Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nassarawa.

Keffi-Akwanga Road, Keffi

Nasarawa State University, Keffi Description

About Nasarawa State University

The Nasarawa State University, Keffi popularly called NSUK was founded under the Nasarawa State law No. 2 of 2001 passed by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly under the then administration of the State Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Adamu, the first democratically elected Governor of the State. However, the University fully started activities in February 2002 at the site of the former College of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST). The University was established to help provide the indigenes of Nasarawa State an avenue to pursue tertiary education which would be needed in the long run in the development of the state.

NSUK is a young University located in the middle belt region of the Country and has since its inception recorded groundbreaking achievements as a result of determination and diligence in administration. With a vision “to be a World Class Centre of Excellence for the development of the individual and the society”, and a mission “to encourage and enable individuals to develop their full potentials by providing qualitative and stimulating learning environment encompassing a wide range of relevant educational activities for efficient, dedicated and selfless service to the state”, the University has risen through the ranks to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and service.

The Nasarawa State University consists of three (3) major campuses; the Main Campus located along Akwanga-Keffi Road, Keffi which is the seat of administration in the University; the Lafia Campus which houses only the Faculty of Agriculture and the Pyanku Campus which houses the School of Remedial Studies and Centre for Continuing Studies, offering about four (4) major course combinations.

NSUK currently ranks as the 40th best University in the Country, and 7,279 in the world according to the ranking. Some of the courses offered at the University are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

Faculties At The Nasarawa State University

With the selective admission process of other prominent Nigerian Universities, Nigerian students would be looking at a chance to become future alumni of the institution by enrolling for their Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. NSUK boasts of having 7 faculties, a Center and a School. The faculties located in the 3 campuses of the university are as follows:

Main Campus:

  • Faculty of Arts

  • Faculty of Education

  • Faculty of Law

  • Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Faculty of Administration

Lafia Campus:

  • Faculty of Agriculture

Pyanku Campus

  • School of Remedial Studies
  • Center for Continuing Studies

Courses Offered At NSUK

NSUK offers a variety of courses and programmes that you can select from. Most of these courses are accredited by NUC and it's quite laudable that the University has made provision for these courses. Here’s a list of courses you can choose from:

Faculty of Agriculture offers five departmental courses;

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Home Economics and Management

  • Agronomy

  • Animal Science

  • Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries

Faculty of Administration

  • Taxation

  • Business Administration

  • Public Administration

  • Banking and Finance

  • Accounting

  • Entrepreneurial studies

Faculty of Arts

  • History

  • Linguistics

  • English Language

  • French Language

  • Arabic Language

  • Religious Studies

  • Islamic Studies

  • Theater and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Political Science

  • Economics

  • Sociology

  • Geography

  • Psychology

  • Mass Communication

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Mathematics

  • Biochemistry and Microbiology

  • Physics

  • Biology Science

  • Chemistry

  • Geology and Mining

Faculty of Education

Here you can choose one of the three main disciplines

  • Arts and social sciences

  • Educational Foundation

  • Science technology and mathematics

Faculty of Law

The faculty has just two departments;

  • Private and Business Law

  • Public and International Law.

You can choose courses that are popular and relevant in the Nigerian labour market.

Admission Requirements Into Nasarawa State University

For Entry-level Undergraduates:

Entry level admission requirements into NSUK is relatively the same with other institutions as regards to the general requirement of obtaining a minimum of 5 O’ level Credits or other equivalents in Mathematics, English and three other subjects. At no more than two sittings and also obtaining the prescribed JAMB cut-off and Post UTME score for each department. As a prospective student of the institution, during the internal screening organized by the University, you’ll be required to present and submit two photocopies of your certificate or result slips, birth certificate, certificate of the state of origin, declaration of age, and passport photographs. NSUK doesn’t accept the statement of result from secondary schools attended.

NSUK JAMB Cut-off mark for the 2017/2018 academic session is 170, you are eligible for an internal screening if you attain the prescribed cut-off mark, but you have a higher chance of gaining admission if you have a higher score in JAMB.

You can get more information about the University’s admission process and requirement from its website at under the admission link. You can also find the undergraduate admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session at

For Entry Level Postgraduates:

NSUK offers recognized postgraduate degrees such as Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate degree programmes in almost all the departments in each faculty. As a prospective candidate, you should note that admission requirement is mostly based on departmental requirements in related disciplines.

The general admission requirement still includes having a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters; while for a Doctorate degree you are required to have an MSc. degree with a minimum weighted average score of 50%.

Application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. For subsequent information on the admission process, courses offered and other details about NSUK postgraduate programmes, you can visit the school’s postgraduate page at

NSUK portal can be found at, you can also visit the University’s website at

Facilities At The Nasarawa State University

NSUK as a State University has no doubt tried in terms of providing standard facilities and resources for its staff and students. The University as stated early has developed three campuses which house various faculties and administrative buildings. NSUK also provides a health care support center, an information technology center, a library for study and extensive research, a security unit, works, and maintenance unit. Amidst all that's mentioned, the University also provides halls of residence, staff quarters, science laboratories and a host of other facilities.

Other Noteworthy Information

“For travelers who intend to visit/ prospective students who intend to study at the institution, here are a few things to know”:


NSUK is situated in a secure location with the presence of security personnel in and around the campus.

What To Bring

Before to NSUK, you can come along with the following

  • Books

  • Educational materials and documents

  • A valid means of identification

And other useful personal effects.

Things To Do At NSUK

While at NSUK, you can do the following:

  • Attend educational seminars and workshops

  • Enroll in full-time or part-time course(s)

  • Meet friends and attend lecture(s)

  • Take a tour around the school.

Most Common Visitors

You’ll definitely find students, education enthusiast, academic and non-academic staffs at the University.

Best Features

Nasarawa State University prides itself as a State University with a difference. With over 7 faculties, a School of Postgraduate Studies, a School of Preliminary Studies, an Institute of Education and other laudable facilities, the University stands as one of the most sought-after State universities.

School Fees At NSUK

School fees at the Nasarawa State University may be regarded as slightly unfair as the institution have separate amounts for indigenes and non-indigenes of the State. Its believed that this is done to encourage parents who are indigenes to enroll their wards into the institution. Nevertheless, here’s a detailed list of school fees for the 2017/2018 academic session.

100 level UTME


-Arts/humanities - N28,100

-Sciences - N30,100


-Arts/humanities - N36,250

-Sciences - N38,750

200 level Direct Entry (DE)


-Arts/humanities - N29,100

-Sciences - 31,100


-Arts/humanities - N37,250

-Sciences - N39,750

200, 300 and 400 level


-Arts/humanities - N22,200

-Sciences - N24,200

Non Indigenes

-Arts/humanities - N28,800

-Sciences - N31,300

NSUK also provides online payment options, detailed information about this can be found at

Weather At NSUK

Nasarawa State University is located in the middle-belt region of the country. It experiences weather conditions accustomed to this region, with very harsh weather conditions sometimes. Generally, the weather at the University is quite conducive.

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