Top 10 Best Universities in Nigeria 2019

Usually, there are a lot of platforms where Universities are ranked all over the world. Here, we bring to you the Top 10 best Universities in Nigeria 2019. According to world’s popular rankings.

Top 10 Best Universities in Nigeria 2019

One of the most popular and well esteemed is the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The THE World University Ranking  ranks universities from all over the world based on different  performance indicators such as Teaching– which concentrates on the quality of the learning environment, Research–  about the quality of research, the volume, income generated  as well as reputation, also they look at Citations, International outlook and Industry income.

Top 10 Nigeria Universities 2019- THE World University Ranking

Based on the most recent THE World University rankings 2019, only three Nigerian universities made it to the list out of more than 1, 200 universities ranked and these include;

  1. Covenant University: which was ranked between 601-800th in the world.
  2. University of Ibadan – also between 601- 800th but coming after Covenant.
  3. University of Nigeria Nsukka ranking 1000th+

Top 10 Best Universities in Nigeria 2019- Webometrics World University Ranking

Now considering another platform known as Webometrics, we can actually find a lot more universities in Nigeria. This is because Webometrics checks a higher number of universities and so includes more Nigerian Universities. Actually, Webometrics is said to cover about 26, 000 universities in the world.

Also, the webometrics ranking of World universities is carried out by the Cybermetrics Lab of the largest public research body in Spain known as CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigacions Cientificas) also called the Spanish National Research Council

The platform ranks university mainly based on their web presence and impact, openness and excellence. The ranking explores information on criteria such as number of journals published, presence of international students, number of lecturers, research as well as overall excellence.

Top 10 Nigerian Universities 2019

As Webometrics is yet to release their ranking for the year 2019, here is the 2018 ranking which is their latest.

  1. University of Ibadan – ranking 1076th in the world overall. It takes 571st in the presence rank, 844th in terms of Impact, 1,391st in openness and 1683rd in overall excellence. Usually University of Ibadan is regarded as the first and the best university. Also, it was the first Nigerian university to feature in the Times World Best universities in 2016. However, with the Covenant University leading it this year, its first position has been altered.
  2. University of Nigeria Nsukka– following University of Ibadan on the webometrics list is the University of Nsukka, popularly referred to as UNN. The academic institution ranked 2189th overall. With 1551st in presence rank, 3435th for impact, 1491st for openness and 2538th for overall excellence.
  3. Obafemi Awolowo University– third best University is Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU. Formerly referred to as University of Ife. The school ranked 2232nd overall in the world. 3033rd in presence rank, 3791st in impact, 2523rd in openness and 2227th in overall excellence.
  4. Covenant University Ota– our number one University in Nigeria according to the TIMES Higher Education ranking is the fourth in webometrics ranking. Of all universities considered, it was ranked 2253rd. 1163rd in presence, 3152nd in impact, 2516th in openness and 2595th in overall excellence.
  5. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria ABU – Of all world universities, ABU was ranked 2650th. 1539th in presence, 6135th in impact, 2926th in openness and 2340th in overall excellence.
  6. University of Lagos – was ranked 2673rd. 3980th in presence, 5367th in impact, 2751th in openness and 2514th in overall excellence.
  7. University of Ilorin– was ranked number seven in Nigeria, 2850th in the world. Then 5461st in presence, 6340th in impact, 1859th in openness and 2710th in overall excellence.
  8. University of Port Harcourt– so University of Port Harcourt also made top 10. Popularly referred to as UNIPORT, it was ranked 2897th in the world. 8660th in presence, 3609th in impact, 2580th in openness and 3473rd in overall excellence.
  9. Federal University of Technology Minna– FUTMINNA was ranked 3067th in the world by Webometrics. 3197th in presence, 6302nd in impact, 2901st in openness and 3076th in overall excellence
  10. Federal University of Technology, Akure – finally taking the tenth position in Nigeria and 3098th in the world is FUTA. Ranked 2943rd in presence, 8514th in impact, 2622nd in openness and 2626th in overall excellence.

Top 10 Universities in Nigeria 2019 – UniRank

Here is another ranking from the 4icu UniRank Top 200 Universities in Africa.

  1. First is University of Ibadan
  2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  3. Then University of Lagos
  4. Ahmadu Bello University
  5. Obafemi Awolowo University
  6. University of Ilorin
  7. Covenant University
  8. Landmark University
  9. University of Benin
  10. Federal University of Technology, Akure.

So there you have your top 10 universities in Nigeria. As this will most definitely assist you in making a wise decision in choosing a university to study. You can also check for Complete List of Federal Universities in Nigeria.


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