Private Universities are now in high demand in Nigeria today, this is due to the incessant Asuu (Academic Staff Union of Universities) strike, which is not a thing in private Universities, in addition to the low funding of the government universities by the government.
Private Universities happens to be the next best thing if you don’t have the option of going outside the country to study. According to the National University Commission (NUC), there are 99 private Universities in Nigeria.
In this article, we will be discussing the best private universities in Nigeria, in terms of their fees and standard of education.
List of Best Private Universities in Nigeria
- Covenant University Ota
- Landmark University Omu-Aran
- Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
- American University of Nigeria Yola
- Babcock University llisha-remo
- Bells University of Technology
- Benson Idahosa University
- Caleb University
- Crawford University
- Bowen University Iwo
- Redeemers University Ede
- Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
- Igbinedion University Okada
- Ajayi Crowther University
- Lead City University
1.Convenant University Ota:
Established in the year 2002 by the Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church (aka Winners Chapel), Covenant University is one of the best Universities in the country if the the overall best according to NUC. The University has a student Population of 15,000 and over 1000 Staffs.
The University is located at Ota, i Ogun State. The school boasts of world class facilities, which is been utilized by the students of the school.
They offer both undergraduate and post graduate studies. Some of the courses offered in the school include Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology, life science, computer Science, Psychology and more.
Location: Idikoro Road, Ota, Ogun State
School Fees: Approximately between ₦937,500 –₦ 1,002,500
2.Landmark University Omu-Aran:
The University is a sister school to Covenant University, founded in 2011 by Bishop David Oyedepo. Landmark University is one of the best Universities in Nigeria, and it’s located in Omu-Aran in Kwara State Nigeria.
Location: Omu-Aran, Kwara State
School fees: Approximately between ₦532,000 –₦ 675,000
3.Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti:
Afe Babalola University was established in 2009 by Barrister Afe Babalola. Located in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state, it’s one of the best private Universities in Nigeria.
The University offers both Pre degree and Undergraduate Studies. They have 5 colleges, which are College of Law, College of Medicine and Health Science, College of Engineering, College of Social and Management Science, and College of Science.
The University produces graduates with powerful ideas in Science and technology, due to their state of arts facilities and laboratories.
Location: Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state Nigeria
School Fees: ₦800,000 – ₦2,500,000
4.American University of Nigeria Yola
American University of Nigeria, is one of the best Universities in Nigeria, Founded by the former vice president of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar.
The University is located in Yola, Adamawa State. The aim of the University is the make the institution a U.S.A standard one for their students. The University is one of 2 American style Universities, that exists in Sub-Saharan Africa.
It has 3 schools, school of business and entrepreneurship, school of arts and sciences, and school of information technology. The school partners with Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Location: Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria
School Fees: ₦1,850,000 – ₦2,660,000
Babcock University is owned by the seventh day Adventist church, and it’s one of the best private Universities in Nigeria. The University is located in Ogun State, and offers both undergraduate and post graduate studies.
The school has a student Population of over 10,000 and has 9 faculties and 1 school which is the school of post graduate studies.
The University yearly upgrade it technologies, for the betterment of their students. The Faculties available at Babcock University are Faculty of medicine and health Science, Faculty of Basic and applied science, Faculty computing and Engineering Sciences, faculty of education and humanities, faculty of Nursing, faculty of Law and Security Studies, and Faculty of Public and Applied health.
Location: llisha-remo, Ogun State Nigeria
School Fees: ₦157,824 – ₦1,977,200
6.Bells University of Technology
Established in 2004, Bell university of technology was founded by former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo. The institution is located in Ota, Ogun State Nigeria, and one of the best private Universities in Nigeria.
The University only offers science and engineering courses. The colleges available at Bells University of Technology are 3, namely: College of Management Science, college of Natural and applied science, college of Engineering and environment science.
Location: Ota, Ogun State Nigeria
School fees: ₦593,000 –₦ 643,000
7.Benson Idahosa University
Benson Idahosa University was founded in 2002 by church of God mission. The University has been producing lots of valuable graduates, hence it’s one of the best Universities Nigeria.
Located in Benin City Nigeria. Benson Idahosa University has the following faculties: Agricultural Technologies, Arts and Education, Law, Basic and Applied Science, Social and Management Sciences.
Location: Adesuwa Road, Benin city, Nigeria.
School fees: ₦435,400 –₦3,520,000
Founded in 2008, by Prince Oladega Adenogun, Caleb University is one of the best private Universities in Nigeria.
With a student Population of 3,000, the University also has a primary and secondary school, located in Lagos state.
The following courses are offered at the University: Accounting, chemistry, business administration, botany, biochemistry and lots more.
Location: Ikorodu-Ituikin Road, Lagos state, Nigeria
School fees: ₦214,500 –₦ 353,500
Crawford University located in Igbesa, Ogun State, was founded by the Apostolic Faith Church in 2005. The institution has the following faculties: Faculty of Business and social science, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of pure and applied science and others.
Location: Igbesa, Ogun State Nigeria
School fees: ₦188,000 –₦488,000
The list of the best private Universities in Nigeria wouldn’t be complete without Bowen University. Bowen University is a Christian University, established in 2001.
Some Faculties available at Bowen University are: Humanities, Law, Agriculture, Science and Education, Social Management Science and more. The institution is located in Iwo Osun state.
They offer both undergraduate and post graduate studies, with competent lecturers across all fields of studies. The University boasts of 20,000 students and 5,000 staffs.
Location: Iwo, Osun state Nigeria
School fees: ₦485,900 –₦ 2,999,500
Redeemers University was founded by the Redeemed Christian church of God in 2005. The University is acknowledged as one of the best private Universities in Nigeria for their general academic excellence, especially in areas like Natural science, Management Science and humanities.
Located in Ede, Osun state, the University offers both undergraduate and post graduate programs. The University has over 2000 students.
Location: Ede, off Gbongan-Oshogbo Road, Osun state, Nigeria
School fees: around ₦450,000
12.Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU)
JABU is One of the best private Universities in Nigeria, established by the Christ Apostolic church (CAC). It’s located in Akure , Ondo State.
The school has over 4,000 students and 7 faculties.
Location: Ikeji-Arakeji, Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria.
School fees: ₦480,000 –₦ 800,000
13.Igbinedion University Okada
Igbinedion University is located in Edo state, and was founded in 1999. It’s acclaimed to be the first private Universities in history to have produced medical doctors in sub-Saharan African in 2006. Currently, the school boasts of over 5,000 students.
It’s one of the best private Universities in Nigeria, and they offer the following courses: engineering, medicine, natural and applied science, Law, Pharmacy, Business management studies, natural and applied science, and more.
Location: Okada, Edo state, Nigeria
School fees: ₦430,000 –₦610,000
14.Ajayi Crowther University
The University is a Christian owned private university, named after the late Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther, who was the first bishop to translate the bible from English to Yoruba.
The University was founded in 2005 by the Church of Nigeria, Anglican communion, in Oyo state Nigeria. The University offers courses like Law, Finance and accounting, biochemistry, computer science and Ict, business administration, and lots more.
Location: Oyo, Oyo state, Nigeria.
School fees: ₦307,000 – ₦765,000
15.Lead City University
Lead city University, is also one of the best private Universities in Nigeria, founded in 2005. Since their foundation, the institution has been improving academically yearly.
At lead city University, they have the following faculties: Faculty of Law, Faculty of social sciences, faculty of science, faculty of Business administration, faculty of education, faculty of arts and humanities.
Location: Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria
School fees: ₦250,000 – ₦3,500,000
Whatever your school of choice is, make sure it fits into your budget. These Universities listed above are not the only private Universities in Nigeria, but the 15 Best Private Universities. If your budget or academic qualifications (because most of them are really competitive) cannot guarantee your admission into the school, we suggest you check out other schools that best fits you.
FAQs about the best private Universities in Nigeria
1.Which is the most beautiful private University in Nigeria?
Covenant University Ota
2.Which is the cheapest private University in Nigeria?
The cheapest private University currently is Obong University in Akwa ibom, there school fees is not higher than #170,000
3.Which private University has the highest school fees in Nigeria?
Currently Nile University has the highest school fees, of over 2.4 million naira.
4.Which University is the best in Nigeria?
According to NUC (National University Commission) University of Ibadan (UI) is the best university in Nigeria.
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