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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

We also have: List of Schools with NO CATCHMENT AREAS.

Is your choice school not listed? Ask a question about it below.

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  6. What are the catchment area of taraba state?

  7. What is the catchment area of taraba state?

  8. Sir. I haven’t done my jamb buh am frm Oyo I am goin 2 lasu am rikky by name

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  11. Please I am from edo state,i want to go to oau,i just wrote the post ume on the 8th of august I got 267 in jamb,i want to study law do I have a chance

  12. is kogi state part of nasarawa university catchment area pls ?

  13. pls is kogi a catchment area to nasarawa state university?

  14. pls sir, i am from ebonyi state. i applied unilorin as my school of choice this year. i score 238 for political science in jamb. wht will do?

    • @Patrick: Nice score in JAMB. You should target same or above in post UTME. You can get their past question from our website to assist you.


  16. Hi, I filled in for law oau and I scored 233 in umem oau has internal issh so I want to change to uniben nw for mass comm. please wat is d subj combo?

  17. 1hello am abia state and i want to study political science.and education but my score is 180 i put uniyo how many score am i suppose to score in there post utme exam in order to secure admission into the universty?

  18. Plz does catchment area really valid 4 admission to b issued.bcoz I choose dan fodiyo sokoto and am 4rm oyo state.need a reply it urgent

  19. Hy I’m frm Kogi state,I choose UNILAG in my jamb reg…

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  21. Please where is FUTA catchment area in Lagos? Thanks.