Obafemi Awolowo University: Statistics

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#1620 of 14,131 In the World
#25 of 1,104 In Africa
#3 of 157 In Nigeria
#1 of 2 In Ife
#193 of 1,019 For Agricultural Engineering
Top50% For 129 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
7%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
oauife.edu.ng
Languages
English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate7%
Admissions RequirementsUniversities Matriculation Examination (UME), or five credits passes in relevant subjects at Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) level, or at School Certificate/General Certificate of Education 'O' level in no more than two sittings.
Academic CalendarJanuary to December (January - June; July-December)

We've calculated the 7% acceptance rate for Obafemi Awolowo University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Obafemi Awolowo University is a world-class research university with 14,793 scientific papers published and 138,029 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Political Science, and Geography and Cartography.

Publications
14,793
Citations
138,029

Obafemi Awolowo University majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
8,988 / 92,733
Environmental Science
8,316 / 79,832
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,577 / 63,899
Medicine
7,360 / 74,888
Chemistry
6,257 / 70,822
Engineering
5,803 / 61,321
Physics
4,987 / 48,786
Ecology
4,457 / 46,357
Political Science
4,243 / 31,643
Geography and Cartography
4,236 / 36,268
Sociology
4,155 / 38,482
Law
4,035 / 30,883
Geology
3,803 / 39,656
Computer Science
3,802 / 30,673
Organic Chemistry
3,641 / 42,403
Pathology
3,540 / 42,470
Mathematics
3,333 / 25,598
Psychology
3,296 / 29,797
Economics
3,271 / 30,576
Genetics
3,125 / 33,960
Biochemistry
3,090 / 38,493
Philosophy
2,985 / 18,687
Statistics
2,917 / 24,018
Business
2,798 / 22,044
Quantum and Particle physics
2,641 / 24,783
Materials Science
2,582 / 30,672
History
2,572 / 20,731
Paleontology
2,435 / 24,748
Public Health
2,426 / 31,284
Archaeology
2,362 / 19,820
Demography
2,255 / 28,793
Botany
2,216 / 22,616
Development Studies
2,154 / 22,357
Agricultural Science
1,886 / 16,136
Linguistics
1,829 / 12,453
Psychiatry
1,610 / 19,745
Metallurgical Engineering
1,576 / 20,215
Surgery
1,461 / 14,708
Immunology
1,321 / 15,215
Machine Learning
1,308 / 10,826

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 167 379
1991 156 389
1992 137 394
1993 91 431
1994 94 423
1995 70 402
1996 97 463
1997 102 488
1998 94 464
1999 92 493
2000 103 541
2001 135 622
2002 141 621
2003 175 852
2004 290 979
2005 333 1230
2006 258 1496
2007 278 1713
2008 276 2021
2009 308 2582
2010 270 3138
2011 338 3754
2012 361 4636
2013 466 5341
2014 531 6321
2015 576 6310
2016 683 5945
2017 805 6673
2018 785 7300
2019 926 9275
2020 1225 13013
2021 1366 17517
2022 1070 18504
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Obafemi Awolowo University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Master's Degree Architecture, Botany, Building Technologies, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Fine Arts, Geology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Modern Languages, Music, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Religious Studies, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Engineering, Anthropology, Architecture, Botany, Chemistry, Demography and Population, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Fine Arts, Geography, Geology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Regional Planning, Sociology, Soil Science, Town Planning

Obafemi Awolowo University alumni

  1. Fatou Bensouda

    Fatou Bensouda
    Born in
    Gambia Flag Gambia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Fatou Bom Bensouda is a Gambian lawyer and former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who has served as the Gambian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom since 3 August 2022.

  2. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1978-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    philanthropistfilm actorsinger
    Biography

    Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Listen, MFR is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, Ekeinde has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of copies. Omotola is the second Nigerian and first Nigerian celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.

  3. Fireboy DML

    Fireboy DML
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1996-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Adedamola Adefolahan, known professionally as Fireboy DML, is a Nigerian singer. He is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. His debut studio album Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps was released in 2019. He won Listener's Choice and was nominated for Song of the Year for "Jealous" at the 2020 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival.

  4. Akinwumi Adesina

    Akinwumi Adesina
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1960-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    international forum participantpoliticiancivil servanteconomist
    Biography

    Akinwumi "Akin" Adesina is a Nigerian economist, who is currently serving as the President of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Until his appointment as Minister in 2010, he was Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. He was elected as the President of the African Development Bank in 2015 and re-elected for a second term in 2020. He is the first Nigerian to hold the post.

All 58 notable alumni

Obafemi Awolowo University faculties and divisions

College : Health Sciences Anatomy, Community Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy
College : Postgraduate Administration, Agriculture, Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Dentistry, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Sciences
Faculty : Administration Accountancy, Government, International Relations and Diplomacy, Management, Public Administration
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Food Science, Food Technology, Nutrition, Rural Studies, Soil Science, Zoology
Faculty : Arts African Languages, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, English, Fine Arts, French, German, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Basic Medical Sciences Anatomy, Community Health, Dermatology, Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Haematology, Immunology, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Parasitology, Pathology, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Venereology
Faculty : Clinical Sciences Medicine, Radiology, Surgery
Faculty : Dentistry Dentistry, Oral Pathology, Social and Preventive Medicine, Surgery
Faculty : Education African Languages, Art Education, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Technology, English, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geography (Human), Health Education, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Music, Music Education, Native Language Education, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Special Education
Faculty : Environmental Design and Management Architectural and Environmental Design, Architecture, Building Technologies, Fine Arts, Real Estate, Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Surveying and Mapping, Town Planning
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, International Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Pharmacy Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Chemistry, Toxicology, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Geophysics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Demography and Population, Economics, Geography (Human), International Relations and Diplomacy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics
Faculty : Technology Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Food Science, Food Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Technology

General information

Alternative names OAU
Founded 1962
Motto For Learning and Culture
Colors midnight blue, gold

Location and contacts

Address Ile-Ife, Osun State
Nigeria
City population 502,000

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