A clue on the benchmark with which your admission into UNICAL will be decided, will spur you to set achievable targets and eventually gain admission into the school. Therefore, knowing the different cut-off marks of UNICAL is important in your journey as an aspirant.

If you have been in the quest to know the JAMB cut-off mark of UNICAL and their departmental cut-off marks too, you have arrived to the right page. We have not only given you all you would want to know about that, but has also answered some of those questions you might have been asking about the school and their admission process.

I invite you to read along carefully, so that you will not miss any bit. Let’s take it!


The JAMB cut-off mark of the University of Calabar is 180. This is same with all the universities in Nigeria, except universities in the educationally less privileged States.

This mean that if you score up to 180 in your JAMB UTME, you will be eligible to purchase UNICAL post UTME form, to further screen you for admission into the university. But even at that, having 180 cannot or will barely guarantee you admission into UNICAL and many other universities in Nigeria.

UNICAL is a reputable university, very competitive and thus, would require that you score from 200 and above to stand a better chance of winning. So you must prepare for JAMB and with this guide on how to pass JAMB, I believe you will be better guided.


DepartmentCut-off Mark
Genetics & Biotechnology215
Plant & Ecological Studies210
Microbiology Zoology 210
Environmental Biology and Science Laboratory Technology220
English and Literary Studies240
History and International Studies230
Linguistics and Communication Studies225
Mass Communication230
Modern Languages and Translation Studies200
Religious and Cultural Studies200
Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies235
Agric Economics190
Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology190
Animal Science210
Crop Science 190
Food Science and Technology200
Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management200
Soil Science190
Internal Medicine240
Community Medicine240
Family Medicine240
Obstetrics & Gynaecology230
Chemical Pathology230
Medical Microbiology & Parasitology230
Orthopaedics and Traumatology230
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery 230
Child Dentistry230
Oral Biology230
Community Dentistry230
Anatomical Sciences 220
Human Physiology220
Biochemistry/Human Nutrition & dietetics220
Medical laboratory Science245
Radiography and Radiological Sciences240
Nursing Science245
Public health240
Arts Education200
Curriculum and Teaching200
Continuing Education and Development Studies200
Educational Administration and Planning200
Educational Foundation200
Environmental Education200
Guidance and Counselling200
Human Kinetics and Health Education200
Library and Information Science200
Science Education200
Special Education 200
Social Science Education200
Vocational and Technical Education200
Business Management230
Human Resource Management210
Banking and Finance220
Physical Oceanography200
Biological Oceanography200
Marine Geology220
Chemical Oceanography200
Fisheries and Aquaculture190
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration240
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry240
Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology240
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology 240
Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine240
Computer Science220
Pure and Applied Chemistry200
Social Work190
Public Administration220
Political Science210

N/B: The University of Calabar has not published an official list of departmental cut-off mark. The figures/marks stated in the table above should only serve as a guide to help you target high score in JAMB. It should not be taken as the actual figures.

Meanwhile, we shall keep you posted on any update made in this regard. But then, ensure you subscribe to our newsletter in order not to miss out.


University of Calabar (UNICAL) is one of the most regarded federal universities in Nigeria. It is located in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State. UNICAL, as know it today was the Calabar campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). This campus started functioning in 1973 with just 154 students and few academic and academic staff.

University of Calabar as we know it today became a university of its own in 1975, following the announcement made by the then Federal Military Government of Nigeria in April 1975. The newly established university started functioning as one in 1976, when it began with just three faculties:

  1. Faculty of Arts
  2. Faculty of Sciences
  3. Faculty of Social Sciences

Since then, the school continued to grow to the academic and research giant we it is known for today. With the motto as “Knowledge for Service” and the vision to be a centre of academic excellence, producing globally competitive graduates and contributing significantly to development through research, the University been on track to excellence.

This university has produced notable alumni like Uche Jombo, Stephanie Okereke, Queeneth Agbor, Regina Askia-Williams (Nigerian actresses),Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom State former governor), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State governor) and so many other people.

The reality is that you could be listed among these notable alumni if you play your card wisely, both in gaining admission, studying as a student and working hard to make a good life.


Today, more 12 faculties have been added to the three they were on establishment. Therefore, there are 15 faculties in UNICAL now. Below listed are the faculties in the University of Calabar:

  1. Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management
  2. Allied Medical Sciences
  3. Basic Medical Sciences
  4. Medicine
  5. Dentistry
  6. Education
  7. Management Science
  8. Social Science
  9. Arts
  10. Law
  11. Biological Sciences
  12. Physical Sciences
  13. Engineering and Engineering Technology
  14. Agriculture
  15. Pharmacy


Is UNICAL offering Pharmacy?

Yes, Pharmacy is one of the faculties in UNICAL. Therefore, UNICAL offers Pharmacy as a course.

Is UNICAL a Federal university or State owned University?

The University of Calabar is a Federal government owned university, established in 1975; it is not a State owned university.


It is no doubt that knowing the cut-off mark of your dream university will prepare your mind to what you would be targeting as your score in both JAMB and Post UTME. And having gotten the knowledge of the UNICAL JAMB cut-off mark and those for each department in the school, I am sure you have been given an upper hand.

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