Lagos State University: Statistics



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#3329 of 14,131 In the World
#77 of 1,104 In Africa
#13 of 157 In Nigeria
#744 of 1,244 For Political Economy
Top50% For 38 other topics
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Acceptance rate
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 4,370 scientific papers with 29,898 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Political Science, Law, Chemistry, Sociology, Engineering, and Computer Science.


Lagos State University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,482 / 13,786
2,446 / 21,391
2,331 / 18,555
Environmental Science
2,215 / 15,722
Political Science
1,664 / 9,432
1,589 / 9,331
1,586 / 13,759
1,470 / 8,011
1,311 / 8,225
Computer Science
1,261 / 9,125
1,214 / 9,111
1,168 / 9,661
1,155 / 6,949
1,153 / 5,802
1,135 / 10,212
1,105 / 6,935
1,103 / 4,343
Geography and Cartography
1,055 / 4,581
1,047 / 4,310
989 / 9,481
953 / 8,526
934 / 9,662
929 / 5,746
Organic Chemistry
897 / 8,771
Development Studies
806 / 5,754
Public Health
801 / 5,903
Quantum and Particle physics
749 / 3,434
722 / 2,801
706 / 3,053
680 / 4,535
673 / 7,190
643 / 2,788
628 / 6,367
609 / 7,594
Nutrition and Food Science
441 / 4,490
441 / 2,980
435 / 1,259
429 / 1,943
Machine Learning
420 / 2,739
Materials Science
410 / 2,414

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 10 21
1992 13 40
1993 6 42
1994 6 46
1995 4 51
1996 18 51
1997 6 50
1998 9 46
1999 8 55
2000 12 44
2001 8 62
2002 16 57
2003 23 76
2004 33 93
2005 43 111
2006 42 138
2007 44 231
2008 63 240
2009 72 363
2010 89 508
2011 83 667
2012 175 810
2013 214 948
2014 202 1192
2015 176 1327
2016 209 1427
2017 262 1464
2018 259 1612
2019 261 1957
2020 395 2517
2021 481 3608
2022 470 4417
2023 583 4707
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 34)

    Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. A prominent figure in the modern day Afrobeats music scene, he is regarded as one of the most commercially successful and most influential African recording artists of the 21st century.

  2. Desmond Elliot

    Desmond Elliot
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1974-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Lagos State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in economics
    actorfilm directorpolitician

    Desmond Oluwashola 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 37)
    Enrolled in Lagos State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    recording artistsongwritersingermedia personality

    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. Annie Macaulay–Idibia

    Annie Macaulay–Idibia
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1984-.. (age 40)
    beauty pageant contestantmodelpresenteractor

    Annie Macaulay–Idibia listen is a Nigerian model, presenter, and actress. She was nominated in the "Best Supporting Actress" category at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards.

All 29 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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