List of Universities that Accept Second Choice

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Are there Universities that accept second choice for admission this year? This question is another trending confusion amongst students while filling out their JAMB form during application. Many want to know if they can select more than one federal university and still stand a chance of being admitted by one of them.

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This article will shed some light on this and at the end of this article, you will also know the complete list of schools that accept second choice for admission.

Now, Let’s dive in!

Can I Select more than One university in my JAMB?

JAMB allows candidates to choose up to four institutions of choice during registration. Candidates can choose any combination of universities, polytechnics, or colleges of education.

The state university being the first choice, the federal university as the second choice, Polytechnic and College of Education consecutively.

List of Universities that Accept Second Choice

The following federal universities in Nigeria admit applicants who weren’t their first choice:

  1. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

  1. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

  1. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

  1. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)

  1. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

  1. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

  1. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)

  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)

  1. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)

  1. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU)

Wrapping up…

It can be disheartening to be rejected by your first choice of institution but having a second choice is a hope awakening. although, having a federal university as the second choice can be risky due to the original competition from students who will have chosen them as first choice already.

so therefore, because these schools accept second choice is not an automaton for admission, you should know that candidates that chose them as first choice would be considered first.

The list of federal universities in Nigeria that accept second choices offers students a chance to explore other institutions and increase their chances of admission.


The SchoolBegin team comprises a group of seasoned education professionals, spearheaded by Ofa Joseph, with a collective experience of more than 9 years. Their expertise has been instrumental in guiding countless students towards the realization of their academic aspirations.

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