The Top 10 universities in Nigeria

The university ranking in Nigeria is on set indicators that measure an institution’s performance across areas of learning: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, national reputation, and international outlook.

The University of Ibadan has been on the top of the ranking for years, while Covenant University becomes the first private university to be in the top 3 in recent time.

Meanwhile, six universities are from the Southwest geopolitical zone among the top 10 universities in Nigeria.
Our list is on the latest webometrics ranking. The list of best universities in Nigeria is below:

1. University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan is the first and the best university in Nigeria. It was established in 1948. The University took off with academic programs in Arts, Science and Medicine is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programs in sixteen Faculties.

The University of Ibadan is working with her vision to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs. UI as it is popularly called is ranked 18th in Africa.

2. Covenant University

Covenant University is the first private university to be 2nd best university. It was established in 2002. CU as it fondly called over the years invested in partnership with foreign universities,this is responsible for placed 2nd best university in Nigeria.

The mandate of the University is to revolutionize the educational landscape of Africa and presently is on the way to achieving it. Covenant University is the best private university in Nigeria, 2nd best university in Nigeria, and 21st best university in Africa.

3. Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University is one of the best in Nigeria since founded. It was established in 1961. It started with five Faculties: Agriculture, Arts, Economics and Social studies (now Social Sciences), Law and Science.

OAU has a vision of becoming a top-rated university in Africa. The university is presently the 27th best university in Africa.  

Obafemi Awolowo University is a host to some agencies; The Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys, the Centre for Energy Research and Development, and the National central for Technology Management.

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4. University of Nigeria

The University of Nigeria is the second oldest University in Nigeria. The university was established in 1955. UNN has 17 faAculties and over 100 departments.

The University of Nigeria is at the forefront of research and development, innovation, knowledge transfer, and human resources development. UNN is ranked 4th best university in Nigeria and 29th best university in Africa.

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5. University of Lagos

The University of Lagos is a leading institution in Nigeria. This citadel of learning was established in 1962. The University operates three campuses; 2 in Yaba and the other in Surulere axes of Lagos.

Unilag has the vision to be a top-class institution that pursues excellence in knowledge, character, and service to humanity.

The University of Lagos is ranked 5th best University in Nigeria, 36th best university in Africa, and 601–800th World University Rankings.

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6. University of Port Harcourt

The University of Port Harcourt is one of the sought-after universities in Nigeria. The university is established in 1975 but was given University status in 1977.

Uniport is a leading university in Africa, renowned for its teaching, research, creativity, and innovation.

The institution is ranked 6th best university in Nigeria and 55th in Africa.

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7. Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello University is one of the leading institutions in Nigeria. The university was founded in 1962 and then was known as the University of Northern Nigeria.

ABU operates three campuses; Samaru and Kongo in Zaria, and the other at Funtua. The institution is known for its quality teaching, research, and human development.

 Ahmadu Bello University is ranked 7th best university in Nigeria, and 57th best university in Africa.

8. The Federal University of Technology Akure

The Federal University of Technology Akure is a top-ranking University of technology and sought-after engineering school in Nigeria. The citadel of learning was established in 1983.

Futa operates a single campus, eight different schools, and over 50 academic departments. The institution is a world-class University of Technology and a centre of excellence in training, research, and service delivery.

The Federal University of Technology Akure is ranked the best university of technology in Nigeria, the 8th best university in Nigeria, and the 60th best university in Africa.

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9. Landmark University

Landmark University is one of the best institutions of learning in Nigeria. The university is established in 2011. 

The institution is a leading university in research and is breaking new grounds of knowledge and Innovation. Landmark University is foster its international outlook by collaborating with institutions around the world.

The university is ranked 2nd best private university in Nigeria, 9th best university in Nigeria, and 67th best university in Africa.

10. Federal University of Technology Minna

The Federal University of Technology Minna is one of the best universities of technology in Nigeria. The institution was established in 1983.

FutMinna has fondly called is promoting and advancing self-reliance in Science, Engineering, and especially Technology. The university operates a single campus, nine different schools, and over 52 academic departments.

The Federal University of Technology Minna is ranked 2nd best university of technology in Nigeria, 10th best university in Nigeria, and 89th best university in Africa.

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