UNN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2020/2021 Academic Session

This is to bring to the notice of the general public that the prestigious University of Nigeria (UNN) has release her 2019/2020 departmental cutoff marks. Notice on the just released UNN departmental cutoff marks was made via the university’s official website at www.unn.edu.ng.

In light of the information, student who took the just concluded UNN post UTME screening should scroll below this page and check the cutoff mark for their courses.

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For those who do not actually know what UNN cutoff mark is all about; it is the stipulated score fixed by the management of UNN for admitting students into the faculties and departments of the Institution.

If you are not able to meet up to the cutoff mark by UNN for the year, then you have a slim chance of getting admitted into the university.

Kindly check my video below for more details about JAMB and University cutoff mark in Nigeria. Trust me; you really need to know this! 

IS UNN CUTOFF MARK FOR 2020/2021 OUT?

No! The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has not yet release her 2020/2021 departmental cutoff marks. UNN usually release her cutoff in August/September of every year.

I enjoin you to save this page and make sure you check back because the cutoff marks will be published here whenever they are officially out!

Meanwhile, you can still check below this page to see UNN cutoff marks for last year (2019/2020).

UNN departmental cutoff marks for 2020/2021 academic session
UNN departmental cutoff marks for 2020/2021 academic session

UNN General JAMB cutoff mark for Admission

Based on the last JAMB policy meeting held on the 28the of June, 2020, JAMB official cutoff mark for all universities in Nigeria is 160, polytechnic is 120 and colleges of education is 100. Nonetheless, universities can slightly change the cutoff mark for some course.

In light of the above, UNN JAMB cutoff mark for 2020 is 160. This actually means that before any aspirant of the institution can apply for the impending post UTME examination, he/she must have at least, 160 in JAMB UTME examination.

For professional courses like medicine, law or pharmacy, UNN is likely to increase the cutoff mark to at least, 200. Note that if this increase is made, the university may not make it public. Only few students of the university can disclose it to you.

UNN DEPARTMENTAL CUTOFF MARKS FOR 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE

  • Agric Economics – 227
  • Agric Extension – 201
  • Animal Science – 202
  • Crop Science – 206
  • Soil Science – 205
  • Fst – 227
  • Home Science – 200 (verified) 
  • Nutrition and Dietetics – 247

FACULTY OF ARTS

  • Archaeology & Tourism – 200 (verified)
  • English and Literary Studies – 263 (verified) 
  • Fine and Applied Arts – 260
  • Foreign Languages – 200 (verified) 
  • History and International Studies – 259
  • Linguistics and Nigerian Languages – 225 (Verified)
  • Mass Communication –256 (Verified) 
  • Music – 255
  • Theatre and Film Studies – 254
  • Combined Arts – 201

FACULTY OF LAW

  • Law – 290 (verified)

FACULTY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES

  • Medicine – 323 (Verified)

FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES

  • Pharmacy – 293 (verified)

FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Accountancy – 252 (verified)
  • Banking & Finance – 226 (verified) 
  • Marketing – 207
  • Business Management – 233

FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

  • Dentistry – 282 (verified)

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  • Agric & Bioresources Engineering – 204
  • Civil Engineering – 248
  • Electrical Engineering – 242
  • Electronics – 232
  • Mechanic Engineering – 242

FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

  • Biochemistry – 248
  • Botany – 198 (verified)
  • Combined Biological Sciences – 210 (Verified)
  • Microbiology – 235 (verified) 
  • Zoology – 207

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

  • Adult Education – 200
  • Education Art – 251
  • Education Chemistry – 203
  • Education Social Sciences – 245
  • Agric Education – 205
  • Business Education – 220
  • Guidance & Counselling – 263
  • Health Education – 206
  • Home Economics Education – 229
  • Industrial Technical Education – 236
  • Library and Information Science – 225 (verified)
  • Science Education – 200

FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

  • Architecture – 226
  • Estate Management – 201
  • Geoinformatics & Survey – 200 (verified)
  • Urban and Regional Planning – 210

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY

  • Radiography – 266
  • Medical Rehabilitation – 258 (verified) 
  • Nursing – 286 (verified) 

FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

  • Computer Science – 236 (verified) 
  • Geology – 234
  • Mathematics – 200
  • Physics And Astronomy – 200
  • Pure And Industrial Chemistry – 232 (verified)
  • Statistics – 201 (verified) 
  • Computer/Statistics – 200

FACULTY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

  • Veterinary Medicine – 227

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Economics – 260
  • Geography – 217 (verified) 
  • Philosophy – 244 (verified)
  • Political Science – 250 (verified) 
  • Psychology – 252
  • Public Administration – 266
  • Religion – 232
  • Social Work – 213
  • Sociology/Anthropology – 260

How TO CALCULATE UNN POST-UTME AGGREGATE 

To calculate your UNN post UTME aggregate score, it is important to note that both JAMB and POST UTME must be considered. JAMB takes 60% while POST UTME takes 40%.

First, you have to multiply your JAMB Score by 0.6. After getting the answer, write it down somewhere.

Accordingly, multiply your POST-UTME Score by 0.4 and write down the answer.

Lastly add the results of the calculations you made above and that is your UNN POST UTME aggregate.

To understand this better, lets take for instance;

Uche scored 256 in JAMB UTME examination and 314 in post UTME examination, to calculate his aggregate, he is expected to combine His JAMB UTME and Post UTME score. Conversely, Uche’s UNN aggregate will be = 279.

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UNN General Admission Requiments

It is pertinent to note that the University of Nigeria does not only consider cutoff marks when offering admission. For UTME candidates, below are the admission requirements for 2020/2021:

  • Candidates must have attained the age of 16 when the admission is offered to them.
  • Candidates must have at least 5 (five) Credits in their O’level result to be offered admission. Your O’level result can be your WAEC, NECO, GCE or NABTEB result.
  • Candidate must score at least 160 in JAMB UTME examination to be offered admission.
  • UTME candidate must take part in UNN Post UTME screening with good score to be offered admission
  • Lastly, UTME candidates must meet the stipulated cutoff mark for their courses to be offered admission.

Above are just some of the requirements for admission in UNN, please check here to see the FULL LIST FOR REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION IN UNN.

Notice on Merit, Catchment areas and Educationally Less Developed State (ELDS) Admission

Apparently UNN is a federal university in Nigeria and it must always follow federal guidelines when admitting students despite the above cutoff marks. In light of that, UNN admission for 2020/2021 session will be given as follows:

  1. 45% Merit
  2. 35% Catchment and
  3. 20% Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS)

Admission on merit

Candidates with very high scores in UTME, Post UTME and passed the university’s cutoff mark each year are given first consideration for their first choice of course in their institution of choice before other candidates.

Forty-five percent (45%) of the available admission space are reserved for such applicants. This implies that if you are brilliant and can pass on merit, you already have 45% chance of gaining admission into UNN.

Catchment Areas

The aim of UNN catchment area admission is actually to give equal opportunity to all applicants. It allows students from other parts of the country (not only the east) to apply for admission into the university and gain admission. But it should be noted that not all the states in Nigeria are part of UNN catchment area.

According of the admission guidelines of the federal government (under the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC), 35% of the available admission space in every tertiary institution should be reserved for applicants from the catchment areas of such institutions.

This means that if you apply to a university to whose catchment area you belong, you stand 35% chance of being admitted.

Also see: Less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily

Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS)

Certain states are considered as Educationally Less developed or disadvantaged. The following states are:

Adamawa

Bauchi

Bayelsa

Benue

Borno

Cross River

Ebonyi

Gombe

Jigawa

Kaduna

Kano

Katsina

Kebbi

Kogi

Kwara

Nasarawa

Niger

Plateau

Rivers

Sokoto

Taraba

Yobe

Zamfara

Candidates from these states are given special concession for admission. Usually, the general cutoff for admission does not apply to candidates from ELDS.

Above are the departments in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and their different cutoff marks. I personally advise every student that intends to gain admission into UNN this year, to go through the university’s cutoff marks carefully because it is one of the important requirements the university checks before offering admission to aspirants.

Don’t forget to subsequently check this web page to know when more will be verified. 

54 thoughts on “UNN Departmental Cutoff Marks For 2020/2021 Academic Session”

  1. I scored 213 as my aggregate and my course is microbiology(235),can I still gain admission and is my score to low for the course?

  2. Edeh Chukwuemeka Samuel

    To be on a safe side, just buy shopping form and apply for another course. If eventually they offer you admission for the first course, good.

  3. I am from Enugu and had an average of 289 but the cut off mark for pharmacy for Enugu indigenes are 292, is there any chance of me getting admission?

  4. i got 210 as my aggregate,and from imo,for pure and industrial chemistry which is 232,can gain admission for that course or is my score too low.

  5. I got 204 as my aggregate and I applied for combined arts. My name is not in merit list. Do I still have chance of getting admission in the supplementary list? What is their cut off mark also?

  6. Pls can you post the school fees of various departments especially 3rd year education department. Thank you for your assistance.

  7. Sir please if someone scores 183 in jamb is the person qualified to write unn post utme screening and enter school this year 2020 for computer science

  8. I scored 207 nd I want to study mathematics under education or physics though I didn’t write mathematics in jamb hw possible is it dat I will get admission into unn to study mathematics

    1. Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka, Ch.MC

      Of course! But you have to read hard to score high in post UTME examination. You can read this article to help you:
      https://bscholarly.com/how-to-prepare-for-post-utme/

  9. I scored 278 in jamb what are my chances of getting admission into unn for medicine? and what do you think I should get in my post utme

  10. I scored 278 in jamb and I’m going for medicine and I would like to know if I have a good chance at securing admission to study medicine in unn and what range should my post utme score be in

  11. By the grace of God I wish a favor for that God blessing sch and l wish l can be admitted in to the blessing sch with 166 by the grace of might God and if my wish is make God will bless the sch in world wide web thank for read it God bless you sir

  12. I score 223 in jamb examination to study English and literally studies in UNN. So therefore, am I likely to be admitted?

  13. Jonathan Chidera

    I scored 203 in the concluded utme exercise
    And i applied for biochemistry, do i have any chance of gaining an admission?

  14. Chukwuebuka stevo

    I scored 210 in utme and I applied for civil engineer
    Do I have the chance of gaining admission in my desired course

  15. I scored 240 in my jamb to study psychology. I I study harder for my post utme will I get admission.. Please reply

    1. Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka, Ch.MC

      Yes you will Franklin! You JAMB Score is very good for the course. Just study hard for post UTME

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