List of Top 50 Best Universities In Nigeria in 2021 – Latest Ranking

There are over 200 Universities in Nigeria and they comprise of both Accredited and those that are not accredited.  Everyone wants to gain admission to the best universities in Nigeria and that is why we have created this article about the top 50 universities in Nigeria in 2021 and their latest world ranking. It is important to note that all the Nigerian universities listed here are approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of Nigeria. A university is an institution of higher education offering courses at degree level or below. These top 50 universities in Nigeria were ranked using statistics from different sources around the top. Being a stand out university is not an easy fit and that is why they are always among the most sought after institutions in JAMB yearly applications.

Some of these best universities in Nigeria have adequate and quality facilities to deliver lectures and impact knowledge into their students.

Below is a list of 50 (fifty) the best universities in Nigeria in 2021 and their ranking.

Nigeria Ranking World Rank Name of University
1 1249 University of Ibadan
2 1365 Covenant University Ota
3 1673 University of Nigeria
4 1728 Obafemi Awolowo University
5 1821 University of Lagos
6 2266 Ahmadu Bello University
7 2471 University of Port Harcourt
8 2496 Federal University of Technology Akure
9 2676 University of Benin
10 2876 Adekunle Ajasin University
11 3005 Federal University of Technology Minna
12 3251 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
13 3327 Bayero University Kano
14 3393 University of Calabar
15 3446 Landmark University
16 3497 University of Ilorin
17 3568 University of Jos
18 3571 Lagos State University
19 3607 Federal University of Technology Owerri
20 3613 University of Uyo
21 3872 Rivers State University of Science & Technology
22 3922 Redeemer’s University
23 3974 University of Agriculture Abeokuta
24 4015 Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
25 4072 University of Abuja
26 4118 University of Maiduguri
27 4121 Usmanu Danfodiyo University
28 4354 Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
29 4400 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
30 4588 Osun State University
31 4715 Kwara State University
32 4751 Nnamdi Azikiwe University
33 5345 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
34 5677 Niger Delta University
35 5778 Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
36 5802 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
37 6039 Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
38 6143 Benue State University
39 6291 Skyline University Nigeria
40 6345 Delta State University Nigeria
41 6356 Babcock University
42 6408 Imo State University Owerri
43 6432 American University of Nigeria
44 6531 Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
45 6635 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
46 6701 African University of Science & Technology Abuja
47 7229 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
48 8017 Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
49 8191 National Open University of Nigeria
50 8324 Federal University Dutsin Ma
51 8406 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
52 8420 Kogi State University
53 8690 Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
54 8906 Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
55 9002 Igbinedion University Okada
56 9295 Ebonyi State University
57 9333 Edo University Iyamho
58 9383 Kaduna State University
59 9853 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
60 9898 Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
61 9925 Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
62 9945 Joseph Ayo Babalola University
63 10099 Federal University Kashere Gombe State
64 10106 Technical University Ibadan
65 10160 Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
66 10383 Tai Solarin University of Education
67 10484 Godfrey Okoye University
68 10543 University of Medical Sciences Ondo
69 10640 Nasarawa State University
70 10874 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
71 10874 Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
72 10964 Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
73 11004 Auchi Polytechnic
74 11054 Baze University Kuchigoro
75 11082 Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
76 11330 (1) Coal City University
77 11394 Elizade University Ilara Mokin
78 11454 Yaba College of Technology
79 11579 Lead City University Ibadan
80 11778 Adeleke University Ede
81 11884 Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
82 11939 Abia State University Uturu
83 12045 Federal University Wukari Taraba State
84 12350 Benson Idahosa University
85 12522 Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti
86 12614 Pan African University Lagos
87 13004 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
88 13157 Al Hikmah University Ilorin
89 13368 Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
90 13450 Bells University of Technology Otta
91 13902 Bowen University
92 13931 Polytechnic Ibadan
93 13974 Gombe State University Gombe
94 14075 Bingham University New Karu
95 14173 Lagos State Polytechnic
96 14209 Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
97 14332 Mountain Top University
98 14646 Madonna University Nigeria
99 14706 Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
100 14749 Taraba State University Jalingo
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This list is the most recent list of ranking of the 50 top best universities in Nigeria in 2021 and will be updated with more or less academic institutions as deemed fit by the board.


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