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Top 7 Best Universities In Nigeria


In this article you are going to see the top 7 best Universities in Nigeria.

Have it at the back of your mind that other Universities too are quality and standard.

For the periodic ranking, some rank than the others base on uniRank metrics.

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Anytime you find yourselves in any of these universities, you should know what you are going for.

Be more serious and focus in order to achieve your dreams and set goals at the appropriate time.

These top universities in Nigeria are the most popular and acknowledged because they provide the best quality of education.

Check out the list below to see the rankings.

Read Also: List of Nigerian Universities and their school fees

1. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

This institution from Zaria that was founded in 1962 is the leader of this ranking. It is named after Ahmadu Bello, who was a Premier of Northern Nigeria. Today, it has two campuses and 12 faculties. Around 35,000 foreign and indigenous students from all over the country are enrolled at the university.

2. University Of Ibadan (UI)

This educational institution is traced back as far as 1947, when it was established as a college by London School. In 1962, it became independent from the English facilities and wrote its own history. With 13 faculties and plenty of courses to choose from, it attracts students from all over the planets.

3. University Of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

It was established by a Decree of the Federal Military Government in August, 1975. The Institution is well-placed in the list of best universities in Nigeria. It first began functioning in 1976, and today, it has 15 diverse faculties with multiple courses. In 2014, it got a spot on the list of 20 best facilities in Africa, becoming the first higher educational institution in Nigeria to do so.

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4. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

It was founded in 1981. Guess what the Federal University of Technology ( FUTA) has plenty of courses to offer enthusiastic students which makes it stand out. With the motto “Technology for Self-Reliance” and mostly technical disciplines, it accepts anyone ready to start conquering the world of modern technology.

5. Covenant University (CU)

This private educational institution, which was established in 2000 by Dr. David Odeyepo, has a goal to help students learn important Christian values. It is a religious institution with a Christian mission and it is aimed at leadership, as it has a “Raising a New Generation of Leaders” motto. Some of the main values of the institution are spirituality, integrity, diligence, and responsibility. Like other schools, international students are eligible to enroll. Its website is assess at

6. University of Jos(UNIJOS)

Established in 1975, this institution is located in Jos and has “Discipline and Dedication” as its motto. UNIJOS is one of the most popular institution in the country, as the admission rate ranges from 0% to 10%. It has all the facilities needed for excellent studies and has various programs designed to provide students with the best education

7. University of Nigeria (UNN)

This great institution is located at Nsukka, it was established in 1955 by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. UNN has four campuses in Nsukka, Enugu, Ituku-Ozalla, and Aba. Its motto is “To restore the dignity of man”.


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