University of Ilorin: Statistics



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#2601 of 14,131 In the World
#48 of 1,104 In Africa
#8 of 157 In Nigeria
#1 of 4 In Ilorin
#295 of 1,187 For Radio and Television broadcasting
Top50% For 94 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate75%
Admissions RequirementsUniversities Matriculation Examination (UME) following secondary school education, or direct entry for holders of the Higher School Certificate (General Certificate of Education, Advanced ('A') level)
Academic CalendarOctober to July (October - January; March-July)

We've calculated the 75% acceptance rate for University of Ilorin 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 Ilorin has published 11,243 scientific papers with 77,472 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Ecology, Computer Science, and Political Science.


University of Ilorin majors

by publication & citation count

7,128 / 53,936
Environmental Science
6,233 / 45,994
5,512 / 35,685
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
5,467 / 28,648
5,188 / 47,739
4,755 / 40,359
3,848 / 34,262
3,578 / 27,942
Computer Science
3,492 / 20,391
Political Science
3,212 / 14,026
Organic Chemistry
3,177 / 33,204
Geography and Cartography
3,100 / 18,704
3,073 / 13,571
2,974 / 27,738
2,973 / 14,198
2,878 / 20,337
2,685 / 13,301
2,474 / 18,559
2,424 / 18,218
2,414 / 12,498
Quantum and Particle physics
2,274 / 22,423
2,234 / 8,985
2,212 / 12,276
2,167 / 11,631
Materials Science
2,064 / 20,602
1,975 / 9,187
1,960 / 8,904
1,828 / 12,816
1,817 / 11,269
1,815 / 8,674
Public Health
1,736 / 11,740
1,466 / 9,541
Development Studies
1,411 / 8,601
1,405 / 5,807
Agricultural Science
1,361 / 9,050
Metallurgical Engineering
1,254 / 11,588
Nutrition and Food Science
1,156 / 9,970
1,094 / 8,909
Machine Learning
1,063 / 7,213
997 / 7,402

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 62 136
1992 40 123
1993 39 136
1994 39 112
1995 34 114
1996 43 168
1997 38 137
1998 27 149
1999 33 214
2000 34 208
2001 37 178
2002 31 210
2003 37 250
2004 68 241
2005 85 314
2006 93 374
2007 75 441
2008 70 535
2009 88 682
2010 143 835
2011 163 1055
2012 261 1420
2013 296 1829
2014 340 2163
2015 359 2234
2016 474 2334
2017 707 2530
2018 792 3322
2019 847 4307
2020 1320 6767
2021 1415 10818
2022 1320 14350
2023 1213 15996
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Ilorin 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 NGN 35,000 - NGN 45,000
Postgraduate NGN 80,000 - NGN 150,000
Doctorate NGN 150,000 - NGN 200,000

The University of Ilorin 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 Ilorin.

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 Accountancy, African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Arabic, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Crop Production, English, Finance, Food Science, French, Geology, History, Islamic Studies, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Physics, Political Sciences, Religion, Sociology, Soil Science, Statistics, Zoology
Master of Philosophy African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Applied Linguistics, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Education, English, French, History, Islamic Studies, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Microbiology, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Physics, Religion, Science Education, Soil Science, Statistics
Doctor of Philosophy African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Anatomy, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Christian Religious Studies, Civil Engineering, Comparative Religion, Computer Science, Curriculum, Economics, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Sciences, Educational Technology, Educational Testing and Evaluation, Electrical Engineering, English, Foreign Languages Education, French, Geography, Geology, History, Information Sciences, Islamic Law, Islamic Studies, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Native Language, Native Language Education, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Pharmacology, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Public Health, Religious Education, Science Education, Sociology, Soil Science, Statistics, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Nkem Owoh

    Nkem Owoh
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1958-.. (age 66)
    actorfilm actorfilm director

    Nkem Owoh listen is a Nigerian actor and comedian. In 2008, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" for his role in the Nigerian film, "Stronger than Pain".

  2. Femi Adebayo

    Femi Adebayo
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1970-.. (age 54)
    lawyerfilm directoractorspecial adviserfilm producer

    Femi Adebayo Salami (born December 31, 1978) is a Nigerian film director, actor, lawyer, producer and special adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture, and Tourism. He is the son of actor Adebayo Salami.

  3. Abdulfatah Ahmed

    Abdulfatah Ahmed
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1963-.. (age 61)

    Abdulfatah AhmedListen is a Nigerian banker and politician. He is the former Governor of Kwara State.

  4. Lasisi Elenu

    Lasisi Elenu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1991-.. (age 33)
    comedianbrand ambassadoractor

    Nosa Afolabi, better known as Lasisi Elenu, is a Nigerian comedian, actor, compere from Offa, Kwara in Nigeria. One of Africa's most popular influencers, he is known for his skits with a 'wide mouth' disguise filter during performances and on social media. Elenu was recently featured in Netflix thriller, The Ghost and the Tout.

  5. Laolu Senbanjo

    Laolu Senbanjo
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria

    Laolu Senbanjo, also known as "Laolu NYC", is a Nigerian visual artist, musician, singer/songwriter, and former human rights attorney.

  6. Tope Oshin

    Tope Oshin
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1979-.. (age 45)
    television producerfilm director

    Tope OshinListen is a Nigerian television and film director, producer and casting director, listed as one of the most influential Nigerians in film in 2019. In 2015 Pulse magazine named her as one of "9 Nigerian female movie directors you should know" in the Nollywood film industry. and in March 2018, in commemoration of the Women's History Month, Tope was celebrated by OkayAfrica as one of the Okay100 Women. The interactive campaign celebrates extraordinary women from Africa and the diaspora making waves across a wide array of industries, while driving positive impact in their communities and the world at large.

  7. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin

    Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    1966-.. (age 58)
    politicianwomen's rights activist

    Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin is a Nigerian women's rights activist. She is the president of the human rights groups, Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy.

  8. Ado J. G. Muhammad

    Ado J. G. Muhammad
    1967-.. (age 57)

    Dr. Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad is the Global Programme Director at the D-8 Health and Social Protection Programme and was once the Executive Director/CEO of the Nigeria' s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), the government organ responsible for developing national primary health care (PHC) policy and supporting states and Local Government Areas (LGAs) to implement them. Dr. Muhammad was appointed to that position on November 1, 2011, by the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Prior to his appointment, Dr Ado served as a Special Assistant to the permanent secretary, Dr Daudu, in the State House, Abuja. Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, where Dr. Muhammad hails from, commended President Goodluck Jonathan for appointing the medical doctor, describing the action as putting "a square peg in a square hole". Dr Ado succeeded Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate who was in 2011 appointed as the Minister of State for Health, thereby creating a vacuum at the NPHCDA.

  9. Opeoluwa Sotonwa

    Opeoluwa Sotonwa

    Opeoluwa Sotonwa is a Deaf Nigerian American attorney, disability rights advocate and literary writer. In February 2021, Governor Charles Baker appointed Sotonwa as the Commissioner and agency head for the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, he was the executive director of Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. and served previously as Vice President of the National Black Deaf Advocates, the official advocacy organization for thousands of Black Deaf and Hard of Hearing Americans between 2013 and 2015. He is listed among the most influential Deaf People in the United States Opeoluwa Sotonwa attended University of Ilorin Nigeria, where he read law and graduated with LLB degree in 2005. He later proceeded to Nigerian Law School for advanced legal training. He was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2007. Opeoluwa worked as staff attorney with Nigerian Legal Aid Council. He later moved to United States to further his legal career and attended Howard University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude with a Master of Laws degree in 2009. Sotonwa earned his doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies in 2018.

University of Ilorin faculties and divisions

Centre : Peace and Strategic Studies Peace and Disarmament
College : Health Sciences Anatomy, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Community Health, Epidemiology, Haematology, Medicine, Microbiology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physiology, Public Health, Surgery, Virology
Faculty : Agriculture Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Cattle Breeding, Farm Management, Food Science, Forest Management, Forestry, Home Economics, Plant and Crop Protection, Rural Planning, Wildlife
Faculty : Arts African Languages, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Christian Religious Studies, Comparative Religion, English, French, History, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Native Language, Performing Arts, Social Sciences
Faculty : Communication and Information Sciences Communication Studies, Computer Science, Information Sciences, Library Science, Mass Communication, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Education Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Technology, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Native Language Education, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Religious Education, Science Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Engineering and Technology Agricultural Engineering, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
Faculty : Law Commercial Law, International Law, Islamic Law, Law, Private Law, Public Law
Faculty : Life Sciences Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Optometry, Zoology
Faculty : Management Sciences Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Public Administration
Faculty : Pharmaceutical Science Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Toxicology
Faculty : Science Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Industrial Chemistry, Mathematics, Microbiology, Mineralogy, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
Faculty : Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Science
School : Postgraduate Studies Accountancy, African Languages, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Anatomy, Ancient Religions, Animal Husbandry, Arabic, Arts and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commercial Law, Community Health, Computer Science, Crop Production, Economics, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, English, Epidemiology, Farm Management, Finance, French, Geography, Geology, Health Education, History, International Law, Islamic Law, Law, Linguistics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Mineralogy, Parasitology, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Political Sciences, Private Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Law, Radiology, Religion, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Science Education, Social Sciences, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology

General information

Alternative names UIL
Founded 1975
Accreditation National Universities Commission (NUC); Nigeria Legal Council; Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; Council for Regulation of Engineers
Motto Probitas Doctrina
Colors deep blue, green, golden, white

Location and contacts

Address PMB 1515
Ilorin, Kwara State, 234031
City population 848,000

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