University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN): All You Need To Know


The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) was established in 1955 by Nnamdi Azikiwe as a higher institution in the country. Currently ranked by Webometrics as the 10th Best University in Nigeria and 4,100th in the world, the Philosophy of the University is to seek truth, teach truth and preserve truth while her Motto is to restore the Dignity of Man. Her Vision Statement is to create a functional, globally competitive & research-focused University which is not just an Ivory Tower, but responsive to the needs of the society, while delivering World-class education and knowledge.

Her Mission Statement is to place UNN in the forefront of research and development, innovation, knowledge, transfer and human resources development in the global academic terrain, while promoting the core values which will ensure the restoration of the dignity of man.

University of Nigeria Nsukka Main

University of Nigeria Main Entrance gate


The Federal University which is located in Enugu State, Nigeria was formally opened on the 7th of October, 1960 with an enrollment of 220 students and 13 members of academic staff.

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UNN has four campuses which are located in Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla in Enugu State; and Aba in Abia State. The University Teaching Hospital is located in Ituku-Ozalla. The University consists of 15 Faculties and 102 departments.

The current Vice Chancellor of UNN is Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba. The University has a Staff Strength of 1,519 and about 36,000 students.

University of Nigeria Nsukka Faculties

The faculties include Agriculture, Arts, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Dentistry and Education. Other faculties include Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences & Technology, Law, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

Admission Into University Of Nigeria Nsukka

The steps for gaining admission into UNN are similar to other higher institutions in the country. Prospective students are expected to have their WAEC and NECO results with at least 5 credits in English language, Mathematics and at least 3 other subjects relevant to the course the student intends to study.

The student is also expected to write the UTME examination with a minimum score of 180. The student then writes Post UTME organized by the University and is expected to get the cut-off mark of the course he intends to study.

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UNN Post Graduate Admission Requirements

To get admission into the Post Graduate School for Postgraduate Diploma, prospective students are expected to be graduates of recognized universities or have an upper credit level pass at HND or its equivalent area of studies. Some professional qualifications may also be considered.

For Master’s Degree, the candidate is expected to have relevant Postgraduate Diplomas from the University of Nigeria with at least credit level passes, or first degrees scores of 50% or above.

For Doctorate Degree (Ph.D), prospective students are expected to have obtained a masters degree appropriate for the proposed areas of study with a minimum of 3.50 grade point on a 5-point scale. The main campus of the university is located at Nsukka in Enugu State and her website is




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  1. ikenna emewu

    It’s good you have this site and page. But it would be better that the facts are correct
    The error in the beginning is unpardonable that UNN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1995. GOD FORBID THIS. And towards the end, you narrated UNN started academic business or opened in 1960. Please how do you reconcile the two. Something is wrong with that and needs to be corrected. And for the records, UNN was created by a law of the Eastern Region of Nigeria in 1957 when construction commenced and opened for academic works in 1960
    Kindly update the facts to reflect that the WORLD UNIVERSITIES RANKING 2018 PLACES UNN AT 1433 AND NUMBER 1 IN NIGERIA

  2. Olise Moses

    Please I will like to get the list of UNN postgraduates center locations in every part of Nigeria.

  3. Olawumi christianah

    Pls I want to apply for degree and Is the school offering a computer science

    1. ikenna emewu

      Yes, Olawumi. UNN offers COMPUTERS SCIENCE. In early 1990s, I had a roommate in UNN that studied COMPUTER SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS And UNN offers ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING which is a broader and more complex and larger form of COMPUTER ENGINEERING

  4. Folake

    Sorry plz z it a must we bring our waec and neco result together?…I mean can’t Simone just bring one result?…

  5. Elegbe Christianah

    pls when is the admission for 2018/2019 starting? thanks

  6. peace

    pls I have nd in pharmacy technology with upper credit i.e 3.02gp can I do direct entry for pharmacy in unn pls contact me 09064587246

  7. josphine

    please i want to know if there is practical in nursing course

  8. Ashraf

    Hello Sir , AOA. kindly e.mail the SIZE OF YOUR University Main entry Gate we need for OUR Newly established University in Karak-Pakistan the design of your entry gate we kike thanks best regards Ashraf KK-Pakistan

  9. joshua

    how many students have UNN PG School now in 2016. thanks

  10. vanessa okafor

    I want to know more abt d school so that I will study in the university

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