-1 The University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan is the highest ranked university in Nigeria at the moment. It is the oldest and one of the most reputable higher institutions of learning.
Officially accredited by the NUC, University of Ibadan offers courses and programmes such as pre-bachelor degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study.
-2 The University of Lagos
Popularly known as UNILAG, University of Lagos is a federal government research university. With approximately 57,000 students as of 2013, UNILAG has one of the largest student populations of any university in Nigeria. It has remained one of the most competitive when it comes to admission.
-3 The Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
The Great Ife as it is fondly called offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in fields of specialization which includes the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering, and technology.
The university has 13 faculties and 2 colleges: the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences- administered in over 60 departments. Since its establishment, OAU has over 82 departments.
-4 The Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
One of the top universities in Nigeria, ABU, is a federal government research university. The university runs a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programmes plus associate degrees and vocational and remedial programmes. It also boasts a large medical programme with its own A.B.U Teaching Hospital. It is, therefore, not surprising that it is listed as one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa.
-5 The University of Ilorin
This university presently has 15 faculties, a College of Health Sciences, 2 institutes, and the Postgraduate School. These faculties have over 60 academic departments with undergraduate programmes running for 3-6 years depending on entry qualifications and discipline.
-6 Covenant University Ota
Covenant University is a Private Christian University that was established by the World Mission Agency and the Living Faith Church Worldwide.
Located in Canaan Land, CU academic programmes run in 4 colleges namely: College of Business and Social Sciences, College of Leadership Development Studies, College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology. It also runs postgraduate studies.
-7 The University of Nigeria Nsukka
The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and autonomous university in Nigeria. UNN is located in the South Eastern Nigeria, so it’s no wonder ninety percent of secondary students in the region set their eyes on gaining admission there.
UNN also has 15 faculties and 102 academic departments. It runs 82 undergraduate programmes and an impressive 211 postgraduate programs.
-8 The University of Benin
Fondly known as UNIBEN by its students, the Great University of Benin is one of Nigeria’s first generation federal universities.
UNIBEN offers programmes that include postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate levels. Presently, the total student enrollment is estimated at over 40,000 which is made up of both full-time and part-time students distributed among the various faculties.
-9 The University of Abuja
UNIABUJA mostly offers the regular degree, diploma, and postgraduate programs. The university also has a Centre for Distance Learning School which provides education for those unable to acquire education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.
UNIABUJA’s Law Faculty is its pride. This faculty is known for having one of the most organized Student Representatives Councils (LAWSAN) in Nigeria. The Law Students Association of the institution has won the university many National and International awards, and it’s therefore not surprising that the university made it to the list of the top universities in Nigeria.
-10 The University of Port Harcourt
UNIPORT had six schools in 1977 and changed from a school system to a faculty system in 1982. Presently, the university has 12 faculties.
#11) The Federal University of Technology, Minna;
#12) The Federal University of Technology, Owerri;
#13) The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta;
#14) The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti;
#15) The Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto;
#16) The Lagos State University Ojo;
#17) The Federal University of Technology, Akure;
#18) The Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo;
#19) The Bayero University, Kano;
#20) The American University of Nigeria, Yola;
#21) The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho;
#22) The Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti;
#23) The University of Jos;
#24) The Landmark University, Omu-Aran;
#25) The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka;
#26) The University of Uyo;
#27) The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi;
#28) The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umuahia;
#29) The Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu;
#30) The Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt;
#31) The Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko;
#32) The Benue State University, Makurdi;
#33) The Redeemer’s University Mowe;
#34) The Kwara State University, Ilorin;
#35) The Veritas University, Abuja;
#36) The Osun State University, Oshogbo;
#37) The University of Agriculture, Makurdi;
#38) The Nassarawa State University, Keffi;
#39) The African University of Science and Technology, Abuja;
#40) The Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti;
#41) The University of Calabar;
#42) The Kogi State University, Anyigba;
#43) The Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode;
#44) The Federal University, Dutsin-Ma;
#45) The Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki;
#46) The Federal University, Ndufu-Alike;
#47) The University of Maiduguri;
#48) The Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina;
#49) The Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja;
#50) The Bowen University, Iwo;
#51) The Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin;
#52) The Delta State University, Abraka;
#53) The Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Yenagoa;
#54) The Abia State University, Uturu;
#55) The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma;
#56) The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola;
#57) The Federal University, Otuoke;
#58) The Imo State University Owerri;
#59) The Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago- Iwoye;
#60) The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun;
#61) The Kaduna State University;
#62) The Federal University, Lokoja;
#63) The Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo;
#64) The Benson Idahosa University, Benin City;
#65) The Paul University, Awka;
#66) The Federal University, Dutse;
#67) The Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo Town;
#68) The Lead City University, Ibadan;
#69) The Bingham University, Auta Balifi;
#70) The Baze University, Abuja;
#71) The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai;
#72) The Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli;
#73) The Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji;
#74) The Madonna University, Okija;
#75) The Crawford University, Faith City;
#76) The Cross River University of Technology, Calabar;
#77) The Caritas University, Enugu;
#78) The Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa;
#79) The Bells University of Technology Ota;
#80) The Igbinedion University, Okada;
#81) The Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin;
#82) The Achievers University, Owo;
#83) The Caleb University, Imota;
#84) The Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil;
#85) The Federal University, Lafia;
#86) The Sokoto State University;
#87) The Fountain University, Oshogbo;
#88) The Adeleke University, Ede;
#89) The Federal University, Kashere;
#90) The Federal University, Wukari;
#91) The University of Mkar, Mkar;
#92) The Oduduwa University, Ile Ife;
#93) The Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike;
#94) The Taraba State University, Jalingo;
#95) The Obong University, Obong Ntak;
#96) The Yobe State University, Damaturu;
#97) The Renaissance University Enugu;
#98) The Salem University Lokoja;
#99) The Wellspring University, Benin City;
#100) The Al-Qalam University, Katsina;
#101) The Novena University, Ogume;
#102) The Western Delta University, Oghara;
#103) The Gombe State University;
#104) The Kwararafa University, Wukari;
#105) The Bauchi State University;
#106) The Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero;
#107) The Tansian University, Umunya;
#108) The Crescent University, Abeokuta;
#109) The Rhema University, Aba;
#110) The Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo City;
#111) The Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa;
#Unranked The Adamawa State University, Mubi;
#Unranked The Pan African University, Lagos;
#Unranked The Plateau State University, Bokkos.
NUC universities ranking 2017
So, now you have the list of almost all the Nigerian universities. In this article, we gave you a short description of the 10 best universities in Nigeria. And now it’s your turn to choose where to study! Good luck!