University of the West Indies, Mona: Statistics

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#689 of 14,131 In the World
#23 of 1,756 In Latin America
#1 of 6 In Jamaica
#87 of 1,008 For Veterinary
Top50% For 106 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
49,092
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
mona.uwi.edu
Acceptance rate
57%*

* The University of the West Indies, Mona 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 RequirementsYes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Academic CalendarSemesters
Enrollment49,092
Full time employee650
Student:staff ratio76:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
16,724
Citations
397,053

University of the West Indies, Mona majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
5,926 / 186,022
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,381 / 96,889
Biology
3,420 / 103,477
Environmental Science
2,512 / 71,550
Demography
1,585 / 70,869
Business
1,477 / 30,796
Chemistry
1,411 / 37,789
Engineering
1,390 / 26,598
Psychology
1,216 / 36,281
Economics
1,062 / 15,425
Surgery
949 / 23,864
Computer Science
838 / 13,625
Political Science
806 / 3,871
Physics
780 / 19,738
Sociology
719 / 8,287
Ecology
700 / 26,108
Geography and Cartography
687 / 13,971
Public Health
620 / 35,858
Pediatrics
590 / 25,977
Health Science
514 / 15,824
Mathematics
509 / 7,374
Development Studies
497 / 8,277
Materials Science
476 / 11,548
Geology
467 / 12,128
Gerontology
418 / 30,725
Immunology
403 / 16,831
Art & Design
375 / 2,023
Botany
374 / 10,815
Healthcare Management (MHA)
344 / 6,642
Environmental Management
342 / 16,968
History
334 / 1,468
Family medicine
324 / 5,347
Anatomy and Physiology
320 / 9,074
Epidemiology
318 / 27,760
Pathology
316 / 6,472
Agricultural Science
314 / 5,698
Virology
290 / 12,826
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
272 / 5,432
Gender Studies
268 / 1,832
Education Majors
265 / 2,436

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 149 1793
1992 163 1885
1993 204 1830
1994 212 1979
1995 236 2133
1996 250 2449
1997 232 2574
1998 273 2985
1999 291 3334
2000 319 3858
2001 384 4371
2002 433 5266
2003 415 5753
2004 489 6743
2005 502 7889
2006 492 9521
2007 578 10854
2008 603 11667
2009 751 14108
2010 687 15620
2011 786 18101
2012 843 20653
2013 816 23431
2014 921 26428
2015 851 26233
2016 862 27517
2017 932 29620
2018 854 29725
2019 923 35822
2020 1133 42900
2021 1127 51055

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $3,750$3,750
International students $16,250$16,250

The University of the West Indies, Mona 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 ++++

University of the West Indies, Mona alumni

  1. Derek Walcott

    Derek Walcott
    Years
    1930-2017 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    poetplaywrightwriterauthorprosaist
    Biography

    Sir Derek Alton Walcott was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement." In addition to winning the Nobel Prize, Walcott received many literary awards over the course of his career, including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play Dream on Monkey Mountain, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Queen's Medal for Poetry, the inaugural OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry White Egrets and the Griffin Trust For Excellence in Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award in 2015.

  2. Andrew Holness

    Andrew Holness
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew Michael Holness, is a Jamaican politician who has been the Prime Minister of Jamaica since 3 March 2016, following the 2016 Jamaican general election. Holness previously served as prime minister from October 2011 to 5 January 2012. He succeeded Bruce Golding as prime minister, and decided to go to the polls in the 29 December 2011 general election in an attempt to get his own mandate from the Jamaican electorate. He failed in that bid, however, losing to the People's National Party led by Portia Simpson-Miller, with the PNP gaining 42 seats to the Jamaica Labour Party's 21. Following that defeat, Holness served as Leader of the Opposition from January 2012 to March 2016, when he once again assumed the position of prime minister. In 2020, The Labour Party won a landslide in another general election, and on 7 September Holness was sworn in for another term as prime minister.

  3. Imran Nazar Hosein

    Imran Nazar Hosein
    Born in
    Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    philosopherschool teacherwriterIslamic scholar
    Biography

    Imran Nazar Hosein is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian Islamic scholar, author and philosopher, who specializes in Islamic eschatology, world politics, economics, and modern socio-economic/political issues. He is the author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an and other books.

  4. Marlon James

    Marlon James
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Marlon James is a Jamaican writer. He is the author of five novels: John Crow's Devil (2005), The Book of Night Women (2009), A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014), winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019), and Moon Witch, Spider King (2022). Now living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the U.S., James teaches literature at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a faculty lecturer at St. Francis College's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing.

General info

Alternative names UWI
Founded 1948
Accreditation Ministry of Education of Jamaica
Motto Oriens Ex Occidente Lux
A Light Rising from the West
Colors red
Academic structure Faculty of Humanities and Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty of Social Sciences
Affiliations and memberships Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Location and Contacts

Address Mona Campus
Mona, Saint Andrew
Jamaica
Phone +1 (876) 927 1660
Fax +1 (876) 927 2765

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