Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

country rank : 30

world rank     : 6241

University Overview


Founded in 1988, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Bauchi (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. ATBU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity


Acronym ATBU
Founded 1988
Motto Doctrina matter artium
Education is the mother of the practical arts

Yearly Tuition Range


uniRank Tuition Range Matrix

Local student Not reported Not reported
Int’l student Not reported Not reported


University Admissions


Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office



Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range
Control Type Control Type
Entity Type Entity Type


Facilities and Services 


Library University Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities

Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported




Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
National Universities Commission, Nigeria




  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)


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