Top and Best universities in Nigeria to attend

Nigeria is one of the country in the world, especially in Africa that have many best universities that are suitable for both international and local students to study.

She contains many universities that are well standard and well equipped, and as the time goes on many universities in Nigerian are increasing their basics of learning to make learning easier for students to study with ease.

When we talk about the best universities in Nigeria, we will be talking about how popular they are, the standard of their learning and so like that.

Many students in Nigeria and even parent wanted their children to attend the best universities in Nigeria and I know you are also one of the students who want to study at the best universities in Nigeria.

There are many benefits attached to be able or have abilities to study in the best universities in Nigeria, These are some of the benefits:

  • Ability to have access to the most well equipped learning materials which makes learning easier.
  • Many top universities in Nigeria are recognized abroad, so studying in The top universities in Nigeria gives you the opportunity to get Job abroad
  • It opens you to the many activities which can strength your skills.

Now let go and know about the 130 best universities in Nigeria, before I go on, these best universities can be categories into


According to the web metric the latest top Nigeria universities released, university of Ibadan still makes the top of the list while the covenant university it’s made the second list.

The “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” is an initiative of the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.

RELATED: 10 best universities in Nigeria with their admission requirements

Now what are the best 130 universities in Nigeria, in this article I will list 130 best universities in Nigeria. Disclaimer: These listing is not based on my view but on the view and finding of webometric.

130 Top Universities in Nigeria

  1. University of Ibadan (UI)
  2. Covenant University Ota (CUO)
  3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  4. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  5. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  6. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  7. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  8. Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)
  9. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  10. Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
  11. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  12. Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
  13. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)
  14. Rivers State University of Science & Technology (RSUST)
  15. University of Calabar (UNICLA)
  16. Bayero University Kano (BUK)
  17. Lagos State University (LASU)
  18. University of Jos (UNIJOS)
  19. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
  20. University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
  21. Nnamdi Azikiwe Univerity (UNIZIK)
  22. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) (formerly Ogun State University)
  23. University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNNAB)
  24. University of Abuja (UNIABUJA)
  25. University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
  26. Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK)
  27. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU)
  28. Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
  29. Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE)
  30. Benue State University (BSU)
  31. American University of Nigeria (AUN)
  32. Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State (FUOYE)
  33. Niger Delta University (NDU)
  34. Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM)
  35. African University of Science & Technology Abuja
  36. Skyline University Nigeria
  37. Landmark University
  38. Delta State University Nigeria (DELSU)
  39. Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti –EKSU (formerly University of Ado Ekiti)
  40. Babcock University
  41. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)
  42. Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNIA)
  43. Osun State University (UNIOSUN)
  44. Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar (CRUTECH)
  45. Redeemer’s University
  46. Kwara State University (KWASU)
  47. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
  48. Abia State University Uturu (ABU)
  49. Federal University Dutsin Ma (FUDMAN)
  50. Edo University Iyamho
  51. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University –UMYU(formerly Katsina State University)
  52. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna (NDA)
  53. Imo State University Owerri (IMSU)
  54. Enugu State University of Science & Technology (ESUT)
  55. Federal University Kashere Gombe State (FUKBSE)
  56. Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  57. Federal University Dutse Jigawa State (FUD)
  58. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
  59. Kaduna State University
  60. Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
  61. Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
  62. Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
  63. Godfrey Okoye University
  64. Tai Solarin University of Education
  65. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
  66. Technical University Ibadan
  67. Igbinedion University Okada
  68. Auchi Polytechnic
  69. Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
  70. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
  71. Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
  72. Elizade University Ilara Mokin
  73. Kogi State University
  74. National Open University of Nigeria
  75. Yaba College of Technology
  76. Baze University Kuchigoro
  77. Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
  78. University of Medical Sciences Ondo
  79. Nasarawa State University
  80. Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
  81. Pan African University Lagos
  82. Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
  83. Adeleke University Ede
  84. Federal University Wukari Taraba State
  85. Lead City University Ibadan
  86. Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
  87. Benson Idahosa University
  88. Al Hikmah University Ilorin
  89. Bauchi State University Gadau
  90. Kebbi State University Kebbi
  91. Bells University of Technology Otta
  92. Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
  93. Bingham University New Karu
  94. Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
  95. Lagos State Polytechnic
  96. Yobe State University (Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Damaturu)
  97. Taraba State University Jalingo
  98. Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
  99. Anchor University Lagos
  100. Federal University Birnin Kebbi
  101. Sokoto State University
  102. Fountain University, Osogbo
  103. Crawford University
  104. Mcpherson University
  105. Crescent University, Abeokuta
  106. Kola Daisi University
  107. Mountain Top University
  108. Paul University
  109. University of Mkar
  110. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa
  111. Gregory University, Uturu, Uturu
  112. Gombe State University
  113. Novena University, Ugume
  114. Plateau State University
  115. Anchor University, Lagos
  116. Caritas University, Enugu
  117. Ritman University
  118. Adamawa State University
  119. Federal University, Gusau
  120. Obong University, obong Ntak
  121. University of Africa
  122. Federal University, Gashua
  123. Sule Lamido University
  124. Sule Lamido University, Lokoja
  125. Western Delta University
  126. Kings University, Odeomu
  127. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Kebbi.
  128. Tansian University, Umunya
  129. PAMO University of Medical Sciences
  130. Rhema University, Aba

These are the top universities in Nigeria, what is your opinion about these kindly comment below and share.


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6 months ago

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