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By training students for leadership and initiative, Augustine University, Ilara promotes the illustrious legacy of Catholic higher education and achieves excellence in intellectual, cultural, and moral standards. To “Foster Student Learning Through High Quality, Career-Oriented Education, Combining Personal Development, Technology, Business and Management,” the university’s mission statement reads. Undergraduate and graduate programs at Augustine University will be practitioner-oriented to cater to the demands of a diverse student body.

About Augustine University, Ilara

The idea of creating a university was nurtured by the university’s founder, His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, who until August 2012 served as the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos and was since succeeded by Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins. It is noteworthy that the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has supported educational growth in its jurisdiction since 1973. As a result, numerous elementary and secondary schools were founded. The Archdiocese founded the first privately-owned college of education in Nigeria, St. Augustine’s College of Education, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, to promote high-quality higher education. To this end, the decision to form Augustine University was made. 

A choice motivated by the Proprietor’s conviction that higher education, as a major source of ideas and innovation, plays an important role in our contemporary world. The Federal Government of Nigeria authorized corporate groups and organizations to create private universities as long as they met the requirements in acknowledgment of both this fact and the need to increase access to higher education in the nation.

Due to this, the Visionary had to form a planning and execution group, which he did under the leadership of Professor Joseph O. Obemeata, a retired professor from the University of Ibadan. Members of the Committee were tasked with helping to “midwife” the creation of a top-notch institution of higher learning that would draw bright students from different backgrounds within Nigeria and outside and prepare them for all-around training and development.

Between the Equator’s latitudes of 6 degrees 39.194’N and 6 degrees 39.475’N and its longitudes of 4 degrees 00.310’E and 4 degrees 01.263’E, Augustine University is situated on 153.84 hectares of land with classrooms, office space, dormitories for students, a library for students, labs, workshops, staff quarters, and other facilities. The University’s campus is situated along Igbonla Road in the Lagos State local government district of Ilara-Epe, Epe.

The Ilara village is located in the center of the site, which is primarily made up of farmlands and was massed up by individuals and outlying settlements. Odo-Ragunsin on the Ijebu Ode-Epe Road, Odo-Yangunsin, Ilara’s neighbor to the northeast, and Igboye at the very northern end are further outlying communities. On the southern side of Ilara village, there are also the communities of Ibonwon and Odo-Suola.

Faculty and Departments In Augustine University, Ilara


Department of Biological Sciences

  • Microbiology Programme
  • Biology Programme
  • Biotechnology Programm
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Programme

Department of Chemical Sciences 

  • Chemistry Programme
  • Biochemistry Programme

Department of Mathematical Sciences  

  • Computer Science Programme
  • Mathematics Programme
  • Cyber Security Programme
  • Information Technology, Programme
  • Software Engineering Programme

Department of Physics 

  •  Physics Programme


Department of Accounting and Finance

  • B.Sc. Accounting and Finance
  • B.Sc. Banking and Finance

Department of Business Administration

  • B.Sc. Business Administration

Department of Economics

  • B.Sc. Economics

Department of English

  • B.A. English

Department of Mass Communication and Media Studies

  • B.Sc. Mass Communication

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • B.A. Philosophy
  • B.A. Religious Studies

Department of Political Science and International Relations

  • B.Sc. Political Science 

FAQS about Augustine University, Ilara

Q. How many Students Does Augustine University, Ilara admit per year?

A. AUI Graduates 61 Students in the academic year 2022/2023.

Q. Is Augustine University, Ilara a Federal or State School? 

A. It is a Federal Government approved Catholic University.

Q. What is the Jamb cut-off mark for AUI?

A. The AUI cut-off point is quite low, which means that it is simple to achieve up to 160 on the JAMB, in contrast to other Federal institutions and Private Schools that have the same standard as AUI but still require a minimum cut-off mark of 180.

Q. What is AUI’s Official Website?


Q. Is Augustine University, Ilara a good school?

A. It is one of the World’s Best Universities. 

Q. Are there hostels at Augustine University, Ilara?

A. AUI lodging charge has just become accessible for both new and continuing students. 

Q. When is the Post UTME form coming out for AUI?

A. The 2023 AUI admissions form. Registration is currently open for the Augustine University Post-UTME form site for the 2023–2024 academic session. With the Augustine University Post UTME registration page, you can get the Augustine University to form 2023/2024.

Q. Is Augustine University, Ilara Under ASUU?

A. No.

Q. Who founded Augustine University, Ilara?

A. AUI is a private Catholic-owned University.

Q. What are the requirements for AUI?

A. Augustine University, Ilara Admission Requirements

Before being allowed to enroll at Augustine University, Ilara, prospective students must meet the following general prerequisites and be at least 16 years old:

  • The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board will handle all admissions at Augustine University, Ilara (JAMB)
  • Candidates must have five (5) credit passes in SSCE (or its equivalent) in appropriate topics, including English and mathematics, at not more than two sittings to be admitted to Augustine University’s Ilara 100 level (UTME). Get a passing grade in the UTME in the pertinent disciplines and fulfill the post-UTME screening requirements set forth by the university.
  • Candidates should have at least two (2) A’ level (or its equivalent) full passes in relevant subjects, possess NCE, or have a good first degree in another field, depending on the situation, to be admitted to Augustine University’s Ilara 200 level (direct entry). This is in addition to the five SSCE credit passes that were mentioned earlier.
  • Degree holders and holders of the Higher National Diploma (HND) from accredited universities and polytechnics may be admitted to the programs at the 300 level to pursue a degree course, depending on each program.

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