University of Cape Coast Ghana

3.8 out of 5 (1505 ratings / 1397 reviews) Cape Coast, Ghana
The University of Cape Coast is The University of Choice in Ghana. It is an equal opportunity university uniquely placed to provide quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education enterprise and business by employing modern technologies. The University constantly seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs. The institution continues to expand its existing highly qualified academic and administrative staff, offering a conducive environment that motivates them to position the University to respond effectively to the developmental needs of a changing world.

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The University of Cape Coast is one of the rare sea front universities in the world. It was established in October, 1962 as a University College and placed in a special relationship with the University of Ghana, Legon.

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Student services

The University of Cape Coast has several services available to postgraduate students. These are available from a variety of sources including the Government, the University, and Private sources. They include accommodation, library, healthcare, international students support, counseling and scholarships/financial aid. There are other facilities for recreational and sporting activities.

Housing services

The University of Cape Coast has a general policy of providing accommodation for all undergraduate freshmen. Your admission will therefore come with a Hall of affiliation and the required fee for your accommodation. After the first year, students are not guaranteed accommodation in the University’s Halls of Residence. However, there are several private hostels within walking distances from the university. You are therefore encouraged to make arrangements to rent one of those after your first year.

Student Reviews

UCC Sandwich Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The sandwich programmes are non-residential, and students outside Cape Coast are responsible for securing their own accommodation on campus. The time frame for the programme is short and as such online classes are organized on the student portal before face-to-face lessons follows alongside quizs and examination.

Difficult times to be educated in my village
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I was a part time student who work and the same time go to school and I think I couldn’t cope with the time used by our facilitator to teach all the eight subjects within 24 hours in two days and also the cost of tuition fees was a problem but the good aspects was that ,we had opportunity to be educated than our peers

Student-centered university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying at University of Cape Coast makes students more confident and are able to fit into the world of work. Learning is more student centered and the lecturers are very friendly and supportive.

Cape Coast, Central, Ghana


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