Afe Babalola University, Ekiti.

Km 8.5, Afe Babalola Way, Ado-Ikare Road, Ado Ekiti

Afe Babalola University Description

About Afe Babalola University

Afe Babalola University fondly called 'ABUAD' is a non-profit, Federal Government Licensed, Private University established in 2009 by Afe Babalola, a Lawyer, and Philanthropist. With a vision “to lead education reform in Nigeria by providing a world-class educational centre of excellence in academic, character, sports and vocational development”, the University boasts of been the only University in Nigeria that moved to its permanent site prior to the issuance of provisional license by the Federal Government, and consequently received accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for its Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree programmes. According to, ABUD ranks as the 29th University in the country, and 6200 in the world with an enrollment range of 5,000-5,999 students and an admission rate range of 90-100% making the University’s admission process less selective.


ABUAD offers academic programmes in six (6) colleges namely, College of Social and Management Sciences; College of Law; College of Engineering; College of Science; College of Health Sciences; and a school of Postgraduate Studies. Graduating its first set of students totaling 101 in 2013, ABUD has grown over time to have a student population of over 6,000 students with groundbreaking achievements of academic excellence.


Faculties At Afe Babalola University

ABUAD runs a collegiate system, unlike other Nigerian Universities, slightly attracting students with its style of administration. Colleges at the University are as follows:

College of Social and Management Sciences

College of Science

College of Law

College of Engineering

College of Medicine and Health Science


Courses At Afe Afe Babalola

ABUAD courses are accredited by NUC and other relevant professional bodies, and they are for officially recognized higher education degrees such as Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in several disciplines. The courses offered include the following:

College of Social and Management Sciences

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Political Science

  • Sociology

  • Business Administration

  • Intelligence and Security Studies

  • Communication and Media Studies

  • Social Justice Programmes

  • International Relations and Diplomacy Programmes, e.t.c.

College of Science

  • Biochemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Petroleum Chemistry

  • Industrial Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Science

  • Geology

  • Physics and Electronics

  • Human Biology


College of Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Petroleum Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechatronics Engineering


College of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • Anatomy

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Nursing Science

  • Physiology

  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics

  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics.


Facilities at ABUAD

The facilities and resources at ABUAD include College buildings, College Hostels, Staff Quarters, College Laboratories, Academic Blocks, Counselling and Academic units. The University is also home to

  • A Teaching Hospital.

  • An Agricultural Farm.

  • An Open CourseWare with links to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • An E-library: Which comprises of journals, articles, and an online repository.

  • An Online access to free movies.

  • A Talent Discovery Center

  • ABUAD Inn: A five star Inn located on campus and was established to provide cutting-edge luxury accommodation to its customers.

  • Auxiliary services such as staff and student cafeteria, a bakery, a laundry room, a water processing plant;

And a host of other standard facilities.


Admission Requirements Into Afe Babalola University

ABUAD Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

Prospective applicants are required to have a minimum of five O’ level Credits in Mathematics, English and three other subjects, at one sitting, and also attain the prescribed UTME cut-off mark for that year. It’s important to note that O’ level subject combinations and admission requirements vary across departments and colleges, with each one having their own admission requirement.  

For prospective Direct- Entry level students, a Direct entry form from JAMB is a key requirement in your admission process, also candidates with HND, ND, JUPEB or A level are eligible to apply.

Application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session sell at the cost of N10,500 and should be paid to the provided account numbers.


ABUAD Postgraduate Admission Requirements:

Asides the compulsory requirement of a minimum of five O’ level Credits in Mathematics, English and other related subjects, there are specific admission requirements for different postgraduate degree programmes. The General requirements are as follows:

For Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) Programmes

  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from any NUC approved institution must obtain a minimum of a third class degree in a relevant discipline; while HND holders must obtain a minimum of Lower Credit.  

For Master’s Degree Programmes

  • Applicants with Bachelor’s degree from ABUAD or any NUC approved institution must obtain a minimum of Second Class Lower Division in a relevant discipline.

  • Candidates with a Third Class Division or an HND with a PGD at a weighted average of 50% may be considered for admission.

  • Candidates are also advised to prepare themselves for an oral or written examination and must show a high level of intellectual capability and maturity.


For details and Information about admission requirements and eligibility; application forms; courses and programmes; partnership and inquiries, visit the University’s website at


Other Things To Note About ABUAD

“For travelers who intend to visit/ prospective students; here are a few things to note”:


The University is located in a secure location. Maximum security is guaranteed.


What To Bring

Before heading to Afe Babalola University, here are a few things to come along with:

  • Books and Other Educational materials


Things To Do While At ABUAD

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

  • Study

  • Make Inquiries

  • Attend academic, social and religious event(s)

  • Make extensive use of the library for academic and research purposes


School Fees At ABUAD For The 2017/2018 Academic Session

Schools Fees For Fresh Undergraduates based on accommodation preference include:

Law: N1,472,000 - N1,672,000

Medicine: 1,749,000 - N1,947,000

Engineering: N1,247,000 - N1,447,000

Sciences and Health Sciences: N897,000 - N1,097,000


School Fees For Returning Students based on accommodation preference include:

Law: N1,436,000 - N1,636,000

Medicine: N1,686,000 - N1,886,000

Engineering: N1,186,000 - N1,386,000

Science and Health Sciences: N836,000 - 1,036,000

The school fees include tuition fee, medicals, library card, development levy, sports fees, accommodation and other miscellaneous fees.

More details about ABUAD school fees for 2017/2018 academic session can be found on the University's website.


Best Features

The University named after its founder Aare Afe Babalola is located on 130 hectares of land and is regarded as Africa’s fastest-growing private University.


Notable Milestones

  • ABUAD is the first University in West Africa to run Mechatronics programme as a degree course.

  • Based on the brilliant and stimulating presentations by the ABUAD representatives at the Oxford Symposium, the University School, Oxford unanimously endorsed ABUAD to play host to the 2016 and third edition of the Oxford Symposium.

  • The University established an Agricultural Enterprise comprising of fish farms and cash crop farms.


Writer’s Review

It features state-of-the-art facilities making the University an ideal learning institute for all students. Notable landmark achievements attract parents and students to the institution.



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