University of Ilorin: Courses and Cool Facts to Know

University of Ilorin Courses Unilorin Portal and admissions
University of Ilorin Courses Unilorin Portal and admissions

The University of Ilorin in Kwara state is one of the best ranking Federal universities in Nigeria based on NUC rating.

Do you want to know about University of Ilorin’s courses and also cool facts about the Unilorin programmes? Well, if yes! I would also love to tell you about this great institution.

Without taking much of your time, let’s get started.


University of Ilorin Overview

University of Ilorin is one of the best universities in Nigeria presently. This institution was founded in 1975 by the Federal Military government. University of Ilorin can also be called UNILORIN and it is located in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria.

Do you know that University of Ilorin has a number of students ranging up to 50,000 and also has an administrative staff of 500?

Good, this is to show that University of Ilorin is a well-populated school where students from any of the 36 states of Nigeria desire to study in.

What is the Motto of Unilorin?

The motto of University of Ilorin is “PROBITAS DOCTRINAL” which means “In learning and In Character”.

Unilorin Identity

Unilorin logo

  • Name: University of Ilorin
  • Acronym: UNILORIN
  • Founded in: 1975
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Motto: Probitas Doctrinal
  • Location: Ilorin, Kwara State

Official Unilorin Portal

The official website of Unilorin is:


University of Ilorin official website - Unilorin Portal

The Address of University of Ilorin

PMB 1515, Ilorin, 24003, Nigeria.


Contact number: +2348000000000


Do you know that it is the work of the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) is to accredit Universities in Nigeria? You can know more about the NUC as it was well detailed in our post of 51 top Nigerian Universities.

For UNILORIN, the NUC has given this institution full accreditation to all the 23 academic programs that were recently provided.

With these accreditation, it shows that UNILORIN have the license to produce graduates from different faculties provided by UNILORIN and which is a symbol credibility.

The Size Profile of University of Ilorin

Here is a brief Profile and information about University of Ilorin below:

Students Enrollment: Over 50,000

Number of Academic Staff: About 500

Owned by: Federal Military Government (Makes it a federal government University)

Academic calendar for 2019/2020: Not available yet

Accommodation: Hostels are available on campus and students are also allowed to stay off campus. It depends on individual’s choice but students staying off campus to have their risks to bare.

About University of Ilorin Student Union

Like I said the other time, University of Ilorin is a well-populated Institution with a lot students. These students usually have different organized activities which involve only students.

Do not be surprised that University of Ilorin has 3 different student Unions and which are listed below:

  • Central Executive Council (CEC).
  • Senate Council (SC); which was formerly called Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
  • Judicial Council (JC).

Unilorin Admission List Requirements for 100L Students

University of Ilorin Courses - Unilorin portal and facts

The candidate must:

  • Select UNILORIN as his/her first choice of Institution.
  • Have at least five credit passes in SSCE/GCE in relevant subjects and in not more than two sittings.
  • Must have a minimum of 200 JAMB Score in his or her UTME Result.
  • Must participate in UNILORIN Post UTME Screening exercise after a successful registration on the University portal. Mind you, you need to log in to your portal regularly to check if your post UTME date has been sent.

Admission Requirements for 200 (Direct Entry) Level Students.

The candidate must obtain at least five credit passes in SSCE/GCE and in relevant subjects in which shouldn’t be more than two sittings.

The candidate must also have NCE/OND/JUPEB or equivalent with credit passes in relevant subjects.

Unilorin Admission Process

Firstly, you need to know that the University of Ilorin Portal is opened to students that wants to involve in the following studies:

  • Undergraduate
  • Postgraduate
  • Institution of Education
  • Ilorin Business School
  • Sasakawa
  • Remedial

Now, here are the steps for admission process to University of Ilorin.

Before going into steps for registration, you should know that each candidate must have met the conditions set out by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the University of Ilorin in order to be eligible.

  • The Candidate must have been approved by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on their central Admission Processing system (CAPS).
  • The candidate must have accepted the offer of admission which has been approved by JAMB.

Steps for University of Ilorin Undergraduate Registration.

STEP 1: Profile Update

  1. Open UNILORIN’s website through and click on undergraduate which can be found under portals.
  2. Click on Pre-admission screening Login link which you would find on Undergraduate portal. On the displayed page, use your JAMB registration number as your Login ID and use your surname as your Password.
  3. The next thing to do is to click on Check Admission status.
  4. Read the CAPS Declaration form to either accept or reject the offer of admission for the course you’ve been admitted for.
  5. Within the period of Two weeks, you are to pay an acceptance fee of Twenty Five Thousand Naira only via your valid ATM card.

STEP 2: Procedures for Clearance (Involves uploading of documents).

  1. Upload your required documents as prescribed by UNILORIN and wait for Clearance.
  2. After that, you would be asked to pay some charges in which you would see on the portal (school fees and some other fees).

STEP 3: Course Registration

After completing the steps above, communicate with your level adviser or HOD on the courses you need to register that suits your program.

  1. You need to update your Bio-data by logging in to your portal (UNILORIN Portal).
  2. Click on Course Registration to begin to select your courses as prescribed by your HOD or Level Adviser and click on Submit after the approval of your level adviser.
  3. Then print out your preliminary course Registration form and communicate with your level adviser to authenticate the selected courses before paying the faculty and departmental charges through your ATM Card (Visa and Master Card).
  4. You need to be aware that the school would not return any paid fees on wrongly selected courses for the school has already warned the students to authenticate their selected courses through their level adviser. Add or Drop payment may apply for change of course.
  5. You also need to be aware of fraudsters in the handling of your payment card details and imposters who send SMS with promises of assistance after paying them.

University of Ilorin Anthem

Luckily, when you find yourself admitted into University of Ilorin, it would be also nice for you to know the School Anthem which I have the lyrics for you below:

{UNILORIN ANTHEM} By Lavinia L. odejimi and Abraham T.J. Adavi.

In love, peace and harmony,

We shall build the tower


Hear the clarion call,

In Unity we grow

Committed to the seat of our learnings,

Our hearts from vanity.

Standing firm in wisdom, in Knowledge and truth,

We honor your virtues;

UNILORIN, you stand in strength and pride,

Learning, winning, building, praying,

Showing the way for all who yearn,

Making a future for the ones who follow,

Raising high we must never turn.

Ilorin, UNILORIN, your torch has guided us

Upwards and onwards

Ilorin, UNILORIN our Alma mater,

We Sing!

Courses Offered In Unilorin

Here is a list of the faculties of UNILORIN along with their courses.

Faculty of Social sciences

  • Geography & Environmental management
  • Geography &Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Political Science

Faculty of Law

  • Private and property law
  • Business law
  • Public law
  • Islamic law
  • Jurisprudence and International law

Faculty of Arts

  • Performing Arts
  • History
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Religious studies
  • Linguistics & Nigerian Languages
  • International Relations
  • French

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Public Administration
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Crop Protecting
  • Agric Economics and farm management
  • Aquaculture and fisheries
  • Forest Resources and Food science
  • Agriculture and Bio-system

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Geology and mineral sciences
  • Geophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  1. Faculty of Education
  • Counsellor Education
  • Educational Management
  • Science Education
  • Arts Education
  • Arts and social Science Education
  • Human Kinetics and Health Education

Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences

  • Information and communication Science
  • Mass communication
  • Computer Science
  • Library and Information Studies
  • Telecommunication Science

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Otorhinoryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral Science
  • Epidemiology and community Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy practice
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Chemistry

Faculty of Basic Medical Science

  • Physiology
  • Medical microbiology and parasitology
  • Geography and environmental Management
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics
  • Anatomy
  • Pathology
  • Hematology

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Veterinary medicine
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Pathology
  • Veterinary physiology & Biochemistry
  • Veterinary parasitology & Entomology
  • Veterinary microbiology & parasitology
  • Veterinary physiology & pharmacology
  • Veterinary public health & Preventive medicine

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Agric & Bio system Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials & Metallurgical Engineering

Life Sciences

Environmental Sciences.

Campus Life and UNILORIN Slangs With Meanings

It has been made known that UNILORIN is one of the top 10 best federal Universities in Nigeria.

Course offered in University of Ilorin

It is also a cool institution to study and as well have fun, for students have their way of communicating and this is a fun thing to explore here. I am going to tell you about few of some UNILORIN Slangs.

  • Face Tanke: Tanke means an area in Ilorin and when you face tanke, it means expulsion or suspension or rustication.
  • Korope: This is a popular word for a vehicle which is used for transport by people who have no interest in Taxi
  • Spill-splash-splosh: Spill means one extra, splash means two extra years, splosh means 3 extra years in the University.
  • S: It is usually used by big boys and big girls. It means permanent site to meet and gist.
  • Jacking: This means reading.
  • Off-K: It means off campus.

Here is the acceptable dress code of UNILORIN (gotten from their Website:

university of ilorin dress codes

University of Ilorin (Summary)

What do you think of this information about University of Ilorin? Are you planning to study in this beautiful institution?

Well, you should really give it a try, you would love the Institution, for it has a lot of courses in which you are free to choose from so far it suits your interest.

So what do you have to say concerning this post? Helpful or not? Use the comment box below to say anything you feel about this post.



  1. Pls can I study business education in unilorin with OND in office technology and management/secretarial studies

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