The University of Calabar, (also known as UNICAL) is a public university located in South-Eastern city of Calabar, Cross River state. Founded in 1973, the University has been on the quest to lay a sound and broad undergraduate foundation upon which students can build further intellectual and professional pursuits. UNICAL is one of the most sough-after Universities in the region popular for its affordability and unequalled academic excellence.
The University has one Graduate School, 11 Faculties, namely Agriculture, Arts, Education, Law, Management Sciences, Sciences, Social Sciences, Allied Medical Sciences, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Biological Sciences. There are also three major institutes which are the Institute of Education, the Engineering Institute of Oceanography and the Institute of Policy and Administrative Studies.