What are the most popular Universities in Nigeria? the uniRanking was published by the management of the National Universities Commission (NUC) which has finally released the official ranking of universities across the country, for the year 2019.

The list contains names of Federal, State and Private universities in Nigeria.

From the ranking released by the national body and obtained  Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria came 1st, University of Lagos (UNILAG) came 2nd and Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) took the third position with University of Ibadan (UI) making it to the 4th position while one of the Private University emerged in the ranking on 6th position.

1.Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State

2.University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos

3.Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

4. The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State

5.The University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State

6.Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State

7.The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State

8.The University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State

9.University of Abuja, Abuja, FCT

10.The University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

11.The Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

12.The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State

13.The University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State

14.Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

15 Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto

16 Lagos State University, Ojo

17 The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State

18 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

19 Bayero University, Kano, Kano State

20 The American University of Nigeria, Yola, Adamawa State

21 The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Osun State

22 Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State

23 University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State

24 Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State

25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State

26 The University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State

27 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

28 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

29 Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu

30 Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt

31 Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko

32 Benue State University, Makurdi

33 Redeemer’s University, Mowe

34 Kwara State University, Malete

35 Veritas University, Abuja, FCT

36 Osun State University, Oshogbo

37 The University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State

38 Nasarawa State University, Keffi

39 African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, FCT

40 Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

41 University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State


43 The Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State

44 Federal University Dustin-Ma, Katsina State

45 Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

46 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ndufu-Alike

47 The University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno State

48 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina

49 Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja, FCT

50 Bowen University, Iwo

51 Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State

52 Delta State University, Abraka

53 Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

54 Abia State University, Uturu

55 Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State

56 The Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State

57 Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa State

58 Imo State University, Owerri

59 Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State

60 The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State

61 Kaduna State University, Kaduna

62 Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State

63 Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo

64 Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, Edo State

65 Paul University, Awka, Anambra State

66 Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State

67 Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo Town, Oyo State

68 Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State

69 Bingham University, Auta Balaifi

70 Baze University, Abuja, FCT

71 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State

72 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli

73 Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji

74 Madonna University, Okija

75 Crawford University, Faith City

76 Cross River University of Technology, Calabar

77 Caritas University, Enugu, Enugu State

78 Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa

79 The Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State

80 Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State

81 Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin

82 Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State

83 Caleb University, Imota

84 Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil

85 Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

86 Sokoto State University, Sokoto

87 Fountain University, Oshogbo, Osun State

88 Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State

89 Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

90 Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State

91 University of Mkar, Mkar, Benue State

92 Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Osun State

93 Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike

94 Taraba State University, Jalingo

95 Obong University, Obong Ntak

96 Yobe State University, Damaturu

97 Renaissance University, Enugu, Enugu State

98 Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State

99 Wellspring University, Benin City, Edo State

100 Al-Qalam University, Katsina, Katsina


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