University of Ilorin

University of Ilorin Ranking

country rank: 9
world rank: 4914

University Overview

The University of Ilorin was founded in 1975 as a non-profit public higher education school in the urban environment of Ilorin (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 people), Kwara. The University of Ilorin (UIL) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution that is officially accredited by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria. In a variety of fields of study, the University of Ilorin (UIL) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. 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 45-year-old Nigerian university has a rigorous admission process based on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and ratings. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. UIL also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

University of Ilorin Ranking

University Identity

Name University of Ilorin
Acronym UIL
Founded 1975
Motto Probitas Doctrina Character and learning
Colours Deep blue, green, golden and white

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 1515 Ilorin 240103 Kwara Nigeria
Tel +234 (810) 848 3222
Fax +234 (31) 221 937

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 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 Not available
Admission Office University of Ilorin Permanent Site Ilorin 240103 810-848-3222

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of African Universities (AAU) International Association of Universities (IAU) National University Commission (NUC) Association of West African Universities (AWAU)

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