Alumni refers to a group of graduates of either one or both genders, while alumnus traditionally refers to a single male graduate, with the feminine term being alumna, the alumni of the University of Ilorin are individuals who had become part of the general definition of the university through their outstanding performances and achievements in their respective fields of specializations nationally and worldwide; and, also, in their contributions to the development of the university
These are the list of University of Ilorin notable Alumni;
- Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah, vice-chancellor, Kwara State University
- Abdulfatah Ahmed, former Kwara State Governor.
- Abdulfatai Buhari, Senator representing Oyo South in the National Assembly.
- Ado J. G. Muhammad, director, Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA).
- Aize Obayan, former vice-chancellor, Covenant University and current vice-chancellor, Landmark University.
- Charles Ayo, former vice-chancellor, Covenant University.
- Ezekiel Adebiyi, president, Nigerian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- Femi Adebayo, Nollywood actor.
- Is-haq Oloyede, the university’s first alumni vice-chancellor, Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
- Johnson Bamidele Olawumi, former Director-General, National Youth Service Corps.
- Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin, Nigerian women’s rights activist
- Nkem Owoh, Nollywood actor.
- Pius Adesanmi, professor and columnist
- Sarah Alade, banker, former acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.