At any point in time, there are a set of universities favoured by Nigerian students. This might depend on a lot of things; from the reputation of the school to the selection of courses they provide.
10. Kogi State University
Kogi State University commenced academic activities in April, 2000 in six Faculties. Namely; Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, presently comprising about 30 Departments. The University has commenced the establishment of Faculty of Medicine with the office and laboratory complexes under construction.
9. University of Abuja
This University provides campus learning as well as distance learning programmes. Its Centre for Distance Learning School provides university education to those who cannot acquire such education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.
8. Babcock University:
The university is located equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos. Enrolment was about 6,000 as of 2009. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
7. University of Ilorin:
The University certainly has some famous alumni, which includes the likes of Nkem Owoh and Femi Adebayo.
6. Covenant University:
Covenant University was established by the World Mission Agency (an arm of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners' Chapel. David Oyedepo, the founder and presiding Bishop of Winners' Chapel, is Chancellor of the University.
5. National Open University of Nigeria
The National Open University of Nigeria is a Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, the first of its kind in the West Africa sub-region. It is Nigeria's largest tertiary institution in terms of student numbers and is popularly referred to as 'NOUN'.
4. University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan(UI) is the oldest and one of the most prestigious institution in the country. Besides the College of Medicine, there are now ten other faculties: Arts , Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry.
3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka, about eighty kilometres north of Enugu, and enjoys a very pleasant and healthy climate. There are modern shopping facilities and a large market in Nsukka town. The Nsukka campus houses the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.
2. Obafemi Awolowo University
The university has 13 faculties and two colleges — the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA. Ever since the establishment of OAU, a total of 82 departments have emerged with numerous courses offered.
1. University of Lagos
For a long time now, this has been the most popular University in the country. The University has remained one of the most competitive in the country in terms of admissions. Notwithstanding, with approximately 45,000 students as of 2010, the University of Lagos has one of the largest student populations of any University in the country.