List of Top Universities in Nigeria (NUC Approved)

Looking for top universities in Nigeria to enroll into. Or just for general information or any other purpose. This page provides a listing of the top universities that have been approved by the NUC(Nigeria University Commission) and how they have continued to remain relevant over the years.

Before we go into the individual listing. Let’s have a glimpse of what the top universities in Nigeria are like.

University of Ibadan UI:

had always retained the top position for several years. But, some years it just flips to the third or second. The University is one of Nigerian premier universities. Established in 1948 as a college then later a university in 1962. UI is a Federal Government owned institution. And one of the best public universities out there.

Obafemi Awolowo University OAU:

OAU was founded in the year 1962. And also one of Nigeria’s first universities. The university is located in Ife, Osun State of Nigeria. Also among the top Best Federal Universities in Nigeria.

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria ABU:

ABU is located in Zaria, Kaduna State of Nigeria. The university is one of the premier Nigerian universities alongside the likes of university of Ibadan and Obafemi Awolowo university. ABU was established in 1962, first as a government research institute and later expanded and became the largest university in West Africa. ABU is also among the top Federal Government institutions in Nigeria. And has 2 campuses. Samaru campus for Sciences and Kongo campus for Arts/Law.

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University of Nigeria Nsukka:

UNN is located in Enugu state of Nigeria. The University is one of Nigeria first universities. The university was founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe. And one of the top tertiary institution in Nigeria for learning. It is a Federal University housing three campuses, Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku.

Without further ado, below are the top universities in Nigeria. That are approved by NUC and are currently operational.

List of Universities in Nigeria:

  1.  University of Ibadan, UI
  2. University of Lagos, Unilag
  3. University of Benin, Uniben
  4. Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Abu
  6. University of Ilorin, Unilorin
  7.  University of Jos, Unijos
  8.  University of Port Harcourt, Uniport
  9.  University of Maiduguri, Unimaid
  10.  University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,
  11. Lagos State University, Lasu
  12.  Federal University of Technology, Futo
  13. Covenant University, CU
  14. University of Nigeria, UNN
  15. Federal University of Technology, Futa
  16.  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Unizik
  17.  Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Esut
  18.  Pan African University
  19.  Ladoke Akintola University of Technology lautech
  20.  Modibbo Adama University of Technology
  21.  African University of Science and Technology
  22.  University of Uyo, Uniuyo
  23.  Bayero University Kano, Buk
  24.  Ambrose Alli University, AAU
  25.  Redeemer’s University,
  26.  Babcock University
  27.  Federal University of Technology,
  28.  University of Calabar, Unical
  29.  Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
  30.  Ajayi Crowther University
  31.  Bowen University
  32.  Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Rsust
  33.  Lead City University
  34.  Crawford University
  35.  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU
  36.  Abia State University, Absu
  37.  Usmanu Danfodio University,
  38.  Igbinedion University
  39.  Imo State University, Imsu
  40.  Niger Delta University
  41.  Bells University of Technology
  42.  Kwara State University
  43.  Nasarawa State University
  44.  Caleb University
  45.  Obong University Obong
  46.  Adekunle Ajasin University
  47.  Ekiti State University,
  48.  American University of Nigeria
  49.  Joseph Ayo Babalola University
  50.  Veritas University Abuja
  51.  Afe Babalola University
  52.  Kaduna State University Kaduna
  53.  Osun State University Oshogbo
  54.  Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
  55.  Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ndufu-Alike
  56.  Salem University Lokoja
  57.  Novena University Ogume
  58.  Achievers University, Owo Owo
  59.  Benson Idahosa University Benin City
  60.  Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
  61.  University of Abuja Abuja
  62. University of Mkar Mkar
  63.  Madonna University Okija
  64. Bingham University Auta Balifi
  65.  Plateau State University Bokkos
  66.  Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
  67.  Federal University, Dutse Dutse
  68.  Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja
  69.  Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
  70.  Landmark University Omu-Aran
  71. Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
  72.  University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
  73.  Renaissance University Enugu
  74.  Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
  75.  Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode
  76.  Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye
  77.  Kano State University of Technology Wudil
  78.  Tansian University Umunya …
  79.  Akwa Ibom State University Uyo
  80.  Baze University Abuja
  81.  Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero
  82. Benue State University Makurdi
  83.  Adeleke University Ede
  84.  Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
  85.  Kogi State University Anyigba
  86.  Western Delta University Oghara
  87.  Federal University, Wukari Wukari
  88.  Paul University Awka
  89.  Caritas University Enugu
  90.  Federal University, Lafia Lafia
  91.  Cross River University of Science & Technology Calabar
  92. Fountain University Oshogbo
  93. Al-Hikmah University Ilorin
  94.  Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
  95.  Oduduwa University Ile Ife
  96.  Anambra State University Uli
  97.  Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye
  98.  Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
  99.  Federal University, Kashere Kashere
  100.  Rhema University Obeama-Asa
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