Top 10 Private Universities in Nigeria

10 Top Private Universities in Nigeria

Top 10 Private Universities in Nigeria

Private universities in Nigeria have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of education for Nigerian students. Here are ten of the best private universities in the country, based on factors such as accreditation, degree offerings, and physical class formats:

  1. Covenant University
    • Location: Ota, Ogun State
    • Notable Features: Ranked among the top 401-500 universities globally by Times Higher Education in 2019. Offers programs in four colleges: Business and Social Sciences, Leadership Development Studies, Engineering, and Science and Technology.
  2. Babcock University
    • Location: Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State
    • Notable Features: A faith-based institution with nine schools and one college, covering various fields such as Health and Medical Sciences, Computing and Engineering Sciences, and Law.
  3. Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
    • Location: Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
    • Notable Features: Owned by the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), JABU offers programs in seven faculties, including Natural Sciences, Management Sciences, and Law. It is recognized as Nigeria’s first entrepreneurial university.
  4. Bowen University
    • Location: Iwo, Osun State
    • Notable Features: Owned by the Baptist Convention, Bowen University offers programs across five faculties, with a total of 54-degree programs available.
  5. Redeemer’s University Nigeria
    • Location: Ede, Osun State
    • Notable Features: Owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, the university operates eight faculties covering Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences, and more.
  6. Igbinedion University
    • Location: Okada, Edo State
    • Notable Features: One of the earliest private universities in Nigeria, Igbinedion University offers programs across seven colleges, including Law, Health Sciences, and Business and Management Studies.
  7. Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)
    • Location: Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
    • Notable Features: Operates a college system with seven colleges covering various disciplines, including Law, Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine.
  8. Pan-Atlantic University (PAU)
    • Location: Lekki, Lagos
    • Notable Features: Offers undergraduate programs in Media & Communication, Management & Social Sciences, and Science & Technology. Known for its industry-aligned curriculum and small class sizes.
  9. Veritas University
    • Location: Bwari, Abuja
    • Notable Features: Also known as the Catholic University of Nigeria, Veritas University operates five faculties covering Natural & Applied Sciences, Management Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education.
  10. American University of Nigeria (AUN)
    • Location: Yola, Adamawa State
    • Notable Features: Offers American-style liberal arts education at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. Known for its selective admission process, with an admission range of 40%.
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Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are other accredited private universities in Nigeria.