University of Ibadan: Statistics



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#1057 of 14,131 In the World
#13 of 1,104 In Africa
#1 of 157 In Nigeria
#1 of 6 In Ibadan
#89 of 1,957 For Veterinary
Top50% For 156 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 29,977 scientific papers published and 321,578 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

20,263 / 230,586
18,276 / 215,663
Environmental Science
15,884 / 167,814
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
15,138 / 156,969
12,989 / 161,989
9,850 / 113,794
9,337 / 119,986
9,014 / 98,839
8,952 / 101,954
8,599 / 111,143
Political Science
8,459 / 84,915
8,061 / 109,423
8,058 / 92,688
8,054 / 82,858
Computer Science
7,841 / 74,255
Geography and Cartography
7,739 / 74,535
Organic Chemistry
7,248 / 94,928
7,126 / 80,985
7,109 / 76,706
6,558 / 61,225
6,020 / 64,740
Public Health
5,996 / 85,410
5,765 / 56,223
5,577 / 48,805
5,129 / 73,990
5,087 / 52,922
4,992 / 57,915
4,883 / 41,626
4,671 / 40,443
4,346 / 35,180
4,303 / 49,777
Development Studies
4,293 / 49,375
4,191 / 60,244
Quantum and Particle physics
4,061 / 47,933
Materials Science
3,950 / 48,271
Agricultural Science
3,727 / 36,558
3,506 / 28,072
Nutrition and Food Science
3,099 / 39,387
3,088 / 30,777
3,020 / 44,098

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 130 918
1992 159 1036
1993 144 1055
1994 96 867
1995 109 969
1996 130 1118
1997 113 1008
1998 125 1027
1999 177 1202
2000 173 1307
2001 174 1434
2002 247 1547
2003 237 2037
2004 385 2371
2005 414 2755
2006 442 3370
2007 404 3998
2008 471 4706
2009 513 5665
2010 654 7028
2011 669 8250
2012 771 9677
2013 923 11178
2014 1120 12549
2015 1094 12460
2016 1293 12408
2017 1420 13227
2018 1576 15510
2019 1823 19004
2020 2538 25292
2021 2876 33366
2022 2230 38428
2023 2083 40586
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)
    novelistchildren's writerliterary criticuniversity teacherphilosopher

    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 "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 90)

    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 Aníkúlápó-Kuti, was a Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women's rights activist.

  4. Kashim Shettima

    Kashim Shettima
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1966-.. (age 58)

    Kashim Shettima Mustapha is a Nigerian politician who is the 15th and current vice president of Nigeria. He previously served as senator for Borno Central from 2019 to 2023, and as the governor of Borno State from 2011 to 2019.

All 100 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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