JAMB releases most sought-after Universities In Nigerian

The Joint admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the most sought-after universities in Nigeria. According to JAMB’S statistics, University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016.

Premium Times recently obtained figure of 10 most sought-after universities in Nigeria in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

The University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016.

The ranking shows UNILORIN was first choice for admission seekers for three years, and only came second behind University of Benin in 2012.

In all four years, the school had 411,340 or 25.76 per cent total applications for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The University of Benin ranked second with a total of 331,178 or 20.56 per cent applications, while Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, had the third highest number of aggregate applications of 305,790 or 18.65 per cent.

The fourth and fifth places were held by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and University of Lagos respectively.

Imo state University, Owerri, was the only state university that appeared on the ranking twice, that is 2012 and 2013.

2013 UTME applications statistics by institution. Top 10 institutions (Universities)
2014 UTME applications statistics by institution. Top 10 institutions (Universities)
2015 UTME applications statistics by institution. (Colleges of Education) – First choice
2016 UTME applications statistics by institution. Top 10 institutions (Universities)

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