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American University of Nigeria

3.6 out of 5 (130 ratings / 113 reviews) Yola, Nigeria
The goal of American University of Nigeria is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. All students, regardless of academic specialization, receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development. 

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



American University of Nigeria was founded in 2003 by Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria's former vice president, along with other local and international statesmen and academic leaders.


  • School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Business & Entrepreneurship
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Information Technology & Computing
  • School of Law


The Office of Career Services makes available on-going services all through the entire period of a student's involvement with the University.

The Center also offers the latest career development information, assistance with the selection of a major(s), individual appointments for career counseling, information sessions from company representatives, internships and supportive education opportunities, job listings, mentorship opportunities, and workshops on resume writing, interviewing, and job search.

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Student services

  • The Office of Student Activities and Engagement is designed to provide a series of programs and activities to support the leadership development and organizational development of students.
  • Additionally, the office provides support and direction to student clubs and organizations, the Student Government Association, the Campus Activities Board, Honor Societies, and religious-affiliated groups.

Housing services

  • Triple Without Facilities: Simply called 3-in-1 without, this room type accommodates 3 students but has no washroom. This category is only available in the Volpies.
  • Double Without Facilities: Also called 2-in-1 without, this room type accommodates 2 students but has no bathroom. This is only available in the Volpies.
  • Triple With Facilities: Commonly referred to as 3-in-1 W/F, this room type has a restroom and is designed for 3 students. These are available in all halls except the Volpies.
  • Double W/Facilities: Usually called 2-in-1 W/F, this room type has a washroom and is designed for 2 students. These are specifically available in the Volpies with a few in EE & FF.

Library services

The Digital Services (Library) is located in the main Campus in a state- of –the- art building known as Robert A. Pastor Library and E-learning Center and offers facilities for students to conduct research, study, and work in small groups.  It has a seating capacity of over one thousand, a modern Lecture Hall (Auditorium) with 250 seats capacity 18 classes, two conference rooms, and 19 study rooms

Medical services

At AUN Health Center we provide medical care for the university community: staff, faculty members, and students. The Center is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including cardiac monitors, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and defibrillators. The AUN Health Center provides inpatient and outpatient care 24/7 throughout the year. 

Student Life

Campus life

We provide a variety of residence hall spaces that are designed to enhance the academic experience at AUN. 

  • Rosaria Volpi - Female Residence Hall
  • Gabrielle Volpi - Male Residence Hall
  • Hall AA - Female Residence Hall
  • Hall BB - Male Residence Hall
  • Hall CC - Female Residence Hall
  • Hall DD - Female Residence Hall
  • Hall EE - Male Residence Hall
  • Hall FF - Male Residence Hall

Sports facilities

  • AUN has highly rated teams representing males and females in intercollegiate sports and recreation to include soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming, chess, scrabble, badminton, volleyball, polo, track and field.
  • AUN has the distinct honor of being rated second behind Benson Idahosa University by the Nigerian Private University Games Association (NPUGA) in its February 2011 release. Athletics offers a wide array of instructional programs to include aquatics, fitness, tennis, and instructional courses at the craft center. The University also offers a number of student athletic clubs and organizations.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm studying BS honors in physics at the University of Education Lahore Pakistan . I gonna be graduated in July 2021 but my research work is not yet completed due to which it's pending to August 2021. Overall my experience at university was good lots of things I have learned like self-grooming, intellectual step-up, coordination circle, leadership qualities, and research...

Record of a weary student
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

My experience, was not bad at the start to be very honest. But when i got into my second year, i felt like i wasn't studying what i selected as my major. Because of this, many colleagues of mine left the school in search for other schools. The system got corrupt, and poor. Student opinions were not given a consideration. But i still appreciate the fact that being in AUN...

The University thats makes people perfect
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My time at the American University of Nigeria was one of the best in my life. As a person I would tell you I am not perfect, however, the American University of Nigeria offered me all the tools I need to strive for perfection.

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