Top 20 universities in Nigeria

Top 20 universities in Nigeria

The position of a university in various rankings often becomes the determining factor when choosing a place of study. Read on, and you will find out what educational institutions are included on the list of the top 20 universities in Nigeria.

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Best universities in Nigeria

You may find a lot of information claiming that they will provide you with the National Universities Commission (NUC) university ranking, but as it was clarified by the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, NUC has not done any rankings or ranked any university in Nigeria in 14 years. So, our ranking is based on the ranking done by uniRank.

Let's get acquainted with the best universities in Nigeria, so you could choose your future alma mater from the best educational institutions in the country.

20. Bayero University Kano

Bayero University Kano

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  • Acronym: BUK
  • Founded: 1975
  • Motto: ... and above every possessor of knowledge there is One more learned
  • University overview: Established in 1975, Bayero University Kano is located in the city of Kano (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational higher education institution.
  • Official website: http://www.buk.edu.ng/

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19. University of Uyo

University of Uyo

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  • Acronym: UU
  • Founded: 1991
  • Motto: Unity, Learning and Service
  • University overview: Founded in 1991, University of Uyo is located in the town of Uyo, Akwa Ibom . Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, University of Uyo is a coeducational higher education institution.
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  • Address: Main Campus, Nwaniba Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (0) 8146129875, +234 (0) 7017747407
  • E-mail: registrar@uniuyo.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://www.uniuyo.edu.ng/

18. Adekunle Ajasin University

Adekunle Ajasin University

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  • Acronym: AAUA
  • Founded: 1982
  • Motto: For Learning and Service
  • University overview: Founded in 1982, Adekunle Ajasin University is located in the suburban setting of the small city of Akungba Akoko Ondo state. This institution also has campuses in Ikare Akoko. Officially recognized by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. This 36 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Nigerian higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.
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  • Address: Private Mailbox 001, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.
  • Telephone number: +234 (705) 7890597, +234 (816) 1651123, +234 (708) 9105452
  • E-mail: info@aaua.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://aaua.edu.ng/b/

17. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

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  • Acronym: LAUTECH
  • Founded: 1990
  • Motto: Excellence, Integrity and Service
  • University overview: Founded in 1990, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology is a public higher education institution located in Ogbomoso.
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  • Address: Private Mailbox 4000, Ogbomoso, Oyo, Nigeria
  • Telephone numbers: +234 (806) 7624977, +234 (806) 7624952
  • E-mail: registrar@lautech.edu.ng, contact@lautech.edu.ng
  • Official website: http://www.lautech.edu.ng/

16. Lagos State University

Lagos State University

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  • Acronym: LASU
  • Founded: 1983
  • Motto: Per la verità e di servizio (For Truth and Service)
  • University overview: Established in 1983, Lagos State University is a public higher education institution located in Ojo, Lagos.
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  • Address: Badagry Express Way, Private Mailbox 0001 LASU Post Office
  • E-mail: registrar@lasu.edu.ng
  • Official website: http://www.lasu.edu.ng/

15. University of Port Harcourt

University of Port Harcourt

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  • Acronym: Uniport
  • Founded: 1975
  • Motto: For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
  • Colours: Blue and white
  • University overview: Established in 1975, University of Port Harcourt is a public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Port Harcourt. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

READ ALSO: UNIPORT courses and requirements 2018

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  • Address: East/West Road, PMB 5323 Choba, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 84817941
  • Email: helpdesk@uniport.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://www.uniport.edu.ng/

14. Kwara State University

Kwara State University

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  • Acronym: KWASU
  • Founded: 2009
  • Motto: Service and Integrity
  • University overview: Established in 2009, Kwara State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in city of Ilorin.. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Private Mailbox 1530, Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria 23431
  • Telephone number: +234 (803) 191 5699
  • E-mail: kwasu@kwasu.edu.ng
  • Official website: http://www.kwasu.edu.ng/

13. Babcock University

Babcock University

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  • Acronym: BU
  • Founded: 1999 (origins date back to 1959)
  • Motto: Knowledge, Truth, Service
  • Colours: Blue and gold
  • University overview: Established in 1999, Babcock University is a private higher education institution located in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Private Mailbox 4003, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (703) 5556536, +234 (80) 38522333, +234 (70) 66727364
  • E-mail: info@babcock.edu.ng, admissions@babcock.edu.ng
  • Other locations: Iperu-Remo
  • Official website: https://www.babcock.edu.ng/

12. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

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  • Acronym: FUNAAB
  • Founded: 1988
  • Motto: Knowledge for Development
  • Colours: Green
  • University overview: Established in 1988, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (803) 5763159
  • E-mail: registrar@funaab.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://unaab.edu.ng/

11. Federal University of Technology, Minna

Federal University of Technology, Minna

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  • Acronym: FUT Minna
  • Founded: 1982
  • Motto: Technology for Empowerment
  • Colours: Purple, cream, and sky-blue
  • University overview: Established in 1982, Federal University of Technology, Minna is a non-profit public higher education institution located in, Niger state. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Telephone number: +234 (703) 5862582
  • E-mail: registrar@futminna.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://www.futminna.edu.ng/

10. Federal University of Technology, Akure

Federal University of Technology, Akure

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  • Acronym: FUTA
  • Founded: 1981
  • Motto: Technology for Self Reliance
  • Colours: Purple and blue
  • University overview: Founded in 1981, Federal University of Technology, Akure is a public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Akure, Ondo. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Private Mailbox 704, Akure, 2340001 Ondo, Nigeria
  • Official website: https://www.futa.edu.ng/

9. University of Benin

University of Benin

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  • Acronym: UNIBEN
  • Founded: 1970
  • Motto: Knowledge and Character
  • Colours: Purple and green
  • University overview: Founded in 1970, University of Benin is a higher education institution located in the large city of Benin City. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

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  • Address: Private Mailbox 1154, Benin City, Edo, Nigeria
  • Official website: https://uniben.edu/

8. Landmark University

Landmark University

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  • Acronym: LMU
  • Founded: 2011
  • Motto: Breaking New Grounds
  • Colours: Green, brown and gold
  • University overview: Established in 2011, Landmark University is a private higher education institution located in Omu-Aran, Kwara. This 7 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Km 4 Ipetu, Omu Aran Road; PMB 1001, Omu-Aran, Kwara, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (806) 7394515, +234 (703) 8205649, +234 (815) 1319178 (Admission)
  • E-mail: admissions@lmu.edu.ng, support@lmu.edu.ng, feedback@lmu.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://lmu.edu.ng/

7. Covenant University

Covenant University

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  • Acronym: CU
  • Founded: 2002
  • Motto: Raising a New Generation of Leaders
  • Colours: Purple
  • University overview: Established in 2002, Covenant University is a private higher education institution located in OtaSee the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Km 10 Idiroko Road, Canaan Land, Ota, 11001 Ogun, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (903) 355 0046, +234 (903) 355 0049
  • E-mail: vc@covenantuniversity.edu.ng, registrar@covenantuniversity.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://covenantuniversity.edu.ng/

6. University of Ilorin

University of Ilorin

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  • Acronym: UI
  • Founded: 1975
  • Motto: Probitas Doctrina (Character and learning)
  • University overview: Established in 1975, University of Ilorin is a public higher education institution located in the urban setting of city of Ilorin. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Official website: http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/

5. Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University

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  • Acronym: OAU
  • Founded: 1962
  • Motto: For Learning and Culture
  • Colours: Midnight blue and gold
  • University overview: Established in 1962, Obafemi Awolowo University is a public higher education institution located in Ile-Ife. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • E-mail: info@oauife.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://www.oauife.edu.ng/

4. Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello University

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  • Acronym: ABU
  • Founded: 1962
  • Colours: Blue and green
  • University overview: Established in 1962, Ahmadu Bello University is apublic higher education institution located city of Zaria, Kaduna. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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Official website: http://abu.edu.ng/

3. University of Lagos

University of Lagos

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  • Acronym: UNILAG
  • Founded: 1962
  • Motto: In deed and in truth
  • Colours: Maroon and gold
  • University overview: Founded in 1962, University of Lagos is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Lagos. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (1) 7339832
  • E-mail: dsa@unilag.edu.ng
  • Official website: https://unilag.edu.ng/

2. University of Nigeria

University of Nigeria

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  • Acronym: UNN
  • Founded: 1960
  • Motto: To restore the dignity of man
  • Colours: Green
  • University overview: Established in 1960, University of Nigeria is a public higher education institution located in Nsukka, Enugu. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Nsukka Road, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 (806) 360 7400
  • Official website: http://www.unn.edu.ng/

Best university in Nigeria

So which is the best university?

1. University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan

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  • Acronym: UI
  • Founded: 1948
  • Motto: Recte sapere fons (Right thinking is the fount (of knowledge))
  • University overview: Established in 1948, University of Ibadan is a public higher education institution located in the city of Ibadan, Oyo state. This 70 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Nigerian higher education organization an averagely selective university in Nigeria. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.
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  • Address: Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Telephone number: +234 000 00 0000
  • Official website: https://ui.edu.ng/

Each university provides many opportunities for students. The main thing is to understand what exactly you want and who you want to be, then the choice will not be so difficult. We wish you good luck!

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