University of Abuja, Abuja.

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University of Abuja Description

About University of Abuja

The University of Abuja also regarded as “Uniabuja” was established by the Nigerian Federal Government in 1988, but academic work didn’t start until 1990 with the matriculation of its first students. Activities at the University was first carried out in a temporary site, called the “mini-campus” in Gwagwalada with just three blocks, and in the same year, the university was allocated a large expanse of land along Abuja- Airport road where it now has its main campus. Currently, the University has two campuses, with academic activities slowly moving to its permanent site along Abuja road. The Administrative block and the Faculty of Arts are on the main campus while other office buildings, faculties, lecture halls, halls of residence and science laboratories are on the mini-campus. 

With a mission “to provide instructional, research and public service programmes appropriate to a University of high standing that guarantees academic excellence and to operate a strong and virile distance learning component that ensures equal educational access to a large constituency”, the University boasts as been the premier university in the Nation’s capital as it is currently undergoing infrastructural and academic development to actualize the dream’s of the current Vice-Chancellor (VC) in becoming one of the best universities in the country and the world.

Uniabuja is located at Airport Road, Abuja, Nigeria. The University encompasses ten (10) faculties, with a total undergraduate population of well over 14,000 students. Uniabuja also has a School of Postgraduate Studies, which run Postgraduate programmes in several disciplines, a Distance Learning and Continuing Education Institute, and other Research centers. Currently ranking as the 28th best university in the country and 6,190 in the world according to the ranking, the University of Abuja is shifting focus to devote more effort and resources into new areas of cutting-edge research by partnering with International and National stakeholders.

Faculties At The University of Abuja

Uniabuja offers widely accepted courses in various faculties based on accreditation standards by NUC and other relevant professional bodies. The University has ten (10) faculties which include the following:

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Management Sciences

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Law; and a

College of Health Sciences

The National Universities Commission (NUC) currently ranks Uniabuja as the 33rd best in the country.

Courses At The University of Abuja

The courses offered at the University are accredited by NUC and are for degree programmes such as Bachelor's, Masters and Doctorate degrees. The departments in each faculty are as follows:

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Crop Science

  • Animal Science

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Soil Science

  • Food and Nutrition Science

  • Water Resources, Aquaculture, and Fisheries.

The Faculty has programmes for the award of Bachelor’s degree in three departments namely; Food and Nutrition Science, Water Resources, Aquaculture and Fisheries, and Agricultural Economics and Extension.

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Business Administration

  • Accounting

  • Banking and Finance

  • Public Administration

Faculty of Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical Electronics Engineering

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics

  • Geography

  • Political Science

  • International Relations and Sociology

Faculty of Science

  • Biological Sciences

  • Computer Science

  • Chemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Physics

The College of Health Sciences includes the following faculties;

  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Uniabuja also has other Institutes and Centres including a Centre for Distance Learning and Continuing Education which offer courses in management science, social science, and other general courses.

Admission Requirements Into the University of Abuja

Admission Requirements for Undergraduates

Candidates wishing to gain admission into the University of Abuja for a first-degree programme must satisfy the following;

For 100 Level:

  • Applicants must possess SSCE or other equivalents with Credit in 5 subjects including Maths and English in no more than two sittings.

  • Must have an acceptable score in JAMB or a Diploma, NCE with at least lower credit.

For 200 Level (Direct Entry)

  • Applicants must possess two A’ level passes or other equivalent and also credits in three subjects in SSCE, or a Diploma, NCE with at least an upper credit.

Prospective candidates are also advised to note that admission requirements and its process differ among faculties and departments.

Admission Requirements for Postgraduates

Uniabuja offers courses leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma Certificate, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. The general admission requirements include the following:

  • Attainment of O’ level results with at least 5 credits in Maths and English and three other subjects at no more than two sittings.

  • Candidates applying for masters degree programmes must obtain at least second class lower division in the relevant discipline.

  • Prospective candidates for Ph.D. programmes must obtain a minimum average score of 60% in their Master’s degree.

  • Candidates seeking admission into the Postgraduate Diploma programme must possess a University degree with a minimum grade of a third class, or HND grade with a minimum of  Lower Credit.

  • Candidates are also advised to prepare for an oral screening or interview as well as a written examination.

Prospective Postgraduate (PG) students can visit the PG portal at

The University of Abuja website can be found at

Facilities At the University

Uniabuja is known for its well-structured buildings and service centers. The University provides lecture halls, and staff buildings for students and staff of the institution, as well as halls of residence, academic blocks, faculty buildings, the Senate building, a library, an online repository for journals, lecture notes and articles; and so much more.

Things To Know About Uniabuja


Uniabuja is situated in a secure location.

What to Bring

Before heading to the University, here are a few things to bring along;

  1. Educational Materials and Books
  2. Academic Documents
  3. Cash
  4. Valid Identification

Most Common Visitors

Staff, Students, Research and Education Enthusiasts.

Weather At The University of Abuja

The weather on campus is accustomed to that of its location in the “middle belt region” of the country. The season’s unique to this region are the dry and rainy season. The University also experiences its fair share of harsh and normal weather conditions.

Best Time To Visit The University

Uniabuja is open to inquiries, visits, study, and exploration. The best time to visit is during office hours on weekdays.

Best Features

Located in the nation’s capital gives Uniabuja that edge of been an institution of class. The institution combines academic excellence with the pursuit of unity in Nigeria.

Writer’s Review

The University encourages the advancement of higher learning and holds out to everyone irrespective of race, sex, religion or political orientation. I definitely recommend a visit to the Institution.


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