List of Nigerian Universities Catchment Areas


Candidates seeking admission into higher institutions of learning always wished they can lay hands on information about Nigerian Universities Catchment Areas for their chosen schools. Reason being that some institutions set lower admission cut off marks for some states than they do for others. This article contain list of Nigerian Universities and their catchment areas.

Reasons For Catchment Areas In Admission

In human geography, Wikipedia defined a catchment area as an area and population from which a city or individual service attracts visitors or customers. For example, a school catchment area is the geographic area from which students are eligible to attend a local school. Bringing this down to Nigeria, most Federal Schools respect the fact that some states are educationally less developed than others.
Nigeria’s higher education admission entrance selection criteria has therefore, been fashioned in a way that favor students from some ‘newer’ states. For this reason, an applicant from Ebonyi who obtained same score admission into (say, UNN) with a candidate from Imo may be granted admission in expense of that from Imo. This trend is also reflected in Federal Characters and Staffing during employments.
In the case of State Universities, catchment areas are set to favor candidates from the university host state. This is why an Imolite candidate may be admitted into IMSU (for instance) with a score of 200 may be admitted while someone from Abia with score of 220 will not be considered for same course.
Let’s get to the point to acquaint you with universities and their catchment areas. This information is vital as you strive to gain admission into Federal Institutions this year.


List of Nigerian Universities Catchment Areas

  • University of Benin (UNIBEN): Edo Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL): Cross-Rivers Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS): Plateau Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plareau
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG): Lagos Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo, Ogun
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN): Ilorin Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Plareau, Sokoto, Zamfara
  • University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID): Borno Adamawa, Borno. Bauchi, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
  • University of Uyo (UNIUYO): Akwa-Ibom Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Rivers
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK): Anambra, Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Ebonyi, Imo
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria: Kaduna Adamawa , Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Gombe, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Nasarawa, Yobe, Zamfara, Taraba
  • Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU): Bauchi Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
  • Bayero University Kano (BUK): Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA): Ondo, Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMinna): Minna Niger, Benue, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Zamfara
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO): Imo Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Imo, Enugu
  • Federal University of Technology, Yola (FUTYola) now Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH): Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife: Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ondo
  • Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUSOK): Sokoto Jigawa, Kwara, Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Kano, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN): Enugu Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Rivers

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