USIU In Nairobi

United States International University (USIU) is a private, independent, non-profit university located on 120 acres of land in Kasarani, Nairobi. The University’s mission includes a strong commitment to providing students with global understanding and a multicultural perspective, through its formal curricula and the experiences of studying, working, and living cooperatively in a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse environment.

USIU enrols over 4,700 students who come from more than 46 countries. Over ten percent of total enrolments are international students.

A majority of USIU’s full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees and are in the classroom teaching, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University offers bachelors’ and master’s degree programs through its School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Business Administration and its School of Science and Technology. 

USIU is accredited in Kenya by the Commission for Higher Education (CHE). USIU is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

For additional information please contact:
Commission for Higher Education
Red Hill Rd, off Limuru Rd, Gigiri
P. O. Box 54999-00200
Nairobi, Kenya

Accrediting Commission for Senior
Colleges and Universities
Western Association of Schools
and Colleges (WASC)
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, California 94501 USA

The USIU campus lies 15kms outside Nairobi city centre. Nairobi is the commercial, intellectual, cultural, and recreational hub of East Africa. Just south of the equator, tropical Nairobi basks in the sun almost all year long and isknown as the “City in the Sun.” 

Students attending USIU have a wide range of opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The superb Kenya Museum in the Westlands suburb is a good place to start.

Through special “Know Kenya” courses and exhibits, a student coming from abroad can have a unique introduction to the richness of Kenya and its cultures.

From the wild game parks of Maasai Mara to the exquisite marine parks in the Indian Ocean, from the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya to the important prehistoric archaeological sites of Kobi Fora on Lake Turkana, Kenya offers the curious and adventurous student a myriad of experiences. 

The campus was designed to blend with the local environment and culture. Bougainvillea and Jacaranda trees frame the red tile roofed classrooms and computer laboratories. Classrooms are equipped with e-learning technology; an auditorium which can hold up to 500; a three-storey library; a cafeteria; a double-winged administration building, health centre and hostel facilities are some of the main features of the campus. 

Between classes, students gather at the indoor recreation centre for weight training, aerobics, games, television, and socializing. Transportation is provided to connect the campus and downtown Nairobi. Public transportation is also available.