List of the Most Competitive Universities in Nigeria

Nigeria is a great country that many people want to be educated in order to earn a good living for themselves. Choosing the most competitive universities in Nigeria is your choice, but it is important as it will positively determine what you’ll be doing in your working life.

We have had past students who graduate and go onto working in the field of Commerce, Law, Engineering, and Medicine. But, the question is how they earned the degree to be competitive in the job market.

Do they go to the less competitive federal universities in Nigeria or the school where a large number of candidates will be seeking for admission?

However, we do not have any recommendation of which university you can choose, except that you should definitely choose the university you are genuinely interested in.

Whether you would like to make a high salary or contribute to your area, you will succeed if you choose something you are good at. There is no substitute for the motivation you will receive from choosing the competitive universities in Nigeria

Competitive universities are those that everyone would like to gain admission into. These universities normally have many applicants each year and as a result, they are difficult to gain admission into.

Besides the fact that these universities are strict in their cut off point and admission processes, there is a pride that you have when you are admitted in some of these most competitive universities in Nigeria.

You will have a natural aptitude by doing exactly what you wanted and something you like, and no matter what you do, if you do it well, you will get what you want (whether it’s a high salary, respect, contribution to your field. At the end you will proud you attended any of these universities.

Below in this article, you will the list of the most competitive university in Nigeria

  • University of Ibadan (UI)
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri(FUTO)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS).

Most Competitive State Universities in Nigeria:

  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • Delta State University

Most Competitive Private University in Nigeria:

  • Covenant Univeristy (CU)
  • American University of Nigeria
  • Igbinedion University
  • Nile University of Nigeria (The most expensive in Nigeria)
  • Babcock University

Hopefully, this article has enables you to breathe a little easier as you search for the most competitive universities in Nigeria to gain admission.

Get to work and start filling out the applications for your programs and writing those essays! Don’t be scared to contact me if you need more info on applying to the universities.

Good luck



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