Top 157 universities in Nigeria: Rankings & Acceptance rate

  1. University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1960
  2. University of Ibadan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  3. University of Lagos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1962
  4. Covenant University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    98%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2002
  5. Obafemi Awolowo University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1962
  6. University of Ilorin logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1975
  7. Ahmadu Bello University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    49,436
    Founded
    1962
  8. University of Benin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1970
  9. University of Port Harcourt logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1975
  10. Federal University of Technology, Akure logo
    Acceptance Rate
    60%
    Enrollment
    17,672
    Founded
    1981
  11. Rivers State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1980
  12. Nnamdi Azikiwe University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  13. Bayero University Kano logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1975
  14. University of Uyo logo
    Founded
    1991
  15. Federal University of Technology, Minna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    15,000
    Founded
    1982
  16. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1990
  17. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1988
  18. Babcock University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    7,460
    Male:Female
    48:52
    Founded
    1999
  19. Lagos State University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1983
  20. University of Jos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    24,169
    Male:Female
    54:46
    Founded
    1975
  21. Federal University of Technology, Owerri logo
    Enrollment
    21,039
    Founded
    1980
  22. Adekunle Ajasin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  23. Delta State University, Abraka logo
    Founded
    1992
  24. University of Maiduguri logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1975
  25. University of Calabar logo
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Male:Female
    58:42
    Founded
    1975
  26. Ambrose Alli University logo
    Founded
    1980
  27. Kwara State University logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    2009
  28. Olabisi Onabanjo University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1982
  29. University of Abuja logo
    Founded
    1988
  30. Enugu State University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    16,092
    Male:Female
    57:43
    Founded
    1981
  31. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1982
  32. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2011
  33. Usmanu Danfodio University logo
    Founded
    1975
  34. Landmark University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  35. Redeemer's University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  36. Modibbo Adama University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    13,688
    Male:Female
    75:25
    Founded
    1988
  37. Afe Babalola University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2009
  38. Benson Idahosa University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    2002
  39. American University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2004
  40. Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2011
  41. Benue State University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1992
  42. Osun State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2007
  43. Bowen University logo
    Enrollment
    4,524
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    2001
  44. Tai Solarin University of Education logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2005
  45. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1992
  46. Abia State University logo
    Enrollment
    20,400
    Founded
    1981
  47. Imo State University logo
    Founded
    1981
  48. Igbinedion University Okada logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1999
  49. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma logo
    Founded
    2011
  50. Ebonyi State University logo
    Enrollment
    19,753
    Male:Female
    46:54
    Founded
    2000
  51. Nasarawa State University logo
    Enrollment
    10,000
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    2002
  52. Ajayi Crowther University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2005
  53. Nile University of Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2009
  54. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University logo
    Enrollment
    13,256
    Founded
    2006
  55. Federal University, Wukari logo
    Founded
    2011
  56. Pan-Atlantic University logo
    Founded
    2002
  57. Federal University, Dutse logo
    Founded
    2011
  58. Crawford University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  59. Kaduna State University logo
    Founded
    2004
  60. Federal University, Lafia logo
    Founded
    2011
  61. Founded
    2016
  62. African University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2007
  63. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2000
  64. Federal University, Otuoke logo
    Enrollment
    250
    Founded
    2011
  65. Elizade University logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2012
  66. Akwa Ibom State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    300
    Founded
    2009
  67. Federal University, Kashere logo
    Founded
    2011
  68. Mountain Top University logo
    Founded
    2015
  69. Federal University, Lokoja logo
    Founded
    2011
  70. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University logo
    Enrollment
    4,752
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    2005
  71. Lead City University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,366
    Male:Female
    43:57
    Founded
    2005
  72. Sokoto State University logo
    Enrollment
    200
    Founded
    2009
  73. Yobe State University logo
    Founded
    2006
  74. Founded
    2013
  75. Baze University logo
    Founded
    2011
  76. Adeleke University logo
    Founded
    2011
  77. Godfrey Okoye University logo
    Enrollment
    2,230
    Founded
    2009
  78. Bingham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2005
  79. Cross River University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2002
  80. Anchor University, Lagos logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2014
  81. Founded
    2013
  82. Al-Hikmah University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    95%
    Enrollment
    2,932
    Founded
    2005
  83. Bells University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  84. Taraba State University logo
    Founded
    2008
  85. Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano logo
    Founded
    2012
  86. Wesley University of Science and Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    62%
    Founded
    2007
  87. Kogi State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1999
  88. Joseph Ayo Babalola University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    1,212
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    2006
  89. Bauchi State University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2011
  90. Adamawa State University logo
    Founded
    2002
  91. Achievers University, Owo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2008
  92. Madonna University, Okija logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    7,163
    Founded
    1999
  93. Founded
    2016
  94. Federal University, Gashua logo
    Founded
    2013
  95. Coal City University logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2016
  96. The Technical University logo
    Founded
    2012
  97. Veritas University - Abuja logo
    Founded
    2007
  98. Samuel Adegboyega University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2011
  99. Gombe State University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2004
  100. Fountain University, Osogbo logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2007
  101. Caritas University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    2005
  102. Rhema University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2009
  103. Founded
    2012
  104. Novena University logo
    Enrollment
    1,258
    Founded
    2005
  105. Founded
    2012
  106. University of Africa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    2016
  107. Admiralty University of Nigeria logo
    Founded
    2017
  108. Augustine University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2015
  109. Kola Daisi University logo
    Founded
    2016
  110. Kings University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    22%
    Founded
    2015
  111. Caleb University logo
    Founded
    2007
  112. Crescent University, Abeokuta logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    2005
  113. Oduduwa University logo
    Founded
    2009
  114. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    1,830
    Male:Female
    81:19
    Founded
    2006
  115. Salem University - Nigeria logo
    Enrollment
    757
    Male:Female
    51:49
    Founded
    2007
  116. Hezekiah University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2015
  117. Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Founded
    2009
  118. Enrollment
    350
    Founded
    2005
  119. Founded
    2018
  120. Chrisland University logo
    Founded
    2015
  121. Al-Qalam University, Katsina logo
    Founded
    2005
  122. Edwin Clark University logo
    Founded
    2015
  123. Renaissance University logo
    Founded
    2005
  124. Wellspring University logo
    Founded
    2009
  125. Western Delta University logo
    Enrollment
    2,500
    Founded
    2007
  126. Tansian University logo
    Founded
    2009
  127. Arthur Jarvis University logo
    Founded
    2016
  128. Eastern Palm University logo
    Founded
    2016
  129. Dominican University, Ibadan logo
    Founded
    2016
  130. Founded
    2015
  131. Obong University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    2007
  132. Mcpherson University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Founded
    2012
  133. Summit University Offa logo
    Founded
    2015
  134. Southwestern University, Nigeria logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2012
  135. Spiritan University, Nneochi logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    125
    Founded
    2017
  136. Christopher University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Founded
    2015
  137. Crown Hill University logo
    Founded
    2016
  138. Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    2005
  139. Founded
    2016
  140. Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Founded
    2017
  141. University of Mkar logo
    Founded
    2005
  142. Atiba University logo
    Founded
    2017

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

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).