University of Ilorin

country rank  5
world rank  2556

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University Overview

Established in 1975, University of Ilorin is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Ilorin (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Kwara. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, University of Ilorin (UIL) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Ilorin (UIL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 45 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 1515
Ilorin (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
240103 Kwara
T +234 (810) 848 3222
F +234 (31) 221 937

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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
+234 810-848-3222

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 Go to University of Ilorin's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

National Universities Commission, Nigeria

Year of first Accreditation


Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020