Current Best Universities in Nigeria: Top 50 (Latest Ranking, 2024)

This post contains the latest ranking of Top 50 Nigerian universities that are considered the best in the country to study this 2024.


Some prestigious universities in the country that are considered best didn’t just start yesterday to be ranked among the top schools in Nigeria.

These institutions of learning have over the years built foundations of academic excellence and have produced great leaders that are making waves in different endeavors in today’s economy.

The list of best universities is not limited to either Federal, state or private universities in Nigeria, but consists of a mixture of all types. This year, the best Nigerian university went to University of Ibadan, while the second also went to a popular Federal school, the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

So if you are looking for best Nigerian college to study at, below is a table listing out the latest ranking of 50 best Nigerian universities accredited by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC), their ranks and location.

List of Top 50 best universities in Nigeria Currently 2023




1 University of Ibadan Ibadan
2 University of Lagos Lagos
3 Covenant University Ota
4 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
5 University of Ilorin Ilorin
6 University of Nigeria Nsukka …
7 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
8 University of Benin Ugbowo …
9 Lagos State University Ojo
10 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
11 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye …
12 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo …
13 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
14 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta …
15 Kwara State University Ilorin
16 Landmark University Omu-Aran
17 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
18 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
19 Bayero University Kano Kano
20 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
21 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye …
22 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
23 University of Jos Jos
24 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna
25 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode …
26 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
27 Veritas University Abuja
28 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
29 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso …
30 University of Uyo Uyo
31 University of Abuja Abuja
32 Pan African University Lagos
33 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka …
34 American University of Nigeria Yola
35 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko …
36 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
37 Bowen University Iwo
38 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
39 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
40 Redeemer’s University Mowe
41 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
42 Osun State University Oshogbo …
43 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
44 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
45 University of Calabar Calabar
46 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
47 Baze University Abuja
48 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
49 Kaduna State University Kaduna
50 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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  1. Chioma says:

    How much is the registration fee for UNILAG

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