Most Competitive Universities in Nigeria (Federal, State, Private Universities)

The secret to getting admitted into either a Federal or State University in Nigeria is choosing the less-competitive tertiary institutions. You know, once you go for Universities with a lesser number of candidates seeking admission into it, you stand a better chance of getting admitted.

This page contains a list of the most competitive Universities in Nigeria, and this includes:

  • Federal Universities.
  • State Universities.
  • Private Universities.

Most of the competitive universities in Nigeria are filled with awesome stories, parties and fun, you get to meet hundreds of people there. Yes, we know it’s fun and choosing any University you want to further your education is your choice, but it is also important not to forget that your decision will positively determine your chances of admission.

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A candidate seeking admission to study Library and Information Science in FUTA with a JAMB score of 200, stands a better chance of getting admitted when compared with a candidate with the same JAMB score and course seeking admission into the University of Lagos.

Recommended: If this is your first time writing JAMB, then I’ll recommend you read these guides:

However, the information shared here is not to scare you aware from these institutions, No, rather, to warn you of how competitive the school is. In this article, we are not going to recommend a university for you to choose, except that you should definitely choose the university you are genuinely interested in. A university that has the best faculty for your course.

When we say competitive universities, what we actually mean are those popular institutions everyone would like to gain admission into, the university with thousands of students lots of flexing places. These universities normally have many applicants each year and as a result, they are difficult to gain admission into, even getting admitted into the least competitive course is difficult.

One common fact about these universities is that they are very strict when selecting their cut off point and in their admission processes.

Most Competitive Universities 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 University (CU)
  • American University of Nigeria
  • Igbinedion University
  • Nile University of Nigeria (The most expensive in Nigeria)
  • Babcock University.

Final Conclusion.

I hope the information shared here provides you an insight into the topmost competitive Universities in Nigeria. If you are seeking admission into any of these Universities, you should ensure your O’level results (Waec, NECO, or GCE) are okay, especially the WAEC subject combination for your course.

Next, you need to score at least, 200+ in your JAMB result and very high in your Post UTME to ensure you stand a chance in this institution.

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