In every institution there is always that variation in students academic performance; this difference is seen in their semester examination, undergraduate projects, seminar presentation skills and other departmental activities. Some of these students study a lot while other hardly study; so in this article we will examine consistent study and high IQ effectiveness in improving students academic performance. CONSISTENT STUDY Consistent study simply means studying always; the pattern or study time depends entirely on the student. Some student understands better during the day while some understand more at night when everywhere is calm. Irrespective of the study time, every student must endeavour to add consistency to their study. This will help them go a long way in achieving their academic performance. INTELLIGENT QUOTIENT (IQ) Intelligence is the ability to think rationally, learn effectively, understand complex ideas, and adapt to the environment. Accordingly, intelligence is best seen as a general ability that can influence performance on a wide range of cognitive tasks. IQ (the intelligence quotient) is the quantification of an individual’s intelligence relative to peers of a similar age. IQ is one of the most heritable psychological traits, and an individual’s score on a modern IQ test is a good predictor of many life outcomes, including educational and career success, health, longevity, and even happiness. Like humans, several species of animals express a “general cognitive ability” that influences performance on broad and diverse cognitive tasks, and moreover, animals exhibit a wide range of individual variations in this ability. ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Student’s academic performance and graduation rates have been the area of interest for higher education institutions. Investigation of factors related to the academic performance of university students become a topic of growing interest in higher educational circle. Many recent studies were carried out to explore factors that affecting university student’s academic performance. Student performance is affected by different factors such as learning abilities, gender and race. Family income level, attending full time, receiving grant aid and completing advanced level classes in high school having statistically significant effects on college persistence among first generation college students. Academic instruction is arguably the primary business of education. To this end, schools are expected to influence students’ learning, socialisation, and even vocational preparedness. Despite the attention paid to a broad definition of educational outcomes, however, academic performance remains central. Students’ academic performance is a term that appears frequently married in higher education discourse. Academic performance is a multidimensional construct composed of the skills, attitudes, and behaviors of a learner that contribute to academic success in the classroom. It is a satisfactory and superior level of performance of students as they progress through and complete their school experience. The implication of this definition is underscored by research which repeatedly demonstrates that the vast majority of students who withdraw from school do so for no reason other than poor academic performance. Although the importance of academic achievement is rarely questioned, reaching unanimity regarding its measurement has been elusive. The measurement of students’ academic performance continues to be a controversial topic among policymakers, measurement experts, and educators. Researchers have used a variety of ways to measure academic achievement such as report card grades, grade point averages, standardized test scores, teacher ratings, other cognitive test scores, grade retention, and dropout rates. However, for the purposes of this study, student academic performance is defined by the degree to which a student is able to accomplish a given class work in the school setting. CONSISTENT STUDY VS HIGH IQ WHICH IS MORE EFFECTIVE FOR STUDENTS PERFORMANCE Like the saying goes, consistency is key to performance in our everyday life; one of the problem with students with high intelligent quotient (IQ) too much confidence in themselves that they end up not studying on time for their examination or any other departmental activities. This will affect their academic performance. But students that engage themselves in consistent study tend to improve themselves on daily basis. They tend cover more grounds and understand their course notes before the commencement of their semester examination. In conclusion, consistent study is more effective than the having high IQ. Though the level of assimilation of students varies; students that understand things gradually tend to start studying on time. On the other hands, if a student with high IQ fails to read or study their course modules before the commencement of their semester examination, they tend to performance very poorly in their examination.