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2015 Top Universities in Nigeria, Europe and in the World

2015 Top 100 Universities in Nigeria by Webometrics – Covenant University is the Best in Nigeria

According to the 2015 Statistics of Webometrics, an online universities ranking site, Bishop David Oyedepo’s Covenant University is the best in Nigeria with Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan taking the second and third positions respectively. Both Covenant and Obafemi Awolowo Universities are ranked 15th and 21st in Africa respectively.

Universities Ranking List:

1Covenant University Ota
2Obafemi Awolowo University
3University of Ibadan
4University of Lagos
5University of Ilorin
6University of Agriculture Abeokuta
7Ahmadu Bello University
8Federal University of Technology Akure
9Landmark University
10University of Nigeria
11University of Benin
12University of Port Harcourt
13Federal University of Technology Minna
14Federal University Dutsin Ma
15University of Jos
16Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State
17Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University)
18Federal University of Technology Owerri
19University of Calabar
20Osun State University
21Auchi Polytechnic
22Paul University Awka Anambra State
23National Open University of Nigeria
24Yaba College of Technology
25Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti
26Lagos Business School Pan African University
27Madonna University Nigeria
28University of Uyo
29Lead City University Ibadan
30Bayero University Kano        
31Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
32Nnamdi Azikiwe University
33Adekunle Ajasin University
34Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo FUNAI
35University of Maiduguri
36Benue State University
37Redeemer’s University
38Pan African University Lagos
39Caritas University Enugu
40Rivers State University of Science & Technology
41Kwara State University
42Usmanu Danfodiyo University
43Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
44American University of Nigeria
45Joseph Ayo Babalola University
46Tai Solarin University of Education
47Lagos State University
48Bowen University
49(1) Kaduna State University
50Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
51Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (University of Ado Ekiti)
52Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
53Bingham University New Karu
54(1) African University of Science & Technology Abuja
55Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
56Delta State University Nigeria
57Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University (Katsina State University)
58Imo State University Owerri
59Elizade University Ilara Mokin
60Ebonyi State University
61Babcock University
62Ajayi Crowther University Oyo
63Caleb University
64Federal Polytechnic Ede
65Cross River State University of Science & Technology Calabar
66Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
67Federal University Otuoke Bayelsa
68(1) Anambra State University of Science & Technology Uli
69Fountain University Osogbo
70Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
71Niger Delta University
72Nasarawa State University
73Polytechnic Ibadan
74Igbinedion University Okada
75(1) Enugu State University of Science and Technology
76Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike
77Nigerian Turkish Nile University Abuja
78Achievers University Owo
79Crawford University Igbesa
80Lagos State Polytechnic
81Federal University Lokoja Kogi State
82Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
83(1) Bells University of Technology Otta
84Abia State University Uturu
85National Mathematical Centre
86Ondo State University of Science & Technology Okitipupa
87Bauchi State University Gadau
88Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola (Federal University of Technology)
89Veritas University
90Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
91Kogi State University
92Benson Idahosa University
93Kaduna Polytechnic
94Oduduwa University Ipetumodu Osun State
95Federal University Wukari Taraba State
96University of Mkar
97Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
98Federal University Lafia Nasarawa State
99(3) University of Calabar Graduate School
100Obong University

Top 10 Universities in Europe

The overall culture of your university will have a huge impact on your future success, and that’s why it is important to consider several factors while selecting a European university, such as location, tuition, majors and academics, sports, student life, college ratings, and campus housing.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the finest universities in Europe you may want to study in, but do keep in mind that getting a chance to study in these best universities alone will never guarantee success – your career achievements will depend more on determination and hard work. Here you go with a few nice suggestions. Find your best place!

1. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The Universidad Politecnica de Madrid is an old university with some of its centers being more than a hundred years old. The Schools of Architecture and Engineering is of great importance because it has written the history of Spanish technology for almost two centuries. They do bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in Business and Social Sciences, Engineering and Science and Technology. At any one time, they will have around 3,000 staff members and 35,000 student enrollments.

2. Universität Hamburg, Germany

Universität Hamburg

At Universitat Hamburg, it is possible to see the six faculties offering almost all the disciplines of a comprehensive university – from economics, law, and social sciences to the humanities, from the informatics (the science of information) and natural sciences to medicine. With more than 5,000 staff members and almost 38,000 student members, it’s one of the largest universities in Germany.

3. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

This public institution works under the jurisdiction of the Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid, and is recognized as one of world’s oldest universities, and probably the most prestigious in Spain. The main campus is located in Moncloa area, whereas some of University Colleges are in downtown area. This is a university that does bachelor degrees in Business & Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Medicine & Health, Engineering and Science & technology. It is a very big University with over 45,000 students enrolled at any one time and a lot of staff to teach and care for them.

4. University of Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Originally started offering its services in 1096, University of Oxford is now the oldest English-speaking university in the world with more than 22,000 students in total, including 9,850 graduate students and 11.772 undergraduates. The figures show that most of the undergraduates attending Oxford are from state schools. This university does bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in Business and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Language and Cultural, Medicine and Health, Engineering and Science and technology. They have over 5,000 staff members. The University has already won Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher Education for as many as nine times, which is more than any other university now.

5. University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is among the oldest seats of learning in the UK, and is currently the 4th oldest university in the entire English-speaking world. It’s one of top 10 earners for research in the UK and is a proud member of the elite Russell Group. They maintain a research-led approach and offer students the opportunities to improve their employability, study abroad, explore a variety of social activities, and take part in work placements as well. The university offers certificate diplomas, bachelor degrees, and master’s degrees in Business and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Language and Cultural, Medicine and Health, Engineering and Science and technology. This is a university that does doctorate degrees in Business and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Health, Engineering and Science and technology.

6. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Originally founded in 1810, it now enjoys the title “Mother of all Modern Universities”. It has a great reputation in offering students an all-round humanist education. It was the first of its type, but then the concept spread in the world, leading to the introduction of several universities of the same type. This is a university that does bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Language and Cultural, and Science and Technology. They only employ a maximum of 200 staff members but have had as many as 35,000 students.

7. Universiteit Twente, Netherlands


This Dutch university was founded in 1961 and originally started working as a university of technology with an aim to increase the number of academic engineers. It’s currently the only university in the Netherlands with its own campus. They have more than 3,300 scientists and professionals working with each other on cutting-edge research and innovations. The enterprising university has now collaborated with Kennispark Twentee and offers bachelor degrees in Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Engineering and Science and Technology. They only take on around 7,000 students every year.

8. Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy

Università degli Studi di Bologna

Regarded as the Western world’s oldest university, the University of Bologna has its history intertwined with some great names of literature and science and, at the same time, serves as a point of reference and a keystone for European culture. They are offering 198 degree programs this year and offer bachelor degrees, master’s degrees and doctorate degrees in Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Sciences, Medicine and Health, Language and Cultural, Engineering and Science and Technology. They have over 5,000 staff members and over 45,000 enrolled students at any one time.

9. The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Founded in 1895 with an aim to provide student with some assistance to specialize in the advanced study of the social sciences, the London School of Economics has its campus located in the heart of central London. Subjects pioneered at this institution are criminology, anthropology, social psychology, international relations, and sociology. This university does bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and doctorate degrees in Arts and Humanities, and Business and Social Sciences. They only have around 9000 to 10,000 students enrolled, which is why they only have around 1500 staff members maximum. LSE has already given the world more than 35 leaders and heads of state with 16 Nobel Prize winners in peace, economics, and literature.

10. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


Founded in 1425, the university is now in business for more than six centuries and is currently the largest university in Belgium. This comprehensive university is also Belgium’s highest-ranked university with campuses across Brussels and Flanders. You can choose from over 70 international study programs here. This university does bachelor degrees in Business & Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Medicine & Health and Engineering. They can admit up to 40,000 students and have over 5,000 staff members.

Top 10 Universities in the World and their Tuition Fees

Getting a degree from a top University in the world can be very expensive. It can cost up to US$182,000 per academic year. Currently, the University of Chicago is the most expensive university in the global top ten. Thanks to various  financial aid schemes by private universities in the US, international students can have their partial to full needs covered.  Currently,there are four popular universities in the US that offer need blind admission for all admitted students

* Amherst College

* Dartmouth College

* Harvard University


*Princeton University

*Yale University

Need-blind admission implies that students are admitted regardless of their ability to pay tuition, and that universities will fully cover all expenses. This scheme only applies to students whose parents cant afford tuition based on their income.

Top Ten World Universities and Their Tuition fees

(1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  ——-    $36,000
(2) Harvard University —– $38,891
(3) University of Cambridge—-$14,000
(4) University College London (UCL)—–$14,000
(5) Imperial College London—–$14,000
(6) University of Oxford—-$14,000
(7)Stanford University—-$42,690
(8) Yale University—$43,100
(9)University of Chicago—$45,324
(10) California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Courtesy – Nigerian Scholars Team

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