University of Ibadan, popularly known as U.I is the oldest and one of the most prestigious Universities in Nigeria. It was established in 1948 and currently has over 13 faculties. University of Ibadan is located in the heart of Oyo State, it is situated about 8km from the Ibadan city center. The University is also home to a Zoological Garden which became a full-fledged zoo in 1974. The zoo is home to several endangered species of plants and animals.
The University has over 33,000 students. The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in thirteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry.
To be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.
There are several local joints and fast food joints you can dine in around U.I. As the local delicacies of the Ibadan people are Amala, you can easily locate restaurants that offer this delicacy on their menu. Other popular restaurants such as Tanalizers, Sweet Sensation, Chicken republic, KFC and several more can be easily located around U.I.
The Coca Cola Mall in Dugbe which is about 9km from University of Ibadan is a popular shopping destination, the mall is filled with several stores where you can buy, shop and relax.
The campus grounds are lively and bustling with young and eager minds, some of the fun things to do is to
Best time to visit the University of Ibadan
As a tertiary institution, the University of Ibadan is almost always on session, if the undergraduates are on break, the Maters and PhD students would be in session, so the University can be visited at any time.