Afe Babalola University

country rank  15
world rank  5970

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University Overview

Established in 2009, Afe Babalola University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Ado-Ekiti (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Ekiti. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 13 years old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Nigerian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ABUAD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym ABUAD
Founded 2009
Motto Labor Servitum Et Integritas
Labor for Service and Integrity
Colours Red and blue

University Location

Address Km 8.5 Afe Babalola Way
360001 Ekiti
Tel +234 (803) 440 2771
Fax +234

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office Office of the Registry, Afe Babalola University
Ado - Ekiti 360001
812 7772121

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Afe Babalola University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission of Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)
  • National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN)
  • Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN)
  • Coucil for Legal Education (CLE)

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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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