University of Ibadan: Statistics



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#1020 of 14,131 In the World
#15 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 157 In Nigeria
#1 of 6 In Ibadan
#85 of 1,734 For Veterinary
Top50% For 152 other topics
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Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate11%
Admissions RequirementsUniversities Matriculation Examination (UME). Secondary School Certificate of Education (SSCE) with 5 credits, including English
Academic CalendarSeptember to June

We've calculated the 11% acceptance rate for University of Ibadan 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 Ibadan is a world-class research university with 26,744 scientific papers published and 287,198 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Pathology, Sociology, Ecology, and Genetics.


University of Ibadan majors

by publication & citation count

18,018 / 201,100
16,185 / 190,896
Environmental Science
14,055 / 142,744
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
13,193 / 139,792
11,466 / 138,735
8,653 / 94,621
8,213 / 104,789
7,848 / 91,486
7,773 / 84,315
7,667 / 99,738
Political Science
7,204 / 68,996
7,038 / 74,072
7,036 / 94,338
6,825 / 67,033
Geography and Cartography
6,786 / 63,227
Computer Science
6,631 / 66,294
Organic Chemistry
6,283 / 74,913
6,211 / 67,557
6,171 / 62,523
5,632 / 57,818
Public Health
5,195 / 83,262
5,178 / 53,306
4,928 / 53,027
4,858 / 39,266
4,400 / 69,965
4,395 / 43,453
4,385 / 48,558
4,204 / 34,910
4,049 / 36,057
3,842 / 43,893
3,736 / 32,052
3,668 / 50,214
Development Studies
3,646 / 41,765
Quantum and Particle physics
3,457 / 35,569
Materials Science
3,433 / 36,868
Agricultural Science
3,309 / 33,728
3,017 / 23,938
2,769 / 26,541
Nutrition and Food Science
2,739 / 32,510
2,548 / 37,128

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 169 901
1991 127 839
1992 154 979
1993 131 961
1994 91 795
1995 97 890
1996 121 1014
1997 112 909
1998 132 948
1999 166 1097
2000 174 1161
2001 168 1313
2002 236 1445
2003 216 1915
2004 367 2179
2005 407 2634
2006 429 3143
2007 394 3833
2008 442 4779
2009 497 5864
2010 635 7143
2011 648 8116
2012 742 9365
2013 851 10672
2014 1055 11976
2015 1069 12025
2016 1215 11800
2017 1350 13087
2018 1489 14398
2019 1709 18553
2020 2344 24902
2021 2895 36215
2022 1988 38513
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Ibadan 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 (per year)
Undergraduate (Nigerian Students) ₦25,000 - ₦41,000
Undergraduate (International Students) $4,000 - $5,000
Postgraduate (Nigerian Students) ₦75,000 - ₦150,000
Postgraduate (International Students) $5,000 - $7,000

The currency used is Nigerian Naira (₦) and US Dollars ($)

The University of Ibadan has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 Ibadan.

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 African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Anaesthesiology, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Aquaculture, Arabic, Archaeology, Botany, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Crop Production, Dentistry, Economics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, European Studies, Fishery, Forestry, French, Geography, Geology, History, Industrial Engineering, Islamic Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Radiology, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Surgery, Theatre, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science, Zoology
Master of Philosophy Agricultural Economics, Aquaculture, Crop Production, Education, Fishery, Geology, Law, Mathematics, Microbiology, Parasitology, Pharmacy
Doctor of Philosophy African Languages, Agriculture, Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Botany, Chemistry, Classical Languages, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Dentistry, Economics, Education, English, Forestry, French, Geography, Geology, History, Islamic Studies, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Health, Regional Planning, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Theatre, Town Planning, Translation and Interpretation, Veterinary Science, Zoology

University of Ibadan alumni

  1. Chinua Achebe

    Chinua Achebe
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1930-2013 (aged 83)
    short story writerwriteressayistliterary criticphilosopher

    Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic who is regarded as a central figure of modern African literature. His first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), occupies a pivotal place in African literature and remains the most widely studied, translated, and read African novel. Along with Things Fall Apart, his No Longer at Ease (1960) and Arrow of God (1964) complete the so-called "African Trilogy"; later novels include A Man of the People (1966) and Anthills of the Savannah (1987). In the West, Achebe is often referred to as the "father of African literature", although he vigorously rejected the characterization.

  2. Wole Soyinka

    Wole Soyinka
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1934-.. (age 89)

    Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka Hon. FRSL, known as Wole Soyinka (pronounced [wɔlé ʃójĩnká]), is a Nigerian playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, for "in a wide cultural perspective and with poetic overtones fashioning the drama of existence", the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category.

  3. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

    Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1900-1978 (aged 78)

    Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, MON, also known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, was a Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women's rights activist.

  4. William Folorunso Kumuyi

    William Folorunso Kumuyi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1941-.. (age 82)

    William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry situated at Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the author of several Christian books and devotionals. William Folorunso Kumuyi celebrated his 80th Birthday on 6 June 2021.

All 83 notable alumni

University of Ibadan faculties and divisions

Centre : Computing Computer Science
Centre : Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Centre : Information Science Information Sciences
Centre : Literacy Training and Development Programme in Africa Literacy Education
Centre : Media Resource Media Studies
College : Medicine Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health, Dentistry, Epidemiology, Haematology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Medicine, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physiology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Social and Community Services, Statistics, Surgery, Treatment Techniques, Virology
Faculty : Agriculture and Forestry Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Management, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Aquaculture, Biochemistry, Crop Production, Fishery, Forest Management, Forestry, Horticulture, Nutrition, Plant and Crop Protection, Rural Planning, Wildlife
Faculty : Arts African Languages, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, English, European Studies, History, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theatre
Faculty : Education Adult Education, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Health Education, Information Sciences, Library Science, Media Studies, Physical Education, Social Work, Special Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, International Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Pharmacy Administration, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Sciences Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
Faculty : Social Sciences Economics, Geography (Human), Political Sciences, Psycholinguistics, Regional Planning, Social Sciences, Sociology, Town Planning
Faculty : Technology Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food Technology, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Production Engineering, Structural Architecture, Wood Technology
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Science
Institute : African Studies African Studies
Institute : Child Health Child Care and Development, Health Sciences
Institute : Education Education, Teacher Training
Institute : Life and Earth Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Botany, Earth Sciences, Embryology and Reproduction Biology, Environmental Engineering, Geology, Health Sciences, Mineralogy, Petroleum and Gas Engineering

General information

Alternative names UI
Founded 1948
Accreditation National Universities Commission (NUC)
Motto Recte sapere fons
Colors indigo-blue, gold

Location and contacts

Address Ibadan, Oyo State
City population 2,551,000

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