Top 157 universities in Nigeria: Rankings & Acceptance rate

Rank
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University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1University of Nigeria45%Nsukka
2University of Ibadan45%Ibadan
3Covenant University45%Ota
4University of Lagos15%Lagos
5Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-Ife
6University of IlorinIlorin
7University of Benin95%Benin City
8University of Port Harcourt5%Port Harcourt
9Ahmadu Bello University95%Zaria
10Federal University of Technology, Akure55%Akure
11Federal University of Technology, Minna75%Minna
12Nnamdi Azikiwe University15%Awka
13Ladoke Akintola University of Technology15%Ogbomoso
14Bayero University KanoKano
15University of UyoUyo
16Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta45%Abeokuta
17Adekunle Ajasin University45%Akungba Akoko
18University of Jos5%Jos
19Lagos State UniversityOjo
20Federal University, Oye-Ekiti65%Oye-Ekiti
21Landmark University65%Omu-Aran
22Federal University of Technology, OwerriOwerri
23Rivers State University5%Port Harcourt
24Osun State University45%Oshogbo
25Kwara State UniversityIlorin
26Afe Babalola University95%Ado-Ekiti
27Babcock University15%Ilishan-Remo
28Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti15%Ado-Ekiti
29University of MaiduguriMaiduguri
30American University of Nigeria35%Yola
31Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-AlikeIkwo
32Delta State University, AbrakaAbraka
33University of CalabarCalabar
34Usmanu Danfodio UniversitySokoto
35Redeemer's University55%Ede
36Olabisi Onabanjo University65%Ago Iwoye
37Federal University, Dutsin-MaDutsin-Ma
38Benson Idahosa University55%Benin City
39Enugu State University of Science and TechnologyEnugu
40Abubakar Tafawa Balewa UniversityBauchi
41University of AbujaAbuja
42Federal University of Petroleum ResourcesEffurun
43Modibbo Adama University of TechnologyYola
44Federal University, OtuokeOtuoke
45Nile University of NigeriaAbuja
46Pan-Atlantic UniversityLagos
47Ambrose Alli UniversityEkpoma
48Federal University, DutseDutse
49Niger Delta UniversityWilberforce Island
50Bowen UniversityIwo
51Federal University, WukariWukari
52Umaru Musa Yar'Adua UniversityKatsina
53Imo State UniversityOwerri
54Yobe State UniversityDamaturu
55Abia State UniversityUturu
56African University of Science and TechnologyAbuja
57Elizade UniversityIlara-Mokin
58Kogi State University35%Anyigba
59Tai Solarin University of Education45%Ijebu-Ode
60University of Agriculture, MakurdiMakurdi
61Sule Lamido UniversityKafin Hausa
62Akwa Ibom State University65%Ikot Akpad
63Coal City UniversityEnugu
64Federal University, LokojaLokoja
65Nasarawa State UniversityKeffi
66Baze UniversityAbuja
67Igbinedion University Okada75%Okada
68Benue State UniversityMakurdi
69Kaduna State UniversityKaduna
70Edo UniversityIyamho
71Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu UniversityUli
72Ajayi Crowther University95%Oyo Town
73Yusuf Maitama Sule University KanoKano
74Clifford UniversityIhie
75Federal University, GashuaGashua
76Paul UniversityAwka
77Achievers University, Owo45%Owo
78Caleb UniversityImota
79Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida UniversityLapai
80Bingham University55%Auta Balifi
81Lead City University65%Ibadan
82Al-Hikmah University95%Ilorin
83Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, AbeokutaAbeokuta
84Skyline University NigeriaKano
85Taraba State UniversityJalingo
86Crawford University75%Faith City
87Adeleke UniversityEde
88Sokoto State UniversitySokoto
89Godfrey Okoye UniversityEnugu
90Madonna University, Okija75%Okija
91Cross River University of TechnologyCalabar
92Kano University of Science and TechnologyWudil
93The Technical UniversityIbadan
94Ebonyi State UniversityAbakaliki
95Michael Okpara University of AgricultureUmuahia
96Bauchi State UniversityGadau
97Federal University, LafiaLafia
98Mountain Top UniversityMakogi Oba
99Ondo State University of Science and TechnologyOkitipupa
100Federal University, KashereKashere
101Tansian UniversityUmunya
102Oduduwa UniversityIle-Ife
103University of Medical SciencesOndo City
104Samuel Adegboyega University95%Ogwa
105Federal University, Birnin KebbiBirnin Kebbi
106Adamawa State UniversityMubi
107Bells University of TechnologyOta
108Joseph Ayo Babalola University65%Ikeji-Arakeji
109Novena UniversityOgume
110Wesley University of Science and TechnologyOndo City
111Caritas University65%Enugu
112Admiralty University of NigeriaIbusa
113Ignatius Ajuru University of EducationPort Harcourt
114Federal University, GusauGusau
115Gregory University, UturuUturu
116Anchor University, LagosAyobo-Ipaja
117Gombe State University65%Gombe
118Augustine UniversityIlara
119Salem University - NigeriaLokoja
120Michael and Cecilia Ibru UniversityAgbara-Otor
121Plateau State UniversityBokkos
122Veritas University - AbujaAbuja
123Evangel University, AkaezeEnugu
124Renaissance UniversityEnugu
125Fountain University, OsogboOshogbo
126Kebbi State University of Science and TechnologyAliero
127Rhema University85%Aba
128Crown Hill UniversityIlorin
129Kings UniversityOdeomu
130Edwin Clark UniversityKiagbodo
131Crescent University, Abeokuta55%Abeokuta
132Kola Daisi UniversityIbadan
133Arthur Jarvis UniversityCalabar
134Eastern Palm UniversityOgboko
135Al-Qalam University, KatsinaKatsina
136Kwararafa University, Wukari65%Wukari
137Hezekiah University85%Umudi
138PAMO University of Medical SciencesPort Harcourt
139University of AfricaToru-Orua
140Western Delta UniversityOghara
141Chrisland UniversityAbeokuta
142Mcpherson UniversitySeriki-Sotayo
143Ritman UniversityIkot Ekpene
144Wellspring UniversityBenin City
145Dominican University, IbadanIbadan
146Hallmark University, Ijebu-IteleIjebu-Itele
147Obong University55%Obong Ntak
148Summit University OffaOffa
149University of MkarMkar
150Christopher UniversityMowe
151Nigerian Maritime University, OkerenkokoOkerenghigho
152Precious Cornerstone UniversityIbadan
153Southwestern University, Nigeria85%Okun Owa
154Eko University of Medical and Health SciencesIjanikin
155Legacy University, OkijaOkija
156Spiritan University, Nneochi45%Umunneochi
157Atiba UniversityOyo Town

The best cities to study in Nigeria based on the number of universities and their ranks are Nsukka, Ibadan, Ota, and Lagos.

Average cost of living for students in Nigeria is $343 + $65-464 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).