Established in 1962, Ahmadu Bello University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Zaria (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Kaduna. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 55 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Nigerian higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. ABU 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, as well as administrative services.