Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University

country rank  38
world rank  7170

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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.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Private Mailbox 0248
Bauchi (population range: 250,000-499,999)
740004 Bauchi
T +234 (77) 543500
F +234 (77) 543734

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
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
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Not reported
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 500-599
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
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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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018