Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello University Ranking

country rank: 8
world rank: 4598

University Overview

Ahmadu Bello University ranking, founded in 1962, is a non-profit public higher-education school situated in the city of Zaria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 people), Kaduna. Ahmadu Bello University ranking (ABU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution that is officially accredited by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 57-year-old Nigerian university has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. This Nigerian higher education school has an admittance rate of 90-100 percent, making it the least selective in the country. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. ABU also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services to students.

Ahmadu Bello University Ranking

University Identity

Name Ahmadu Bello University
Acronym ABU
Founded 1962
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address Sokoto Road, Samaru-Zaria Zaria 2222 Kaduna Nigeria
Tel +234 (69) 50 691
Fax +234 (69) 50 022

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office Office of the Registrar Zaria 2222

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Association of African Universities (AAU)

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