List of 100 best universities in Nigeria

We ranked 100 best universities in Nigeria based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 1.29M citations received by 133K publications made by 157 universities in Nigeria, measured the popularity of 560 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Nigeria
#15 in Africa
#1061 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1948
#2 in Nigeria
#24 in Africa
#1614 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1962
#3 in Nigeria
#25 in Africa
#1615 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1960
#4 in Nigeria
#26 in Africa
#1632 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1962
#5 in Nigeria
#31 in Africa
#1831 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1975
#6 in Nigeria
#32 in Africa
#1906 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
49,436
Founded
1962
#7 in Nigeria
#40 in Africa
#2305 in the World
Acceptance Rate
98%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2002
#8 in Nigeria
#42 in Africa
#2432 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1975
#9 in Nigeria
#43 in Africa
#2472 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1970
#10 in Nigeria
#63 in Africa
#3070 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1983
#11 in Nigeria
#65 in Africa
#3085 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1982
#12 in Nigeria
#70 in Africa
#3177 in the World
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1975
#13 in Nigeria
#74 in Africa
#3249 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991
#14 in Nigeria
#83 in Africa
#3486 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
17,672
Founded
1981
#15 in Nigeria
#89 in Africa
#3649 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
24,169
Male:Female
54:46
Founded
1975
#16 in Nigeria
#93 in Africa
#3737 in the World
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1975
#17 in Nigeria
#94 in Africa
#3746 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1980
#18 in Nigeria
#105 in Africa
#3912 in the World
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
2009
#19 in Nigeria
#106 in Africa
#3929 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1982
#20 in Nigeria
#107 in Africa
#3931 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1988
#22 in Nigeria
#113 in Africa
#4083 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1990
#23 in Nigeria
#115 in Africa
#4095 in the World
Founded
1991
#24 in Nigeria
#123 in Africa
#4343 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1999
#25 in Nigeria
#124 in Africa
#4349 in the World
Enrollment
4,680
Founded
1988
#26 in Nigeria
#125 in Africa
#4374 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982
#27 in Nigeria
#129 in Africa
#4436 in the World
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1975
#28 in Nigeria
#134 in Africa
#4463 in the World
Founded
1992
#29 in Nigeria
#136 in Africa
#4479 in the World
Founded
1980
#30 in Nigeria
#141 in Africa
#4565 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1982
#31 in Nigeria
#159 in Africa
#4965 in the World
Founded
2000
#32 in Nigeria
#161 in Africa
#5027 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005
#33 in Nigeria
#166 in Africa
#5082 in the World
Founded
1975
#34 in Nigeria
#170 in Africa
#5134 in the World
Enrollment
16,092
Male:Female
57:43
Founded
1981
#35 in Nigeria
#175 in Africa
#5238 in the World
Founded
1981
#36 in Nigeria
#180 in Africa
#5380 in the World
Founded
2000
#37 in Nigeria
#182 in Africa
#5457 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2009
#38 in Nigeria
#183 in Africa
#5487 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1981
#39 in Nigeria
#187 in Africa
#5575 in the World
Founded
1988
#40 in Nigeria
#188 in Africa
#5593 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2011
#41 in Nigeria
#189 in Africa
#5595 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1992
#42 in Nigeria
#194 in Africa
#5719 in the World
Founded
2011
#45 in Nigeria
#211 in Africa
#6075 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1992
#46 in Nigeria
#220 in Africa
#6180 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2001
#47 in Nigeria
#226 in Africa
#6231 in the World
Founded
2002
#48 in Nigeria
#234 in Africa
#6340 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
2011
#49 in Nigeria
#238 in Africa
#6435 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1999
#50 in Nigeria
#242 in Africa
#6467 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2005
#51 in Nigeria
#245 in Africa
#6484 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2007
#52 in Nigeria
#249 in Africa
#6511 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2002
#53 in Nigeria
#250 in Africa
#6525 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2004
#54 in Nigeria
#262 in Africa
#6683 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005
#55 in Nigeria
#263 in Africa
#6688 in the World
Enrollment
8,510
Founded
2011
#56 in Nigeria
#266 in Africa
#6713 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2000
#57 in Nigeria
#269 in Africa
#6738 in the World
Founded
2002
#58 in Nigeria
#275 in Africa
#6783 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
2,500
Founded
2005
#59 in Nigeria
#278 in Africa
#6814 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2005
#60 in Nigeria
#280 in Africa
#6841 in the World
Founded
2004
#61 in Nigeria
#283 in Africa
#6908 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2005
#62 in Nigeria
#288 in Africa
#6978 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
375
Founded
2007
#63 in Nigeria
#293 in Africa
#7034 in the World
Founded
2011
#65 in Nigeria
#303 in Africa
#7155 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
8,500
Founded
2009
#66 in Nigeria
#306 in Africa
#7212 in the World
Enrollment
13,256
Founded
2006
#67 in Nigeria
#308 in Africa
#7229 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2012
#68 in Nigeria
#309 in Africa
#7238 in the World
Founded
2008
#69 in Nigeria
#319 in Africa
#7359 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1999
#70 in Nigeria
#324 in Africa
#7390 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2005
#71 in Nigeria
#333 in Africa
#7494 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
2011
#72 in Nigeria
#335 in Africa
#7585 in the World
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2002
#73 in Nigeria
#337 in Africa
#7613 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2004
#74 in Nigeria
#341 in Africa
#7726 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
2,932
Founded
2005
#75 in Nigeria
#347 in Africa
#7793 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2005
#76 in Nigeria
#349 in Africa
#7809 in the World
Founded
2002
#77 in Nigeria
#351 in Africa
#7823 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
2006
#78 in Nigeria
#357 in Africa
#7865 in the World
Founded
2011
#79 in Nigeria
#359 in Africa
#7871 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2008
#80 in Nigeria
#364 in Africa
#7912 in the World
Founded
2005
#81 in Nigeria
#368 in Africa
#7957 in the World
Founded
2017
#84 in Nigeria
#378 in Africa
#8126 in the World
Founded
2007
#85 in Nigeria
#397 in Africa
#8444 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
2007
#86 in Nigeria
#406 in Africa
#8608 in the World
Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
2015
#87 in Nigeria
#407 in Africa
#8631 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Founded
2009
#88 in Nigeria
#414 in Africa
#8772 in the World
Founded
2015
#89 in Nigeria
#417 in Africa
#8823 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2011
#90 in Nigeria
#426 in Africa
#9010 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Founded
2012
#91 in Nigeria
#460 in Africa
#9600 in the World
Enrollment
500
Founded
2009
#93 in Nigeria
#469 in Africa
#9767 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
2011
#94 in Nigeria
#492 in Africa
#10263 in the World
Founded
2005
#96 in Nigeria
#520 in Africa
#10677 in the World
Enrollment
2,230
Founded
2009
#97 in Nigeria
#532 in Africa
#10829 in the World
Founded
2015
#98 in Nigeria
#542 in Africa
#10899 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Enrollment
750
Founded
2009
#100 in Nigeria
#547 in Africa
#10932 in the World
Founded
2009

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

Average cost of living for students in Nigeria is $388 + $84-603 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).