Obafemi Awolowo University

country rank  4
world rank  3646

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University Overview

Established in 1962, Obafemi Awolowo University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Ile-Ife (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Osun. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. OAU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym OAU
Founded 1962
Motto For Learning and Culture
Colours Midnight blue and gold

University Location

Tel +234 (36) 230 290
Fax +234

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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
Admission Rate Not available
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 4,000-4,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021