THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA was founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, for the purpose of providing for and promoting university education, learning and research. With a current student population of about 29754 (representing male/female ratio of about 2:1) the University of Ghana is the oldest and largest of the six public Universities in Ghana. Breakdown in terms of programmes are as follows: Post-Graduate students – 1,816; Bachelors’ Degrees – 26,154; Sub-Degrees – 1,784. International students currently enrolled in the University are also 1142. Senior Members engaged in research and teaching number 865.
The campus of the University lies about 13 kilometres north-east of Accra, the capital of Ghana, at an altitude of between 300 and 400 feet. From the Main University Gate on the Dodowa Road, the University Avenue extends to Commonwealth Hall on Legon Hill.