List of Top 100 Best Universities In Nigeria in 2021 – Ranking

The best universities in Nigeria in 2021 were the most sought after institution of learning. Everybody wants to study in the best university around the country and gaining admission could be a difficult task. This article is created to cure the yearnings of those searching for the top 1oo best universities in Nigeria in 2021. We have over 200 universities in Nigeria but these 100 have distinguished themselves and set the pace running for others to follow.

Students normally enter university from age 18 onward and study for an academic degree and it is the dream of any parent to see their child studying the in the best schools around the country. These list of the best universities in Nigeria was compiled using the best statistics from all around the world, which includes the capacity of the institution, numbers of lecturers, courses of study, etc.

Historically, universities are divided into several tiers:

  • First Generation Universities
  • Second Generation Universities
  • Third Generation Universities
  • State Universities
  • Private Universities

This list o the one hundred best Universities in Nigeria, 2021 were ranked by Webometrics, a ranking system for the world’s universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web content (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received.

University of Ibadan, the premier University retains the top spot and number sixteen(16) in Africa and 1249 in the world (too bad)

Below is the list of the top 100 Universities in Nigeria in 2021

Nigeria Ranking Name of University
1 University of Ibadan
2 Covenant University Ota
3 University of Nigeria
4 Obafemi Awolowo University
5 University of Lagos
6 Ahmadu Bello University
7 University of Port Harcourt
8 Federal University of Technology Akure
9 University of Benin
10 Adekunle Ajasin University
11 Federal University of Technology Minna
12 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
13 Bayero University Kano
14 University of Calabar
15 Landmark University
16 University of Ilorin
17 University of Jos
18 Lagos State University
19 Federal University of Technology Owerri
20 University of Uyo
21 Rivers State University of Science & Technology
22 Redeemer’s University
23 University of Agriculture Abeokuta
24 Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
25 University of Abuja
26 University of Maiduguri
27 Usmanu Danfodiyo University
28 Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
29 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
30 Osun State University
31 Kwara State University
32 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
33 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
34 Niger Delta University
35 Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
36 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
37 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
38 Benue State University
39 Skyline University Nigeria
40 Delta State University Nigeria
41 Babcock University
42 Imo State University Owerri
43 American University of Nigeria
44 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
45 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
46 African University of Science & Technology Abuja
47 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
48 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
49 National Open University of Nigeria
50 Federal University Dutsin Ma
51 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
52 Kogi State University
53 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
54 Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
55 Igbinedion University Okada
56 Ebonyi State University
57 Edo University Iyamho
58 Kaduna State University
59 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
60 Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
61 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
62 Joseph Ayo Babalola University
63 Federal University Kashere Gombe State
64 Technical University Ibadan
65 Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
66 Tai Solarin University of Education
67 Godfrey Okoye University
68 University of Medical Sciences Ondo
69 Nasarawa State University
70 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
71 Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
72 Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
73 Auchi Polytechnic
74 Baze University Kuchigoro
75 Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
76 (1) Coal City University
77 Elizade University Ilara Mokin
78 Yaba College of Technology
79 Lead City University Ibadan
80 Adeleke University Ede
81 Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
82 Abia State University Uturu
83 Federal University Wukari Taraba State
84 Benson Idahosa University
85 Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti
86 Pan African University Lagos
87 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
88 Al Hikmah University Ilorin
89 Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
90 Bells University of Technology Otta
91 Bowen University
92 Polytechnic Ibadan
93 Gombe State University Gombe
94 Bingham University New Karu
95 Lagos State Polytechnic
96 Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
97 Mountain Top University
98 Madonna University Nigeria
99 Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
100 Taraba State University Jalingo

This list is the most recent list of ranking of the one hundred (100) top best universities in Nigeria in 2021 and will be updated with more or less academic institutions when updated.

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