University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a federal government-owned university in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. It was established by a Decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975.

The University of Ilorin is located in the ancient city of Ilorin, about 500 kilometers from Abuja, the Federal capital. Ilorin, the Capital of Kwara State, is strategically located at the geographical and cultural confluence of the North and South.

The University of Ilorin was one of the seven institutions of higher learning established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975. This step, taken to implement one of the educational directives of the country’s Third National Development Plan, was aimed at providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to acquire a university education and to generate high-level manpower, so vital for the rapidly expanding economy.


  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Comm. & Information Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Law
  • Management Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physical Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine


  • The Registrar
    University of Ilorin
    P.M.B 1515
    Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria,
  • Tel: 031-821304, 07098208901
  • FAX: 031-221937