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List Of Best 100 Universities In Nigeria [2022/2023 World Latest ranking]

The best universities in Nigeria should of no doubt be judged based on mere assumption or sentiment, it should be based on clear criteria that clearly define its value and reputation.

Also, the best universities should be selected based on being accredited by the appropriate Nigerian higher education-related organization

Another basis on which the best universities should be selected is based on the duration of obtaining their degree, they must be offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)

All these factors are attributed to the selection of the below-listed universities as the best universities in Nigeria as far as the latest ranking is concerned.

The best universities in Nigeria-Latest ranking:

rankingWorld RankUniversity
11233University of Ibadan(UI)
21677University of Nigeria(UON)
31704Covenant University Ota
42077Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)
52094University of Lagos(UI)
62216Ahmadu Bello University
72726University of Ilorin
82935Federal University of Technology Akure(FUTA)
93057Adekunle Ajasin University
103182University of Port Harcourt
113257Federal University of Technology Minna
123375University of Benin
133602Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
143628Bayero University Kano
153647University of Calabar
163737Federal University of Technology Owerri
173738Nnamdi Azikiwe University
183745Rivers State University of Science & Technology
193750University of Jos
203762Lagos State University
213838University of Uyo
223932Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
234135University of Agriculture Abeokuta
244223University of Abuja
254326University of Maiduguri
264436Usmanu Danfodiyo University
275015Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
285123Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
295590Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
305764American University of Nigeria
315791Benue State University
325888Niger Delta University
336071African University of Science & Technology Abuja
346078Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
356190Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
366576Delta State University Nigeria
376773Landmark University
386999Babcock University
397100Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
407592Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
417657Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
427758Redeemer’s University
437825Osun State University
448013Skyline University Nigeria
458207Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
468422Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
478500Kwara State University
488534Imo State University Owerri
498601Joseph Ayo Babalola University
508747Abia State University Uturu
518831Bowen University
528962Federal University Dustin Ma
539025Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
549134Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
559545Technical University Ibadan
569592Bauchi State University Gadau
579826Lagos Business School Pan Atlantic University
589998Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
5910078Edo University Iyamho
6010140Auchi Polytechnic
6110182Akwa Ibom State University of Technology
6210250Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
6310326Kogi State University
6410531Pan African University Lagos
6510552Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
6610587Nasarawa State University
6710587Ebonyi State University
6810654Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
6910729Kaduna State University
7010729Kebbi State University Kebbi
7110784Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli)
7210832Godfrey Okoye University
7310979Edo State Polytechnic Usen
7411026Yaba College of Technology
7511047Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
7611055Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
7711062Tai Solarin University of Education
7811235Igbinedion University Okada
7911383Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
8011518Elizade University Ilara Mokin
8111566University of Medical Sciences Ondo
8211574Lead City University Ibadan
8311590National Open University of Nigeria
8411748Nile University of Nigeria (Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja)
8511799Adeleke University Ede
8611975Baze University Kuchigoro
8712278Benson Idahosa University
8812305Al Hikmah University Ilorin
8912459Federal University Kashere Gombe State
9012508Federal University Wukari Taraba State
9112742Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
9212872Taraba State University Jalingo
9312881Bingham University New Karu
9413203Bells University of Technology Otta
9513232Fountain University Osogbo
9613269Kano University of Science & Technology Wudil
9713344Federal Polytechnic Ede
9813544Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri
9913647Lagos State Polytechnic
10013764Adeyemi College of Education Ondo

The best university in Nigeria-UI

University of Ibadan

The university of Ibadan haven being Established in 1948, UI as it is popularly called, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. The University, which took off with academic programs in Arts, Science, and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programs in sixteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture, the Social Science and Medicine has now expanded to a more comprehensive citadel and river of learning with academic programs in about sixteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture, the Social Science, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health, Dentistry, Economics, Renewable Natural Resources, and Environmental Design and Management. 

The university appeared in the latest ranking by the Times Higher Education which is among the only four Nigerian universities that appeared on the list.

This surely must have been decided after a series of deliberation considering different factors.


Covenant University:

Covenant university

The university has had a dramatic rise in reputation in recent years since established. It has four colleges, mostly dedicated to vocational studies: the College of Business and Social Sciences; the College of Leadership and Development Studies; the College of Engineering; and the College of Science and Technology.

Covenant University is also affiliated with the Living Faith Church Worldwide. It is located in Otta-Ogun State.

The University of Lagos (UI)

University of Lagos

The University of Lagos was founded in 1962. It presently has three Campuses in Yaba and Surulere. Whereas two of its Campuses are located in Yaba (the main campus in Akoka and the recently created campus at the former School of Radiography), its College of Medicine is located in Idi-Araba, Surulere. Remarkably, all three campuses are located in the Mainland of Lagos. Its main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Lagos lagoon on 802 acres of land in Akoka, the North Eastern part of Yaba.

The University of Lagos currently has twelve Faculties, namely, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Business Administration, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Pharmacy, Science, and Social Sciences


University of Nsukka

University in Nigeria(Nsukka)

The University Of Nigeria (NsuKKA) is ranked fourth in Nigeria and it has 102 academic departments across 15 faculties, and it offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programs.

The University of Nigeria Nsukka has four campuses. The main one is in Nsukka; the others are in Enugu, Ituku-Ozalla and Aba.


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  1. I have always chosen the university of Lagos as my number one choice, but seeing the details on your site, I think I might have to reconsider and explore more options for myself.

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