Top 10 Most Preferred Universities In Nigeria 2023

The number of Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges in Nigeria increases as the year goes by. Presently there are 40 Federal Universities, 44 State Universities, at least 69 Private Universities, 28 Federal Polytechnics, 41 State Polytechnics, 42 Private Polytechnics, etc.

Out of the number of institutions we have in Nigeria, there are eleven preferred Universities that stand out and are sort after by candidates when making their choice of institution in Nigeria. This has been confirmed by the yearly statement released by JAMB a day prior to when the UTME result is released.

According to a presentation by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, during the 2023 policy meeting, the top 10 institutions were recognised due to the attraction of high number of applicants during the 2023 UTME application period.

In the list, the University of Ilorin was first, followed by the University of Lagos in second place, Lagos State University in third place, and Federal University, Oye-Ekiti in fourth place.

Most Prefered Universities in Nigeria

  • University of Ilorin
  • University of Lagos
  • Lagos State University
  • Federal University Oye Ekiti
  • University of Benin
  • The University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
  • Nnamdi Azikwe University – 43,542
  • Nigerian Defence Academy
  • University of Ibadan

This list above should give candidates who want to write UTME clue on the preferred Universities which are on high demand by candidates. This will help you to make informed decision when filling choice of institution during JAMB registration.

Bolarinwa Olajire

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