Law, Advertising and Publicity, African Languages, Anatomy, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Commercial Law, Communication Studies, Community Health, Computer Education, Computer Engineering, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Foreign Languages Education, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Geography, Health Administration, Health Education, History, Human Resources, International Business, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Islamic Law, Journalism, Labour and Industrial Relations, Labour Law, Management, Maritime Law, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Occupational Health, Parks and Recreation, Pathology, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Polymer and Plastics Technology, Public Administration, Public Health, Public Relations, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Regional Planning, Science Education, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Technology Education, Tourism, Town Planning, Transport and Communications, Zoology

General information

Alternative names LASU
Founded 1983
Accreditation National Universities Commission; Council for Legal Education in Nigeria; Medical and Dental Council in Nigeria; Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
Motto Per la verità e di servizio
For Truth and Service

Location and contacts

Address PMB 01
Ojo, Lagos State
City population 609,000

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