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University of Benin

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world rank  5946

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Founded in 1970, the University of Benin is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the metropolis of Benin City (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Edo. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 45,000-49,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. University of Benin (UNIBEN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 54-year-old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this Nigerian higher education organization a least selective institution. UNIBEN also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University of Benin's Control Typepublic


University of Benin's Entity Typenon-profit


University of Benin' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


University of Benin's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym UNIBEN
Founded 1970
Motto Knowledge and Character
Colours Purple and gold
Mascot Festac 77
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official University of Benin general video presentation.

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 1154, Ugbowo Campus
Benin City
300103 Edo
University of Benin's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University of Benin Phone Number +234 (52) 600 443
University of Benin Fax Number +234 (52) 602 370

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University of Benin's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University of Benin's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University of Benin's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University of Benin.

University of Benin: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Applying for admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Read our "Introduction to University Admissions" article to learn more.

Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University of Benin's admission information.

University of Benin's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University of Benin's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University of Benin a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University of Benin's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

University of Benin's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Benin's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University of Benin.

University of Benin's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University of Benin has an enrollment range of 45,000-49,999 students making it a very large-sized institution.

University of Benin's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,500-1,999 academic employees (Faculty).

University of Benin's Control Type Control Type

University of Benin is a public higher education institution.

University of Benin's Entity Type Entity Type

University of Benin is a non-profit higher education institution.

University of Benin's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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University of Benin's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Continuous type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University of Benin does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Benin's main facilities:

University of Benin's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

University of Benin's Housing University Housing

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University of Benin's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University of Benin's main services:

University of Benin's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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University of Benin's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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University of Benin's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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University of Benin's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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University of Benin's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University of Benin's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University of Benin is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: National Universities Commission of Nigeria

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University of Benin's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University of Benin 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some University of Benin's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

University of Benin's Facebook page University of Benin's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University of Benin's X (formerly Twitter) page University of Benin's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University of Benin's YouTube channel University of Benin's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University of Benin's Instagram page University of Benin's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University of Benin's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.


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