10 Best University in Nigeria and Top 100 by WeboMetrics

Today I will be listing the 10 Best University in Nigeria as ranked by WeboMetrics World University ranking. Also, a list of 100 Best University in Nigeria.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the major accreditation and regulatory body of every university in Nigeria.

Nigeria has over 120 Federal, State and Private university.

WeboMetrics is the body in charge of regulative Universities I’m the whole world. According to them, the below are the list of Top 10 University in Nigeria as of 2017.

List of 10 Best University in Nigeria


1.University of Lagos (UniLag)

The University of Lagos is the Top University in Nigeria as of 2017 WeboMetrics ranking.

UniLag is a federal government research university in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria.

The university was established in 1962 as a public research university to to achieve rapid industrialization and development after independence.

The current Vice Chancellor of UniLag is Professor Rahmon Ade Bello. For More Visit their Official Website.

2.Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

This is rank the 2nd best University in Nigeria.

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university.

The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962.

The current Vice Chancellor is Professor Anthony Elujoba (Acting).

For more details visit OAU Official Website

3. University of Ibadan (UI)

The University of Ibadan (UI) is ranked 3rd Best University in Nigeria.

UI is the oldest Nigerian university and is located 8 kilometers from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria.

It is established in 1948 and the current Vice Chancellor is Abel Idowu Olayinka.

Visit the Official Website for more information.

4. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

University of Ilorin was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975.

Unilorin  is a federal government owned tertiary institution of education located in Ilorin, Kwara State, western Nigeria.

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The current Vice Chancellor is Abdul Ganiyu Ambali. Visit UNILORIN Website for more

5. Covenant University Ota.

Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria.

It is a Private Christian University, affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide.

The Founder/Chancellor Bishop David .O. Oyedepo is One of the Richest Pastor in Nigeria.
CU is member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

In January 2015, CU was ranked as the best university in Nigeria according to Webometrics.

Covenant University was founded in 2002 and to can visit their Official Website for more .

7. University of Nigeria (UNN)

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960

The University of Nigeria has three campuses – Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla – located in Enugu State.

Current Vice Chancellor is Professor Benjamin Ozumba. Their Official Website of UNN.

8. University of Benin (Uniben)

The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1 July 1971.

In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia (then also Visitor to the University) formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin.

The current Vice Chancellor of Uniben is Prof Faraday Orumwense.

For more details about Uniben visit their Official Website.

9. University of Port Harcourt (Uniport)

The University of Port Harcourt is a university in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt.

It was established in 1975 as University College, Port Harcourt, and was given university status in 1977. Current Vice Chancellor is Prof. Ndokwa Lale.

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10. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).

ABU is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria.

The university operates two campuses: Samaru (main) and Kongo in Zaria.

There is also pre-degree School located in Funtua few kilometres away from main campus owned by the university. Official Website of ABU.

List of 100 Best University in Nigeria

The above is the list of 10 best university in Nigeria. We are going to list the other universities according to their ranking by WeboMetrics.
11 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
12 Landmark University
13 Rivers State University of Science and Technology
14 Federal University of Technology, Akure
15 University of Jos

16 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
17 Lagos State University
18 Redeemer’s University
19 Bayero University Kano
20 University of Maiduguri

21 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
22 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma
23 Federal University of Technology, Owerri
24 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
25 Afe Babalola University

26 Osun State University
27 Paul University
28 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
29 Adekunle Ajasin University
30 Federal University, Dutse

31 University of Uyo
32 University of Agriculture, Makurdi
33 University of Abuja
34 Ebonyi State University
35 Veritas University

36 Madonna University
37 University of Calabar
38 Nasarawa State University
39 Pan African University
40 Ambrose Alli University

41 Lead City University
42 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
43 Kwara State University
44 Delta State University, Abraka
45 Baze University

46 Bingham University
47 Bells University of Technology
48 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University
49 Babcock University
50 Federal University of Petroleum Resources

51 Benue State University
52 Enugu State University of Science and Technology
53 Joseph Ayo Babalola University
54 Niger Delta University
55 African University of Science and Technology

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56 Kaduna State University
57 Federal University, Lokoja
58 Igbinedion University Okada
59 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University
60 Fountain University

61 American University of Nigeria
62 Achievers University, Owo
63 Ondo State University of Science & Technology
64 Obong University
65 Crawford University

66 Federal University, Otuoke
67 Anambra State University
68 Olabisi Onabanjo University
69 Tai Solarin University of Education
70 Modibbo Adama University of Technology

71 Ajayi Crowther University
72 Imo State University
73 Caleb University
74 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike
75 University of Mkar

76 Nigerian Turkish Nile University
77 Novena University
78 Adeleke University
79 Renaissance University
80 Al-Hikmah University

81 Caritas University
82 Usmanu Danfodio University
83 Kebbi State University of Science and Technology
84 Benson Idahosa University
85 Oduduwa University

86 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture
87 Bowen University
88 Adamawa State University
89 Crescent University
90 Cross River University of Science & Technology

91 Gombe State University
92 Elizade University
93 Abia State University
94 Wellspring University
95 Yobe State University

96 Western Delta University
97 Federal University, Lafia
98 Wesley University of Science and Technology
99 Bauchi State University
100 Federal University, Kashere

101 Federal University, Wukari
102 Samuel Adegboyega University
103 Taraba State University
104 Sokoto State University
105 Kwararafa University Wukari

106 Akwa Ibom State University
107 Godfrey Okoye University
108 Plateau State University

109 Katsina University
110 Kogi State University
111 Rhema University

Which of the above universities did you apply and what rank are they? Let us know by commenting. If your university is not mentioned here, please ask your Senate and Vice Chancellor some questions.

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