Education has many challenges and choosing a University is one of them. The best option is to read the latest ranking of the Universities. It will help you to make the right choice. Today we will tell you about the top 10 Universities in Nigeria. The Education system in Nigeria is rapidly changing. So no wonder that its Universities are in the South Africa Top 8. These Universities were ranked by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

1. University of Ibadan, Ibadan

The premier University of Ibadan is the best University in Nigeria for the year 2017. There are a lot of students that are willing to attend it, but admission is very competitive. It is the oldest university in Nigeria (established in 1948). There are 11 faculties: Science, Agriculture, and Forestry, Arts, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, Phаrmacy, Technology, Dentistry. The Ibadan University is a high-level university – it makes it to the top 1000 in the Times Higher Education rankings.
2. University of Lagos, Lagos

The federal government research University was established in 1962. The main campus is in Akoka, and the Medical Campus is in Idi-Araba. There are 13 faculties with numerous departments. It made a significant impact on the development of Nigeria. It is one of the popular universities and made it to the top 3!
3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

The federal government university was founded in 1961. It has both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. There are a lot of specialization such as arts, natural sciences, social sciences, medical sciences, technology, and engineering. However, there are only 13 faculties and two colleges.

4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

The Ahmadu Bello University, also known as ABU was established in 1961. It is a federal government research university with two campuses in Samaru and Kongo in Zaria. There are a lot of faculties such as arts, education, languages, sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental design and many others. At the Faculty of Administration, you may find the courses, like: Development Studies, Accounting, Business Administrations, Local Government, etc.
5. University of Ilorin, Ilorin


Unilorin is very popular among Nigerians. There are 30 000 students currently studying at the University. If you are willing to apply, you need to have very high points – the competition is crazy! The cutoff mark is 180 but some courses may have cut off marks of more than 220 points. The University also made it to the top 10 best Universities in Nigeria.

6. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

This Federal University was established in 1955 and it is one of the oldest Universities in Nigeria. However, it was opened in 1960. There are three main campuses – Ituku-Ozalla, Nsukka, and Enugu. All of them are located inEnugu state. The University is quite big – there are 15 faculties and 102 departments. There are both postgraduate and undergraduate programs. There are more than 36 000 students in the university.

7. University of Benin, Ugbowo

This University offers courses and different levels – Diploma, Certificate, Postgraduate, and Undergraduate. There are a lot of Units, Departments, Faculties and Institutes and the University is still growing. Today, there are more that 40,000 of both full-time and part-time students. Isn’t that impressive? In addition, the University was founded in 1970 as an Institute and a year later, on the 1st July, the National Universities Commission accorded the schools a new status of a full-fledged University.

8. University of Abuja, Abuja

The University of Abuja is known to have one of the most Organised Student Representative Councils in Nigeria. The school was established in 1988. It runs three programs – regular degree, diploma and postgraduate. There are two campuses – the main and the mini in Gwagwalada. The latter is a temporary location for the faculty of education, social science and law.

9. University of Port Harcourt, Rivers

This University was established as a University College in 1975. There are twelve faculties since 1982 such as Dentistry, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Agriculture, Phаrmacy, Management Sciences, Humanities, Education, Engineering, Basic Medical Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences. There are 44,500 undergraduates in the University and above 10,500 postgraduates.

10. Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger.

The FUTMINNA is the first one in our list. It was established in 1983 as a governmental post-secondary educational institution. It’s main specialization is technological education. It is well known for its competence in developing medicines and vaccines. There are 9 schools that are mostly concentrated on either engineering or technology education. Today, there are about 13000 undergraduates and 2000 postgraduates.

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