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Ahmadu Bello University

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Established in 1962, the Ahmadu Bello University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Zaria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kaduna. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: over-50,000 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 61-year-old Nigerian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this Nigerian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ABU 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.

University Snapshot


Ahmadu Bello University's Control Typepublic


Ahmadu Bello University's Entity Typenon-profit


Ahmadu Bello University' Size by Total Enrollmentvery large-sized


Ahmadu Bello University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym ABU
Founded 1962
Colours Blue and green
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University Location

Address Sokoto Road, Samaru-Zaria
2222 Kaduna
Ahmadu Bello University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Ahmadu Bello University Phone Number +234 (69) 50 691
Ahmadu Bello University Fax Number +234 (69) 50 022

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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 Ahmadu Bello University'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 Ahmadu Bello University'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 Ahmadu Bello University'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 Ahmadu Bello University.

Ahmadu Bello University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Ahmadu Bello University's admission information.

Ahmadu Bello University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Ahmadu Bello University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Ahmadu Bello University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

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

Ahmadu Bello University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Ahmadu Bello University's Admission Office Admission Office

Office of the Registrar
Zaria 2222

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Ahmadu Bello University.

Ahmadu Bello University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Ahmadu Bello University has an enrollment range of over-50,000 students making it a very large-sized institution.

Ahmadu Bello University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of over-5,000 academic employees (Faculty).

Ahmadu Bello University's Control Type Control Type

Ahmadu Bello University is a public higher education institution.

Ahmadu Bello University's Entity Type Entity Type

Ahmadu Bello University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Ahmadu Bello University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Ahmadu Bello University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Ahmadu Bello University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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

Ahmadu Bello University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Ahmadu Bello University's Library

Ahmadu Bello University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Ahmadu Bello University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

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

Ahmadu Bello University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Ahmadu Bello University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Ahmadu Bello University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Ahmadu Bello University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Ahmadu Bello University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

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.

Ahmadu Bello University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

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

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Ahmadu Bello University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized 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)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Ahmadu Bello University'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)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

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

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Social Media


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Social Media

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LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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