Babcock University, Ogun.

Ilishan-Remo, Off Sagamu-Benin Expressway

Babcock University Description

About Babcock University

Babcock University popularly called BU was named after David C. Babcock, an American missionary who pioneered the works of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. Babcock a co-educational Seventh-day Adventist Church University was formerly established as a senior college (Adventist College of West Africa) in September 1959. In 1999, the University was recognized as one of the first three (3) private Universities in the Country, accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC), and other accreditation bodies. BU started off with it’s first batch of 1,006 students in its first year, commencing with three (3) faculties which later became schools, and over the years, more schools, including a postgraduate school which took off in 2010, and a medical school in 2012. The University boasts of departmental upgrades and addition of new programmes due to the increase in current market demand, and the delivery of maximum security to both students and staff of the institution.
Babcock University is located at Ilishan-Remo, Off Sagamu-Benin Expressway, Ogun state, Nigeria. The University is a relatively small coeducational higher in institution with an enrollment range of 5,000-5,999 students, with an admission rate range of 10-20% making it a highly selective institution. BU offers courses and programmes for higher education degrees such as Bachelor, Masters, and Postgraduate degrees, in several disciplines, with admission open to both national and international students based on entrance examinations, and past academic grades or records. With a mission of “preparing people for useful and joy-filled lives, fostering friendship with God, whole-person development, Bible-based values, and selfless service in accordance with the Seventh-day Adventist mission to the world”, BU has earned an Award as the Best Private University in Africa, and overtime is expanding new frontiers.

Faculties at Babcock University

Babcock University offers courses and programs recognized by NUC, and other accreditation bodies. The programs offered at BU include a wide range or courses for higher education degrees such as Bachelors degree, Masters degree and Doctorate degree in diverse disciplines. At BU, faculties are also called schools and they include the following:
Benjamin S. Carson (Snr) School of Medicine
Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences
School of Computing and Engineering Sciences
School of Education and Humanities
School of Law and Security Studies
School of Nursing Sciences
School of Public and Allied Health
School of Science and Technology
School of Management Sciences
School of Postgraduate Studies
It’s important to note that the latest additions to the school of Education and Humanities are the Music and Creative and Educational foundations departments.
Courses Offered at Babcock University
With over ten (10) schools, BU offers adequate and related courses that suits the various choices of prospective students and applicants. Below are the schools and their departments.
School of Education and Humanities
Department of History and International Studies
Department of Languages and Literary Studies
Department of Education
Department of Religious Studies
Department of Music and Creative Arts
School of Management Sciences
Department of Accounting
Department of Banking and Finance
Department of Business Administration and Marketing
School of Law and Security Studies
Department of Law
School of Science and Technology
Department of Agriculture and Industrial Technology
Department of Microbiology
Department of Basic Sciences
School of Computing and Engineering Sciences
Department of Computer Science
School of Nursing
Department of Nursing
School of Public and Allied Health
Department of Public Health’
Department of Medical Laboratory Science
Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences
Department of Economics
Department of Mass Communication
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Department of Social Work and Human Services
College of Health and Medical Science Benjamin S. Carson (Snr) School of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Anatomy
Department of Physiology
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Admission Requirement Into Babcock University

The University offers admission for: JUPEB A-level, Pre Degree, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate degrees.
JUPEB A-level Admission:
BU offers admission into their foundation programmes in collaboration with Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB). The program runs for one (1) year after which successful candidates are admitted into 200 level in any of the listed University programs.
Application forms for the 2017/2018 foundation program can be found at

Undergraduate Degree Admission:

Prospective applicants are informed of the sale of the JAMB registration form, and it’s closure on the 6th February 2018. Applicants are advised to register before the closing date, and candidates with their e-pin can register at Babcock University Registry, and also write their examination on the school’s campus. Prospective students are also to note that admission process for applicants who do not get to the prescribed JAMB cut-off will not be reviewed. General admission requirement into BU is a minimum of 5 Credits in SSCE/NECO/GCE examination or their equivalent at no more than 2 sittings, and no more than 1 sitting for Medicine and Surgery applicants. Candidates below the age of 16 are also advised not to apply.
The application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session is currently closed, but the application website can be visited for more information at

Pre Degree Admission:

BU also offers pre-degree programs designed to prepare students for admission into courses of their choice. Admission into this program is dependent on the good performance of the applicant, and applicants must have passed the prescribed JAMB cut-off for that current year. A minimum of 5 O’level Credits relevant to the chosen field of study is also required. The program runs for two semesters, after which successful students will be admitted into 100 level. Sale of the pre degree application form begins normally around June/July for each year and ends in September. The pre degree portal can be visited for more information at

Postgraduate Degree Admission:

Information about the postgraduate degree admission process, and the various courses offered can be found at
For more information about BU, their admission process, and programs offered visit the school’s website on

Facilities at Babcock University

The facilities at Babcock University include: full furnished and conductive lecture halls, halls of residence, residential and office buildings, library, a University teaching hospital (BUTH), and a host of other awesome facilities.

Other Noteworthy Things About Babcock University

“For travellers who intend to visit/ for prospective students of the institution, here are some things to note”:
BU offers maximum security, with 24 hours surveillance. It is a very safe location.

What to Bring

Books and other Educational materials.

Things to do while at Babcock University

Enroll for full and part time courses.
Receive lectures.
Attend educational, social and religious events.
Make enquiries.
Make extensive use of the library for reading and research purposes.
Worship at religious centres in the University

Most Common Visitors

Staff, Students, and Researchers are the most common people you will find there.

Best Features

BU is a Christian private University that has risen through the ranks to become one of the most reputable Universities in Nigeria. Through a thorough religious and academical background, graduates of BU have come to be respected and are well represented in almost all walks of life in the nation.

School Fees at BU

The University boasts of the fact that it does not accept extra or hidden charges asides from that announced on the University’s official website. BU provides a relatively fair tuition fee as compared to other private universities. The average tuition fee at BU N600,000-N650,000, this fee comprises of accomodation, feeding, medical insurance, and other miscellaneous fees. More detailed information about the tuition fee for each can be found at the official website of the University.

Babcock University UMIS

This platform makes it easy for students, staff, employees, alumnae and employers to have quick and easy access to facilities and resources as well as information about the institution. It offers easy access to students who wish to pay their fees online, register for their class, and also explore other features. More information about this platform can be found at

Writer’s Review

As a Seventh-day Adventist school, it incorporates the doctrines and practises of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to lead each student to a total dedication of life in selfless service for God and Humanity. As the motto implies “Humility, Truth, and Service”, the University strifes to imbibe these principles in its students guiding them to the formation of a character marked by integrity, self-discipline, responsibility, tolerance, loyalty and spiritual leadership.

Notable Milestones

Babcock University Makes History, Performs First Open Heart Surgery-Laila’s Blog- Oct 23, 2015.
Award for the Best Private University in Africa.

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