University of Benin: Statistics

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#3008 of 14,131 In the World
#59 of 1,104 In Africa
#10 of 157 In Nigeria
#1 of 3 In Benin
#457 of 1,044 For Social Work
Top50% For 71 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate70%
Admissions RequirementsUnified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) plus 5 General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ level passes or 2 A/Level passes plus appropriate diploma/certificate
Academic CalendarOctober to June

We've calculated the 70% acceptance rate for University of Benin 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

University of Benin has published 6,287 scientific papers with 46,532 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Ecology, and Genetics.


University of Benin majors

by publication & citation count

4,171 / 33,903
3,424 / 24,845
Environmental Science
3,193 / 27,054
2,993 / 27,015
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,791 / 19,712
2,572 / 21,153
2,218 / 18,993
Organic Chemistry
1,826 / 18,094
1,771 / 16,421
1,709 / 15,648
1,698 / 15,134
1,646 / 14,658
Political Science
1,580 / 10,189
Computer Science
1,516 / 9,150
1,515 / 10,051
1,503 / 12,902
1,492 / 11,638
1,295 / 7,401
Geography and Cartography
1,289 / 8,332
1,271 / 7,400
1,236 / 7,763
1,167 / 9,594
Materials Science
1,140 / 12,017
1,064 / 6,316
Quantum and Particle physics
1,057 / 8,164
1,050 / 5,879
1,022 / 5,933
Public Health
1,008 / 9,909
991 / 7,796
840 / 8,247
Development Studies
795 / 6,322
755 / 4,189
747 / 4,566
725 / 5,539
701 / 4,790
686 / 4,043
Family medicine
663 / 4,492
644 / 3,751
Nutrition and Food Science
639 / 7,118
Metallurgical Engineering
618 / 6,878

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 48 139
1991 49 200
1992 34 173
1993 44 151
1994 43 186
1995 37 208
1996 36 190
1997 46 226
1998 35 228
1999 44 253
2000 39 291
2001 50 298
2002 82 325
2003 60 371
2004 65 404
2005 129 496
2006 130 588
2007 104 840
2008 73 870
2009 97 996
2010 134 1237
2011 159 1345
2012 165 1555
2013 216 1990
2014 202 2299
2015 275 2182
2016 271 2080
2017 299 1979
2018 375 2190
2019 398 2811
2020 529 3748
2021 695 5284
2022 465 5922
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Benin gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (NGN)
Medicine and Surgery 76,000
Dentistry 76,000
Law 63,000
Engineering 56,000
Pharmacy 66,000
Physical Sciences 52,000
Life Sciences 52,000
Management Sciences 52,000
Social Sciences 52,000
Education 46,000
Agriculture 46,000
Arts 46,000
Environmental Sciences 46,000

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 University of Benin.

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 Agricultural Economics, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Art History, Banking, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, English, Finance, Fine Arts, Fishery, Forestry, French, Geography (Human), Geology, Health Administration, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiology, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Regional Planning, Sociology, Soil Science, Sports, Theatre, Town Planning
Doctor of Philosophy Agricultural Economics, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Production, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, English, Finance, Fishery, Forestry, French, Geography (Human), Geology, Health Education, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Optometry, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Physiology, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Public Health, Regional Planning, Sociology, Soil Science, Sports, Theatre, Town Planning, Visual Arts

University of Benin alumni

  1. Babatunde Fashola

    Babatunde Fashola
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1963-.. (age 60)

    Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN is a Nigerian lawyer and politician currently serving as the Federal Minister of Works and Housing of Nigeria. He served two terms as Governor of Lagos State from 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015.

  2. Richard Mofe Damijo

    Richard Mofe Damijo
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1961-.. (age 62)

    Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, lawyer, and former journalist. He was also a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State in 2009. In 2005, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.

  3. Omoni Oboli

    Omoni Oboli
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1978-.. (age 45)
    brand ambassadorfilm produceractorfilm director

    Omoni Oboli listen is a Nigerian actress, scriptwriter, film director, producer and digital filmmaker. She studied at the New York Film Academy and has written several screenplays, including The Figurine (2009), Anchor Baby (2010), Fatal Imagination, Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady and Wives on Strike (2016). In 2018 she starred and directed the comedy film, Moms at War.

  4. Raymond Dokpesi

    Raymond Dokpesi
    1951-.. (age 72)

    Chief Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi in Ibadan is a Nigerian media entrepreneur. His parents are from Agenebode, Edo state in a family including six sisters siblings. He entered the Nigerian mass media industry with his company DAAR Communications and set-up the Nigerian TV network Africa Independent Television (AIT) He was the organising committee chairman of the People's Democratic Party national conference in 2015. As of March 2020, he is still undergoing a trial on corruption charges. In May 2020, Dokpesi became a COVID-19 survivor.

All 21 notable alumni

University of Benin faculties and divisions

College : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Community Health, Medicine, Nephrology, Public Health
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Biochemistry, Crop Production, Environmental Management, Fishery, Forest Products, Forestry, Nutrition, Soil Science, Wildlife, Wood Technology
Faculty : Arts Advertising and Publicity, African Languages, Arts and Humanities, Ceramic Art, English, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Modern Languages, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Printing and Printmaking, Religion, Sculpture, Textile Design, Theatre
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Computer Science, Curriculum, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Educational Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Equipment and Maintenance, English, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Home Economics, Home Economics Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Arts Education, Leisure Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Native Language, Natural Sciences, Parks and Recreation, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Religion, Science Education, Social Studies, Sports, Technology Education, Tourism, Vocational Education
Faculty : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Drawing and Design, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Heating and Refrigeration, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Power Engineering, Production Engineering, Sound Engineering (Acoustics), Structural Architecture, Telecommunications Engineering, Thermal Engineering
Faculty : Environmental Sciences Architecture, Surveying and Mapping
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Laboratory Techniques, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Optometry, Zoology
Faculty : Management Sciences Accountancy, Banking, Business Administration, Finance, Management
Faculty : Pharmacy Chemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Toxicology
Faculty : Physical Sciences Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics
Faculty : Social Sciences Administration, Anthropology, Economics, Geography (Human), Government, Political Sciences, Public Administration, Regional Planning, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Statistics, Town Planning
Institute : Education Education, Technology Education
Institute : Public Administration Health Administration, Management, Nursing, Public Administration
School : Basic Medical Sciences Anatomy, Biochemistry, Laboratory Techniques, Medicine, Nursing, Physiology
School : Dentistry Dentistry

General information

Alternative names UNIBEN
Founded 1970
Motto Knowledge and Character
Colors purple, gold

Location and contacts

Address PMB 1154
Benin City, Edo State
City population 1,147,000

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