In this article, you are going to find the list of the most competitive courses in Unilorin. This post shall enlighten you more on the courses that are offered in the University of Ilorin, how competitive they are ; especially if you choose any of the courses mentioned.
Sometimes it is very important for candidates to change course either after their UTME exam to less competitive courses if they scored low in UTME or later after the University of Ilorin post-utme.
Of course, I will share with you the list of less competitive courses in another post, but it’s necessary at this time for you to know the most competitive courses in Unilorin.
Come to think of it, the University of Ilorin is one of the most competitive schools in Nigeria having around 103, 000 applicants yearly, for every student, you must very cautious and every careful about every little thing. In this case, knowing the most competitive courses in Unilorin will help you tighten your seat belt,and prepare well and if for any reason you chose those courses as your first choice.
Summary of this post: List of most competitive courses in Unilorin
In this post, am going to be listing Top 15 tough courses offered in the University of Ilorin, I shall enlighten you on why these courses are competitive, how difficult it is to be given admission in those courses and we shall most especially be talking about the best step and possible means of surely gaining admission into the courses if you have Interest in the courses mentioned.
In this post, we shall look into the courses deeper and highlight the major reason why they are so competitive in the University of IIorin.
Yes, we would also be talking about the career opportunity for most of these courses and how they are perceived in the Nigeria Labour market.
Lastly, we shall talk about the UTME, Direct Entry and Post-Utme cut off mark required to be admitted into the top 15 most competitive courses in the University of Ilorin.
You can bookmark this page and come back to it on a later date to check the listing changes; we shall always update the list every year. The below list of the 15 most competitive courses in Unilorin is for the year 2020, that is to say, the courses mentioned are most competitive as for the year 2020, it is subject to change anytime.
The listing shall be done in order of the most competitive to the least competitive; we have pulled a lot of data together in ascertaining this list of the most competitive courses in Unilorin. Parts of these data are:
- Total number of students who apply yearly:
- The current stipulated cut-off mark by the University.
- How lucrative the courses are in the Nigeria labor Market
- How best the Institution takes the course and the facilities on ground for teaching
Before we look into the list, let us see how the above four determiners matters in determining the most competitive courses in Unilorin.
The better you understand all of these, the more seriously you will take this list.
Total number of students who apply:
Remember the regulator of admission in Nigeria is the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, for a candidate to be admitted into the University of Ilorin he or she must first purchase UTME or JAMB’s direct entry form.
By so the doing, the board (JAMB) can be able to ascertain the total number of students that apply to each specific institution.
So ranging from the data that is provided by the Joint Admission and Matriculation board on the total number of students that choose a particular course in the University of Ilorin we can officially be able to determine the list of the most competitive courses in the Unilorin.
The current stipulated cut-off mark by the University
The next thing to look out is the cut off mark. For courses having the UTME cut off mark of 230 and above it’s obvious that those courses would be competitive.
It shows the school highly rates those courses. We may also have the post-utme cut off mark to look out although the data is not made known to the public, but though it exist and it shows how important (competitive) a courses is, and how less important (less competitive) a course is taken.
How lucrative the courses are in the Nigeria labor Market
There are some courses which offer a very huge relevant career opportunity, they are sometimes called hot cakes in the Nigerian Labour Industry.
For instance, Doctors, Pharmacist, Lawyers and even engineers are highly respected, they are well paid in fact they are the most paid and their Job is a hot cake. For this reason, Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering and the other courses had always remained competitive courses in Nigerian institutions in order to keep those courses more relevant.
How best the Institution takes the course and the facilities on ground for teaching
The last thing that we shall use to determine the competitiveness of a course is this. As concerns the point mentioned before this. For a course to be competitive those courses should be highly taken by the school and they must have the best facilities.
Take for the instant, the University of Ilorin, they have a separate campus for medical students, also they have one of the best facilities in the medical faculties, all these shows how tough those courses would be and the strict admission process that will be observed to make sure they admit the best students.
So now what ?
Enough of the whole talking now, let us dive right in listing the competitive courses. Just have it in mind that the ranking metrics of these courses where calculated using the data mentioned above that were presented to us.
Top 15 most competitive courses in Unilorin
Below are the top 15 most competitive courses in Unilorin in 2020
- MBBS ( Medicine & Surgery)
- Mass Communication
- Business Administration
- Common Law
- Computer Science
- Political Science
- Civil engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Public Administration
There you go with the official list of competitive course, the most essential data we used in pulling out the above list especially the ranking is the statistics given by JAMB.
Note: When a particular course was chosen by a high number of applicants it means that the course would be tough and your chances of gaining admission would be slim.
High cut off mark does not necessarily make a course competitive it is just one of the considerate and supportive factor.
Also see: What to read for Unilorin Post Utme
The major factor is the total number of applicants and that is what we used as presented by JAMB.
Now let’s talk about each of these courses.
1. MBBS (Medicine & Surgery)
To start with, Medicine and Surgery has always been and would always be the most competitive course in Unilorin and even other Nigerian Institution for many reasons.
Owing to the fact that, Medical personnel are well respected and well paid, their profession is one of the most highly rated profession.
Everybody wants to be a doctor, as a matter of fact a lot of parents will fight the way for their children to ensure they study Medical courses and become doctors.
In the University of Ilorin, Medicine and Surgery has always remained the most competitive which has been mostly choose in Jamb.
What is special about Medicine and Surgery?
Medicine and Surgery is the study of or the practice of the diagnosis, treatment of diseases through the use of manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to treat / investigate a pathological condition.
The course span is six years for UTME Students and five years for Direct Entry Students beginning from level 200 (year two).
It’s evidence that Doctors are always rich coupled with the fact that they save lives, the government in fact pays Medical personnel high salaries.
The good thing about this course is, one can get to be employed in more than one hospital/medical centre.
This is why Medicine and Surgery is very competitive.
How many candidates choose Medicine and Surgery in Unilorin?
Base on the 2018/2019 data presented by JAMB on the statistics of candidates that applied to a particular course in the University of Ilorin. 12, 900 students applied for medicine and surgery. You can see how much they are compared to any other course.
What is the cut-off mark for Medicine and Surgery?
As per the stipulated UTME cut off mark for the last session which is 2019, MBBS was 260 in the University of Ilorin. You are required to get above 75% in Post-Utme to be considered.
For direct entry in JUPEB and IJMB you are required to have above 13 points if you must be admitted.
Accounting is the next most competitive course in Unilorin. It’s one of the most highly rated courses under the faculty of management science in the University of Ilorin.
The course always has a high number of applicants each year. So I will show you the statistics of students that always choose Accounting.
How is accounting perceived in the Nigeria labour market?
When you study and become an accountant, you are in a profession that is respected and known for Integrity and Ethics. Accountants are respected business professionals, and accounting is known to be one of the most trustworthy and most lucrative professions. You will become a trusted advisor to others where you work, and your opinion will matter in making business decisions
Accountants are also well paid, so if you are lucky to gain admission to study this course then you have secured a better future for yourself.
How many candidates choose Medicine and Surgery in Unilorin?
Base on the 2018/2019 data presented by JAMB on the statistics of candidates that applied to a particular course in the University of Ilorin. 11,028 candidates applied for Accounting. That is also a very high number of applicants.
Also see: Unilorin Post Utme syllabus 2020
What is the cut-off mark for accounting?
Last session, the cut off mark for accounting was 240 in UTME, as for post-utme you are required to score around 70 and above to be considered for admission.
For JUPEB and IJMB, you need above 10 points.
3. Mass communication
This is the next most competitive courses in Unilorin that always get tough; it also has a high number of applicants.
However this course has been splitted into other courses in the year 2019 by the National Universities commission (NUC).
In the 2018/2019 jamb Statictics , 9, 510 candidates applied for mass communication in the University of Ilorin.
The career is also very good, I won’t lay much emphasize on this since the cours has been splitted.
Also See: How does Unilorin post utme looks like?
But, as at 2019, the UTME cut off mark for mass communication in the University of Ilorin was 240.
4. Business Administration
After mass communication, Business Administration is the next in line which is always competitive in Unilorin.
The course is just as lucrative as the other courses mentioned, except that it a very tough course.
In 2019, the UTME cut off mark for this course was 220 and it hard a total of 9456 applicants in the 2018/2019 Jamb statistics.
5. Common law
We all know already that Law is always competitive, without law this list of top courses in Unilorin would be in incomplete
Law is very much reserved for the best and determined candidates; gaining admission into the faculty of Law in the University of Ilorin is not always easy.
5650 candidates applied for law in the 2018/2019, Jamb statistics as far the University of Ilorin is concerned.
The UTME cut off mark for Common law is 260 which is just as high as MBBS course in the University of Ilorin.
Also see: How does Unilorin Post-Utme looks like?
You need to score above 70% in post utme to be admitted as a law student and for IJMB JUPEB you should score above 13 points.
The next competitive course on the list today is Pharmacy. It is the next competitive course in the College of medicine as offered by the University of Ilorin.
These days Pharmacists are making it big and it’s a course at the heart of a lot of candidates, pharmacies are needed in our society.
The cut off UTME cut off mark for Pharmacy as of 2019 was 250, just as high as others. But the total number of candidates who choose pharmacy in Unilorin was 3, 833 candidates according to the JAMB 2018/1029 statistics
7. Computer Science
Computer Science is a competitive course in the University of Ilorin, in the 2018/2019 the total number of candidates that applied for Computer Science was 3, 271 and had the UTME cut off mark of 220 in 2019.
Remember we are in the technology days, the demand of compute scientist in now on a high range.
8. Political Science
This is the next most competitive course offered by the University of Ilorin, Political science is a tough course, the profession is a great one and the University of Ilorin had around 3527 Applicants.
Economics Had 3, 254 applicants in the 2018/2019 session and the UTME cut off mark for Economics is 220
10. Civil engineering:
Always remember that engineering courses are always competitive, and the most competitive engineering course in Unilorin is Civil Engineering which had 2883 students that applied for Civil engineering in the 2018/2019 academic session.
Also see: How does Unilorin give admission
The UTME cut off mark is 230
Microbiology is also very competitive; in 2018/2019 statistics which we have been using to determine the course competitiveness in this article, 2233 candidates chose applied to Microbiology and the UTME cut of mark is 220
12. Mechanical Engineering
This is the next most competitive engineering courses offered In the University of Ilorin
The total number of students that choose Mechanical engineering in Unilorin 2018/2019 statistics is 2,210 and the cut off mark for UTME is 230 just as Civil engineering.
13. Electrical and Electrical Engineering
The next most competitive course in Unilorin 2020 is also an engineering course, 2065 candidates applied to study Electrical and Electrical Engineering in 2018/2019 Jamb statistics. The cutoff mark is 240 in UTME.
In Post-Utme you should have above 65% to be admitted.
14. Public Administration
The 13th most competitive course in Unilorin on our list is Public administration which is a very lucrative course.
The total number of students that chose public administration in 2018/2019 Jamb statistics was 1714 and the cut off mark for UTME is just 200.
It’s competitive but has a lesser cut off Mark compared to other courses mentioned in this list.
The next course that is always sought for by many candidates is finance which got 1, 283 applicants in the 2018/2019 Jamb statistics.
This is still less compared to other courses mentioned above, so It is not too competitive and not less competitive, the cut off mark in 2019 was 190
Additional Competitive Courses (Updated)
Please kindly note that we omitted a very important and Competitive course from the List which is Nursing Science which had a total of 5, 893 applicant in one session, Nursing Science is also one of the competitive courses in Unlorin.
To be admitted you are required to score 230+ in UTME.
There are many other courses with higher cut off mark not listed, the ranking was done base on the total number of applicants. That is what you should look out for to know the most competitive courses in an institution.