Most Sought-After Universities in Nigeria (Details) – Released by JAMB

Top universities in Nigeria, List of federal universities in Nigeria

When we say the most sought-after Universities in Nigeria, we mean the schools that were mostly preferred and chosen by JAMB candidates seeking admission into Nigerian Universities. JAMB compiled this list to show Top Schools Nigerians want to attend.

The University of Ilorin is reported to be the most sought after university in Nigeria. This is clearly understandable, because many times in the past, this great institution avoid ASUU and other union strikes, unlike other universities.

The list is dominated by the best federal universities in Nigeria.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) releases the most sought after universities in Nigeria for 2017

According to JAMB's Statistics, University of Ilorin had the highest number of admission applications for any university in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016.

Premium Times also recently obtained the figure of the 10 most sought-after universities in Nigeria in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. However, details for 2015 and 2017 were not included.

The statistics show the University of Ilorin leading the way as admission seekers' favourite for three years.

The University of Benin only came behind in 2012. Consequently, in all four years covered, UNILORIN had 411,340 (25.76%) total applications for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

UNIBEN came second with a total of 331,178 (20.56%) applications.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, had the third highest number of aggregate applications of 305,790 (18.65%).

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the University of Lagos respectively held the fourth and fifth position.

Imo state University, Owerri, was the only state university that appeared on the ranking twice, that was in 2012 and 2013. Can IMSU be the best state university in Nigeria?

Here is the list of universities in Nigeria (highly sought-after) in table (pic): Top 10 Universities in Nigeria – list of federal universities in Nigeria
Most Sought-After Universities in Nigeria (Details) – Released by JAMB
2012 UTME applications statistics b the institution


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