The 5 Trending Universities in Nigeria 2019 – Latest Rank of Universities

What are the most trending universities in Nigeria? thats what you will be asking yourself every year but we have compiled for you the latest ranking based on University ranking bodies like the Academic Ranking of World Universities, World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

We have compiled these rankings from a reliable source so there is nothing to contest about. Everyone wants the best so thats why we always give you the latest ranking.

Interestingly, these rankings are so shocking that you wont believe your eyes. Lets immediately countdown the list for you according to their ranks.

1. University of Ibadan

5 Trending Universities in Nigeria 2019

This university of Ibadan is the oldest Nigerian University and located at about 8 kilometers from the center of city of Ibadan.

However, this University was established in 1947 and later became an independent University fully in 1962. The college started with academic programs in Arts, Science and Medicine but later included other 10 faculties which are:

  • Clinical sciences
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Social sciences
  • Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Technology
  • Law
  • Public health
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Environmental design and management.

Moreover, this outstanding university has academic units which i will show some of them to you with no waste of time;

  • Institute of Child Health
  • Institute of Education
  • Institute of African Studies
  • Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL)
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)
  • Centre for Drug Discovery, Development and Production
  • Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies
  • Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health

Times Higher Education listed University of Ibadan among the top 1000 universities in the World in September 2016 and is the first Nigerian university to get such rank.
After, all these information about this college am not surprise that is the best among all the universities in Nigeria.

2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka

5 Trending Universities in Nigeria 2019

Who doesn’t know University of Nigeria, Nsukka popularly known as UNN, it was founded by Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and is a federal university located at Nsukka, Enugu State.

UNN was formally opened on October 7, 1960 and began with their academic activities that same year.
Currently, it has four campuses, 102 academic departments and 15 faculties. it also has 211 postgraduate programs and 82 undergraduate
Without doubt UNN is one of the 5 trending universities in Nigeria 2019.

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3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria


5 Trending Universities in Nigeria 2019
Ahmadu Bello University is the fourth university and is a federal government owned research University formally known as ABU Zaria. It is located in Zaria, Kaduna.

Initially, this university was referred to as the University of Northern Nigeria but was founded on 4 October 1962.
ABU is one of the best schools to study medicine Nigeria due to its owning of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa.The university began with the following faculties:

  • Agriculture
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Science

This institute later included 15 faculties and 426 inaugural students. They enroll total students of 35,000 and represents different ethnic groups due to they are drawn from every state.

4. University of Lagos (UNILAG)

5 Trending Universities in Nigeria 2019

The University of Lagos is a research university located in Lagos state owned by the federal government of Nigeria.
UNILAG faculties includes:

  • Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Business administration
  • Law
  • Science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Clinical sciences
  • Technology
  • Basic medical sciences
  • Dental sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Education
  • Engineering

UNILAG started with 131 students and recently have overflowing number of students which are up to 40,000.
Interestingly, this University has 3 campuses located in
Yaba and

Furthermore, it has a distance learning institute that offer courses in

  • Accounting
  • Science education and
  • Library information services

With all these aforementioned programs of this University, am not surprised that is one of the 5 trending University in Nigeria 2016.

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5. Covenant University

5 Trending Universities in Nigeria 2019

It is the ever best private University that is located in Ota, Ogun State and was founded in 2002 but it started in 2000 with the vision to become the leading world-class Christian Mission University until the federal government presented it with a license certificate to operate as a private university.

However, this Institute was founded by the bishop of the living faith church, Dr David Oyedepo and he built it around these core-values: spirituality, mentality,responsibility, diligence, sacrifice, integrity and possibility. This university’s teaching revolves around the Christian life and all life transforming values.

This university runs both undergraduate and post graduate programs and according to JAMB, it is one of the most preferred private colleges among young scholars.

As earlier indicated, this write up was ranked based on the ranks of the University ranking bodies so that is why it demanded a lot of efforts to compile this list in a way it will be hard to be contested on. So, use the comment box to rate our guide.

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