How To Get Admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University

Are you interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree at Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU? If yes, then this article is for you. It contains details on everything you need to know about OOU admission and you can get admission into your preferred program at the university. 

Olabisi Onabanjo University, formerly known as Ogun State University is one of the most sought-after state universities in Nigeria. Jambites from different parts of the country seek admission into various academic programs in OOU.

Like several federal universities in Nigeria, OOU, which is a state-owned institution, is known to have a high number of undergraduate applications every year. Hundreds of thousands of high school graduates apply to the school via the general JAMB UTME.

Due to the high number of applications every year, it can be quite difficult to gain admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University. However, once you are familiar with the admission process and what you need to do, gaining admission will be very easy. In this article, I will show you just how to do that.

About Olabisi Onabanjo University

Before applying to any tertiary institution in Nigeria, I always advise applicants to do research on the institution and find out as much as they can about them. You can have an edge over other applicants by simply knowing more about your school of interest.

Olabisi Onabanjo University was established in 1982, as Ogun State University. It is located at Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, and aims to promote learning and advance knowledge through quality research and academic excellence. 

The Ogun State University was renamed to Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2001, after Chief Olabisi Onabanjo, the first democratic governor of Ogun State. OOU currently boasts more than 50,000 students and 2,000 staff across its four campuses. 

Surprised, right?

OOU has four campuses, including its main campus at Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. Other campuses include:

> Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences (Sagamu, Ogun State).

> Faculty of Clinical Sciences

> Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

> Faculty of Nursing

> Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Olabisi Onabanjo University College of Agricultural Sciences (Ayetoro, Ogun State).
  • College of Engineering and Environmental Studies (Ibogun, Ogun State).

All freshmen of Olabisi Onabanjo University in the aforementioned faculties and colleges usually do their first year at the main campus, Ago Iwoye, before moving to their respective campuses in their second year. Students in other faculties will remain on the main campus until the completion of their program. 

So now let’s get into how you can easily gain admission to study at Olabisi Onabanjo University.

How to easily gain Admission into OOU

Below are the steps to gain admission into OOU:

  • Obtain the JAMB UTME/DE form.
  • During registration, select OOU as your first choice preferred institution. 
  • Prepare and write the UTME test.
  • A score above the required JAMB cut-off mark for state universities (160).
  • Enroll for the OOU Post-UTME.
  • Go for the test. It is usually conducted at the main campus, Ago Iwoye.
  • Wait for the admission list.


  • Obtain the JAMB UTME/DE form

If you are applying for an undergraduate program at Olabisi Onabanjo University, you can either use the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or the Direct Entry (DE) entry pathway. 

Proceed to a JAMB-accredited CBT center around you and begin your registration. Ensure that you specify if you are applying via the UTME or DE pathway.

  • Choose OOU as your preferred institution

During UTME/DE registration, applicants are allowed to select up to four institutions they wish to attend. If you are interested and serious about studying at Olabisi Onabanjo University, you must select the institution as your first choice (most preferred) institution.

Candidates who select the school as second choice would not even be considered for admission. If you have already selected OOU as a second choice institution, don’t worry, you can always change it with the JAMB “Change of Institution” form.

Note that this form is not free. 

  • Prepare and write the UTME test

The UTME usually consists of four subjects critical to your area of interest. Questions will be set on these four subjects and you will be scored over 400, each subject carrying 100 marks.

For example, if you plan to study Medicine and Surgery, your subject combination will be the Use of English(compulsory for everyone), Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. 

Do well to prepare for your test and also read the literature text for the Use of English. Unlike before when candidates are given the literature text after UTME registration, now they can only get the virtual copy online.

To get your literature text, scan the barcode on your JAMB registration slip using your phone camera. This action will take you to a website where you can download a soft copy of the literature text.

  • Score above the required cut-off mark

Every year, the JAMB board decides on the cut-off marks for institutions across the country. This includes Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges. Some universities may also have cut-off marks different from each other depending on whether they are privately owned or government-owned.

For example, the 2024 cut-off mark for Olabisi Onabanjo University is 160. That is, interested applicants must score a minimum of 160/400 in their UTME before they can be eligible to apply for any program at the university.

  • Enroll for the OOU Post-UTME

After checking your UTME results and seeing that you passed the cut-off mark for Olabisi Onabanjo University, you can proceed to apply for the institution’s Post UTME.


OOU releases their Post UTME form after the UTME examinations are concluded and results have been announced. We will make sure to update you as soon as OOU opens its post-UTME application, but you can also join some aspirant groups online to stay up-to-date.


The OOU Post UTME is always marked over 100 and candidates are graded by percentage. The higher your Post UTME score, the better your chances of gaining admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University.


Post-UTME questions for OOU are usually set across English, Mathematics, History, Current Affairs, Quantitative Reasoning, etc. Do well to prepare for the exam as much as possible to increase your chances of passing it.

  • Go for the test

The OOU Post UTME is usually conducted on the main campus, Ago Iwoye. Candidates will be provided with an examination date and time. It is advisable to get to the school as early as possible, so you do not run late for your exam.


The Post UTME exam OOU is CBT-based just like the JAMB UTME, and candidates are timed. Once the time limit is reached, your answers will be automatically submitted, regardless if you are finished or not.


Be aware that lateness is not usually tolerated for the OOU Post UTME.

  • Wait for the Admission List

OOU releases admission lists in batches. This is usually done after post-UTME results have been announced. Once you check your results, you can know how good your chances of gaining admission are.

Applicants who score up to 50% have a good chance of gaining admission, depending on their course of interest. If you are applying to a competitive program such as Medicine and Surgery, you may need to score around 70-80% to increase your chances of getting admitted into OOU.

OOU releases admission lists in up to 5 batches. The first list is known as the merit list and fewer students are usually on this list. Then, subsequent lists will be released from time to time. 

Candidates are encouraged to Visit The admission portal with their username and Password to check their admission status

In cases where you do not meet the requirements for the program you applied for, your program may be changed to another one. 

If your Post UTME score is not so good and you wouldn’t like your course to be changed, I’d advise that you proceed to change it to a less competitive one before the admission process begins.

In a nutshell, candidates applying to Olabisi Onabanjo University must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • A minimum of 5 credits in O’ Level (WAEC, GCE, NECO) including English and Mathematics.
  • A UTME score of at least 160/400.
  • A recommended Post UTME score of 50%.

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