Top 10 Best State Universities In Nigeria

With the best state universities in Nigeria competing in the
general top universities spots in the country, the days' students opt for state
universities as their second choice in JAMB are gone.

Nigeria has 36 states, and each state has federal, state,
and private universities. At such numbers, universities competing for the top
spots don't just have good lecturers; there's more to that, as discussed in
this article.


Best States Universities in Nigeria

Below is the list of the top 10 best state universities in
Nigeria. If you desire to study at a state university, going for anyone on this
list is the best decision.


1. Lagos State University (LASU)

Founded in 1983, Lagos State University is one of the
top-rated universities in Nigeria. Although it is a state university, it is
rated above many federal universities in Nigeria.

If it is not Unilag, it definitely would be LASU. Those two
universities (Unilag and LASU) are the most famous institutions in Lagos State.

LASU's main campus is in Ojo, with other branches in
Surulere, Ikeja, and Ekpe. The University boasts a total of over 60,000
students every session.

Some of the best faculties at LASU include Basic Medical
Science, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Education. However, you can also get
quality education in the other faculties, such as Arts and Clinical Sciences.


2. Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUT)

Founded in 1980, Rivers State University of Science and
Technology (RSUT) is the first Technological University in Nigeria. Also, RSUT
is one of the best state universities in Nigeria, with a student and staff
population of 17,000, respectively.

RSUT boasts seven faculties, including the Faculty of
Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Technical and
Science Education, and Science.

Additionally, RSUT is one of the only two universities in
Nigeria that offers Marine Engineering courses in Nigeria.


3. Delta State University (Delsu)

Founded in1992, Delta State University is managed by the
Delta State government. The University hosts three campuses, with a student
population of over 36,000.

Delsu has 11 faculties, including the Faculty of Arts,
Agriculture, Science, Education, Law, Engineering, Basic medical sciences,
Management studies, environmental studies, and pharmacy.

Aside from being one of the best universities to study
medicine in Nigeria, Delta State University is also among the best State
universities in Nigeria.


4. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)

Olabisi Onabanjo University was founded in 1982. The
University was formerly called Ogun State University but was renamed Olabisi
Onabanjo University in 2001.

Olabisi Onabanjo University powers nine faculties, including
Law, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Engineering, Basic Medical Sciences,
Environmental Science, Social and Management Science, and College of Medicine.

Olabisi Onabanjo University has several campuses, but its
main campus is in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.


5. Abia State University (ABSU)

Founded in 1981, Abia State University is one of the best
state universities in Nigeria. The University has a massive student population
of 20,000 and is well-renowned as a thriving Academic Community.

While Delsu is known for Arts studies, Abia State University
is known for Business and Entrepreneurship studies. However, students can also
get a top-notch education in Law, Medicine, Biological and Physical Sciences,
Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, and Engineering.

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6. Ekiti State University (EKSU)

Ekiti State University fondly referred to as EKSU, is known
for its fast pace academic calendar and experienced professors.

EKSU has managed to maintain a high standard of teaching,
despite being a state university.

Therefore, if you seek to study at one of the best state
universities in Nigeria, you can try EKSU.

The tuition fee for a full-time undergraduate is N77,500,
while part-time is N78,000


7. Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology (LAUTECH)

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH was
founded in 1990 and is located in Ogbomosho, Oyo State. As one of the best
state universities in Nigeria, LAUTECH boasts a student population of 25,000
with a staff strength of 3,000.

Generally, LAUTECH's educational system is of excellent
standards, but you will get the most from the school if you study Agriculture,
Technology, Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Food Science.


8. Imo State University (IMSU)

Founded in 1981, the Imo State University (IMSU) is a
renowned best-state university in Nigeria. Despite the University's location in
southeastern Nigeria, it has to number thousands of students from all over the

Imo State University is a good state university to study
Arts, Literature, Agriculture, Law, Engineering, Social Sciences, and

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9. Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)

Adekunle Ajasin University was founded in 1999 in Akoko,
Onda State, by the Ondo State Government.

Adekunle Ajasin University is one of the top state
universities in Nigeria, with a massive student population of over 20,000. The
University has gained tremendous acknowledgment for its excellent education in
the Arts faculty.

Other faculties in AAUA to study are Agriculture, Law,
Social Science, and Management Science.


10. Ambrose Ali University (AAU)

Ambrose Ali University (AAU) has always been one of the
favorite state universities of many university aspirants. The University,
established in 1981, is located in Edo State.

Ambrose Ali University was formerly called Bendel State
University before the state was divided into Edo State and Delta State.
However, its location fell under Edo State, and It was renamed Ambrose Ali
University to honor Professor Ambrose Ali.

AAU is very good at Education, Medicine, and Engineering,
but other faculties include Agriculture and Natural resources, Legal studies,
Arts, and Social Science.