Many people tend to stick to one choice of university because of the location, price or history of the university. But there are always also options to choose from.
What are federal universities?
These are universities that are owned and operated by the government and they are also one of the oldest universities in Nigeria.
How Federal universities in Nigeria are ranked.
Schools are ranked based on the total number of full-time students, staff-to-student ratio, efficiency, number of international students, contribution to the knowledge of the economy and Google scholar index.
Here are the top 10 federal universities in Nigeria.
10. University Of Port-Harcourt
Established in the year 1975, the University of Port-Harcourt has proven to be one of the best universities in the country. Located in Port-Harcourt the capital of Rivers State the university boast of a large student population.
9. University of Benin (UNIBEN)
Founded in 1970, Uniben is a technology driven university and was accorded the status of a fully fledge university by the National University Commission (NUC) in 1970.
Located in Benin city the capital of Edo state, UNIBEN has a largearray of courses from medicine to mechanical Engineering.
8. Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)
FUTA was founded in 1981 by the federal government of Nigeria. It is one of the few universities accredited with teaching so many technology courses, including Software engineering, Cyber security, Building engineering.
FUTA is located in the beautiful and quiet city of Akure the capital of Ondo State.
7. Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA).
Like FUTA, FUTMINNA is a technology-based university established in the year 1938, although younger than most universities on the list it has proven it is worth as one of the best universities in Nigeria.
It is located in Minna the capital of Niger state.
6. University of Nigeria Nsuka (UNN).
Located in the eastern part of Nigeria, precisely Enugu state UNN is one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria.
It was established in the year 1955 and was founded by the first president of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe.
5. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
Formally known as the University of Ife, OAU was established in 1961 in the ancient town of Ife, the school has a lot of history and has produced a great number of high-class students. OAU boasts of a teaching hospital and a well known library.
4. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
Located in the beautiful city of Zaria, Ahmadu Bello University is one of the most accredited universities in Nigeria. Established just 2 years after independence (1962). It was established as a federal government research university, ABU has since grown to be one of the most sought after universities in Nigeria.
3. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
UNILORIN has one of the highest numbers of applicants every year and it is no surprise why. It was established in the year 1975 in the city of Ilorin the capital of Kwara state. UNILORIN also boasts not only of a beautiful campus but also a high percentage of their students getting jobs after graduation.
2. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
One of the most popular universities in Nigeria, the University of Lagos is one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria. Boasting of an array of courses, it is not a surprise it is one of the most sought after universities in Nigeria every year during JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board)
It was established in 1962 and now boast three (3) campuses in Nigeria and research that are recognised around the world.
1. University of Ibadan (UNIBADAN)
Ranked as the best University in Nigeria, UNIBADAN was established in 1948 and is well known for winning international competitions and accredited research around the world. It is located in Ibadan the capital of Oyo State.
UNIBADAN has so much history in it and it is no wonder it is so prestigious.