University of Calabar was established in 1975 as a non-profit public higher education institution located in the small city of Calabar, Cross River. University of Calabar is officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria. University of Calabar (UNICAL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, and associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. UNICAL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment at UNICAL.

General Information

University Name: University of Calabar

Nickname: UNICAL

Year Established: 1975

University Motto: Knowledge for Service

Country Rank: 41

World Rank: 8758

Academic Calendar: Semesters

Law School: Yes, Law

Other Faculty: Yes, University of Calabar has other faculty including faculty of Arts, Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Education, Management Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, Oceanography, Engineering and  College of Medicine.

The University has other Centre and Units including Institutes for Bassey Andah, Oceanography, Education, Public Policy and Admin and Centres for UNICAL EDC, Teaching Practice, GSS, TIFUH.

Accreditation: University of Calabar is accredited by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria.


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • Association of African Universities (AAU)

Library Collection: Yes, UNICAL Library

Trademark Filings and University Licensing: Not Reported

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: Multiple including Bachelor degrees, Masters Degrees, Doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

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