Best Universities in Nigeria 2020 [UPDATED]

Last updated on September 7th, 2019

Nigeria University Ranking

What is the best university in Nigeria? This is a recurrent question a lot of people, especially students ask. It could be that your interest is in knowing the top ten Universities in Nigeria. Whether you wish to know the top 100 universities in Nigeria, sit back and read on. I am going to answer this question in a nutshell.

There are so many reasons why it is important that this rank is released. The most obvious of these numerous reasons is that it helps students make the right decision as to which university to apply for in their quest for admission. The other reason is for the sake of knowledge and research.

The list below, as published by UniRank, an online university search engine, was published in 2018 and so it holds for 2020 until a new ranking is released.

The Ranking Criteria.

A lot of people, after viewing the list and probably not satisfied with the ranking begin to ask: what is the criteria for this ranking. Below are the ranking criteria as enumerated by UniRank:

  1. being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization
  2. offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  3. Delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format.

According to UniRank, the aim of this list is to provide a non-academic league Table of the top Nigerian Universities based on Valid, Ubiased and non-influenceable  web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

Here we go:

Rank University/State Town/State
1 University of Ibadan Ibadan
2 University of Nigeria Nsukka
3 University of Lagos Lagos
4 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
5 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
6 University of Ilorin Ilorin
7 Covenant University Ota
8 Landmark University Omu-Aran
9 University of Benin Benin City
10 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
11 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna …
12 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta …
13 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo …
14 Kwara State University Ilorin
15 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
16 Lagos State University Ojo
17 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso …
18 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko …
19 University of Uyo Uyo
20 Bayero University Kano Kano
21 University of Jos Jos
22 American University of Nigeria Yola
23 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye …
24 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
25 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye-Ekiti …
26 Benue State University Makurdi
27 University of Abuja Abuja
28 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
29 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
30 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
31 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
32 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
33 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
34 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
35 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka …
36 Nasarawa State University Keffi
37 Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo
38 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
39 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin …
40 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
41 Abia State University Uturu
42 University of Calabar Calabar
43 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode …
44 Bowen University Iwo
45 Osun State University Oshogbo …
46 Pan-Atlantic University Lagos
47 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
48 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
49 Redeemer’s University Mowe
50 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
51 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
52 Akwa Ibom State University Ikot Akpad …
53 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
54 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
55 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
56 Imo State University Owerri
57 Veritas University Abuja
58 Cross River University of Technology Calabar …
59 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
60 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
61 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
62 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
63 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
64 Taraba State University Jalingo
65 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island
66 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
67 Kogi State University Anyigba
68 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
69 Lead City University Ibadan
70 Bells University of Technology Ota
71 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
72 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
73 Bauchi State University Gadau …
74 Baze University Abuja
75 Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano Kano
76 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
77 Samuel Adegboyega University Ogwa …
78 Madonna University, Okija Okija …
79 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
80 Adeleke University Ede
81 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
82 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
83 The Technical University Ibadan
84 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
85 Caleb University Imota
86 University of Medical Sciences Ondo City
87 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt
88 Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Birnin Kebbi
89 Igbinedion University Okada Okada …
90 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
91 Bingham University Auta Balifi
92 Sokoto State University Sokoto
93 University of Mkar Mkar
94 Kaduna State University Kaduna
95 Edo University Iyamho
96 Federal University, Wukari Wukari
97 Achievers University, Owo Owo
98 Fountain University Oshogbo
99 Crescent University, Abeokuta Abeokuta
100 Crawford University Faith City …
101 Anchor University, Lagos Ayobo-Ipaja
102 Paul University Awka
103 Mountain Top University Makogi Oba
104 Federal University, Gashua Gashua
105 Yobe State University Damaturu
106 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
107 Federal University, Kashere Kashere
108 Western Delta University Oghara
109 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
110 Adamawa State University Mubi
111 Caritas University Enugu
112 Novena University Ogume
113 Plateau State University Bokkos
114 Gregory University, Uturu Uturu
115 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina
116 Renaissance University Enugu
117 Gombe State University Gombe
118 Sule Lamido University Kafin Hausa
119 Federal University, Gusau Gusau
120 Kings University Odeomu
121 Tansian University Umunya …
122 Wellspring University Benin City
123 Wesley University of Science and Technology Ondo City
124 Augustine University Ilara
125 Southwestern University, Nigeria Okun Owa
126 Kwararafa University, Wukari Wukari
127 Kola Daisi University Ibadan
128 Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Agbara-Otor
129 Chrisland University Abeokuta
130 Mcpherson University Seriki-Sotayo
131 Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo
132 Ritman University Ikot Ekpene
133 PAMO University of Medical Sciences Port-Harcourt
134 Admiralty University of Nigeria Sapele
135 Rhema University Aba …
136 University of Africa Toru-Orua …
137 Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele Ijebu-Itele
138 Coal City University Enugu
139 Christopher University Mowe
140 Evangel University, Akaeze Enugu
141 Dominican University, Ibadan Ibadan
142 Arthur Jarvis University Calabar
143 Summit University Offa Offa
145 Eastern Palm University Ogboko
146 Hezekiah University Umudi
147 Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko Okerenghigho
149 Crown Hill University Ilorin
150 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin
151 Clifford University Ihie
152 Legacy University, Okija Okija
153 Spiritan University, Nneochi Umunneochi
154 Atiba University Oyo Town
Un Borno State University Maiduguri
Un Gombe State University of Science and Technology Kumo
Un Precious Cornerstone University Ibadan
Un Skyline University, Kano Kano
Un Zamfara State University Talata Mafara
Un Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta Abeokuta
Un Salem University Lokoja
Un Obong University Obong Ntak
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Legend: un=unranked.

Source: 4icu

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