American University of Nigeria, Adamawa.

98 Lamido Zubairu Way, Yola Township Bypass, Yola

American University of Nigeria Description

About American University of Nigeria

AUN as the University is fondly called is a private institution, established with an American style of Education, providing programmes accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to students at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Professional levels. The University was founded in 2003, by former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar and other stakeholders. Conceived as Africa’s first development University,  it is the only University with an American style of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and provides its students with the tools to achieve personal growth and material success with a high focus on Information Technology (IT). AUN was originally called ABTI and is currently a member of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities, and the Global Liberal Arts Alliance.


American University of Nigeria Faculties and Courses Offered

The University consists of 5 schools, offering the following undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:


School of Arts and Science

  • Communication and Multimedia Design

  • Natural and Environmental Science

  • English Language and Literature

  • Petroleum Chemistry

  • Economics, e.t.c


School of Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Business Administration

  • Accounting

  • FInance

  • Marketing

  • Management

  • Entrepreneurship


School of Information Technology and Communication

  • Software Engineering

  • Computer Science

  • Information Systems

  • Telecommunication and Wireless Technology


School of Law, and the;


School of Postgraduate Studies: This offers the following degree courses;

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management

  • MBA, MSc, PhD in Business Administration

  • Masters in Information Technology

  • Masters in Telecommunications

  • Masters in Information Science

  • Masters, PhD in Computer Science

  • Masters, PhD in Information System...


AUN Facilities

AUN is a residential campus situated on 2,400 hectares of land. The University provides a conducive learning environment, with small classrooms to enhance class interaction and deep Understanding. It is also home to a standard library also called an e-library which was given an award for the most innovative international library in 2013. Other facilities at the institution include convenient hostel accommodation for students, academic blocks and offices, science and IT laboratories, cafeteria’s, relaxation centres, a University club, an ICT centre, and a modern hotel.The University recently opened an Agricultural Entrepreneurship School on a local farmstead near the campus.


American University of Nigeria Admission Requirements

The University has provision for prospective undergraduates and postgraduates in very specific fields. We've compiled details about the admission requirement at the institution. Find them below:


Admission Requirements for Undergraduates Into AUN

Admission into the University is relatively selective, and students have to go out of their way to show that they want the admission. The admission officers carefully scrutinize the applications as applicants are accessed by their JAMB, WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, IGCSE, e.t.c scores, and SS1, SS2, and SS3 transcripts. Only students with the highest scores and qualifications are eventually selected.


In addition to the above, the admission requirement at the University also includes:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English, and 3 other related subjects. For students, going in for law, it is compulsory that you have a credit pass in Literature.

  • In addition, applicants must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 180) in UTME.


Admission Requirements For Postgraduates Into AUN

The University has a continuous postgraduate system, comprising spring (January), summer (May), and Fall (August) semesters. A prospective applicant must be a graduate of a recognized University with an average grade point of 3.0 on a 5.0 CGPA scale. Other requirements may include:

  • Graduate certificate with verifiable grades and required grade point average.

  • Academic transcript from University attended.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

  • A current Curriculum Vitae

  • A personal statement of purpose, and

  • NYSC discharge certificate.


In addition to meeting all the above, each applicant is expected to have a minimum of one-year work experience, preferably at the mid-level of senior management level.


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Things To Know About American University of Nigeria

For travelers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know:



The University is situated in a very secure location, with maximum security on campus.


Best Time To Visit

During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquiries, study, and exploration.


Most Common Visitors

At the University, be sure to find students, staff, and education enthusiasts.


Writer’s Review

The University is highly focused on the use of IT facilities as key tools in teaching and has over the years gained a prestigious reputation, and has become an academic hub for brilliant minds.


Notable Milestones

Resulting from AUN’s unique approach to teaching and community service, the University receives accolades from international organizations and institutions. One of such is the conferment of the first-ever Harry Wofford Global Citizenship Award on the AUN founder, Atiku Abubakar, by the American Peace Corps in 2011. Past and present Presidents of the institution have also received prestigious awards as well.



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