Ahmadu Bello University

country rank  3
world rank  1692

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University Overview

Established in 1962, Ahmadu Bello University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Zaria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kaduna. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 56 years old 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.

University Identity

Name
Acronym ABU
Founded 1962
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address Sokoto Road, Samaru-Zaria
Zaria (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
2222 Kaduna
Nigeria
T +234 (69) 50 691
F +234 (69) 50 022

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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 Registrar
Zaria 2222
+234

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria


Year of first Accreditation

1976


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria (PCN)
  • Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN)
  • Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN)
  • Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)
  • Council of Legal Education (CLE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019