Akwa Ibom State University

country rank  75
world rank  8858

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University Overview

Established in 2009, Akwa Ibom State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Ikot Akpad (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Akwa Ibom. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Obio Akpa. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) is a medium-sized (EduListing enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 10 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this Nigerian higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym AKSU
Founded 2009
Motto Knowledge and Technology for Development
Colours Blue, green and brick

University Location

Address Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, P.M.B. 1167 Uyo
Ikot Akpad (population range: 50,000-249,999)
520221 Akwa Ibom
T +234 805 798 9006
F +234 803 816 3063
Other locations Obio Akpa

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
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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 60-70%
Admission Office Akwa Ibom State University main campus, Ikot Akpaden
Mkpat Enin 520221
+234 (223) 905 894 0340
(234) 905 894 0341

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff 600-699
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 Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria COREN
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria ICAN

Memberships and Affiliations

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