Top 10 Best Private Universities In Nigeria 2022

While there are numerous universities in
Nigeria, it is good to know the best private universities in Nigeria to choose
as an aspiring student.

Selecting a university to study at has
always been challenging for university aspirants, especially when there are
over 30 institutions in Nigeria, including universities, polytechnics, and
colleges of education. As a result, we've posted an article on the
top 10 bestuniversities in Nigeria, the top 10 best state universities in Nigeria, and
now, the top 10 best private universities in Nigeria.


Best Private Universities in Nigeria

Below is a rundown of the top 10 private
universities in Nigeria. Studying at any of the universities below gives you
access to high-standard education, modern facilities, and experienced


1. Covenant University

Established in 2022 by Bishop David
Oyedepo, Covenant University doesn't want only top the chart for the best
private university in Nigeria. It is among the top 5 universities in Nigeria.

Located in Ota, Ogun State, Covenant
University has numerous facilities that make its education system top-notch.

Covenant University offers undergraduate
and postgraduate degrees to students. Be assured of getting high standard
education in any of the following courses; computer science, arts and
humanities engineering, psychology, and many more.


2. Babcock University

Owned by the Seventh Day Adventist Church,
Babcock University is the second-best private university in Nigeria.

Babcock is located in Ogun State, and It
offers to bother bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees to students. Rated
one of the best private universities in Nigeria, the institution often upgrades
its technologies yearly to aid better teaching premises.

Babcock University is a well-renowned
university with several faculties to suit the demands of students. Such
faculties include computing and Engineering, Education, Basic and Applied
sciences, Law, Public and Applied Health, and Humanities.


3. Landmark University

Landmark University is a famous private
university in the country and is ranked the third-best private university in
Nigeria. The university was established on 21 March 2011 in Omu-Aran Kwara
State and is affiliated with the Living Faith Church Worldwide.

Despite its young age, Landmark University,
through its high-quality education, has proven to be one of Nigeria's top
universities to reckon with. It has approximately 3000 students population.

Landmark University is also renowned for
providing quality first-class graduates. Every year, the university records 10%
of graduating students as first-class graduates.

Currently, Landmark has three main
colleges, and four sub-colleges students can choose.


4. Afe Babalola University

Founded in 2009 in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state,
Nigeria, Afe Babalola University is a high-standard university in Nigeria. It
offers both pre-degree and degree programs to students.

Afe Babalola is renowned for producing
students with high-level knowledge of science and technology each year. The
university has the college of medicine and health science, college of law,
college of social and management science, college of sciences, and college of


5. Igbinedion University

Established in 1999 in Edo State,
Igbinedion University is the fifth-best private university in Nigeria.

You cannot remove Igbinedion university
from the list of the top private universities in Nigeria. It was the first
private university to have medical doctors in sub-Saharan Africa.

Some of the high in demand courses offered
by the university include medicine, engineering, natural and applied sciences,
pharmacy, law, and more.


6. American University of Nigeria

The American University of Nigeria is the
only private university in Northern Nigeria that is featured on this list of
the best private universities in Nigeria. The university is located in Yola,
Adamawa State, owned by the former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.

The American University of Nigeria is the
only university in Nigeria that offers a similar curriculum to universities in
the United States in Nigeria, and they're only two such universities in Africa.

Additionally, the American University is
accredited by NUC, which consists of five schools from which students can
choose to study various courses.


7. Redeemer's University

Founded in 2994 by the Redeem Christian
Church of God, Redeemer's university is a top private university in Nigeria.
The university is located in Ede, Osun, off Gbongan-Oshogbo Road, Osun State,

Although Redeemer's university got its
operating license in 2005, it has grown to be a renowned and highly
sought-after private university in Nigeria. It currently has three colleges and
26 study programs for students.


8. Bowen University

Bowen University is owned by the Baptist
Convention (a Christian religious group) and is located in Iwo, Osun State. It
has some of the top lecturers and professors in Nigeria. Also, its student
population is over 20,000, and staff population of 5,000.

Bowen University hosts faculties, including
the College of Agriculture, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science and Education,
Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, and
Faculty of Humanities.

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9. Bells University of Technology

Established in 2004 by the former president
of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, the Bells University of Technology is located in
Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. The university is ranked the ninth-best private
university in Nigeria.

From its name, Bells University of
Technology is strictly a science and engineering institution. Some of its
well-known colleges include; the College of Engineering and environmental science,
the College of Natural and Applied sciences, college of management science.


10. Nile University of Nigeria

Wrapping up our list of best private
schools in Nigeria is the Nile University of Nigeria. The university is also
featured in the top 50 best universities in Nigeria.

Nile University was founded in 2009 and is
located in Abuja. It has a uniRank enrollment range of 500 to 999 students.

Nile University also offers bachelor's,
master's, and doctorate degrees to students. Its modern facilities are
excellent for both non-academic and academic activities.