Top 10 Most Expensive,Cheapest And Best Private Universities In Nigeria

So your done with secondary school and your planning to write JAMB,or perhaps you have decided not to even disturb yourself with JAMB,
your now focused on getting admission into one out of over 50 Nigerian private universities,your in a dilemma, and you keep asking yourself which Nigerian private university is the best?

Which nigerian private university is the cheapest?
And which one is the most expensive?
It is only normal to ask these questions because most of these universities are very expensive and you wouldn’t wanna run out of cash halfway because that can be frustrating. 

Top 10 Most Expensive,Cheapest And Best Private Universities

Now lets get to it.

Q1: List the Nigerian Private Universities that are the cheapest and most affordable in Nigeria?

Cheapest Private Universities in Nigeria And Estimated School Fees 2017

1. Al-hikmah University, Ilorin

Al-Hikmah University is an Islamic university located in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria and was founded in 2005 by AbdulRaeem Oladimeji.

The goal of Al-Hikmah University is to be a centre of intellectual and moral excellence.

The university has several colleges that are located across two campuses (Ilorin and Igbaja) in Kwara State.
School Fees: N103,500.00  

2. Caritas University Emene Enugu 
School Fees: N150,000 - N250,000

3. Godfrey Okoye University 
School Fees: N200,000 - N350,000

4. Obong University, Obong Ntak
School Fees: N180, 000 – N200, 000
5. Rhema University Aba 
School Fees: N200, 000

6. Adeleke University, Ede
School Fees: N 350, 000

7. Crawford University, Igbesa
School Fees: N 450, 000

8. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji 
School Fees: N480, 000 – N550, 000

9. Ajayi Crowther University, OYO

School Fees: N440, 000 - N550, 000


10. Lead City University, Ibadan
School Fees: N100, 000 - N 570, 000

11. Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife 
School Fees: N157, 000 – N200, 000

12. Cresent University, Abeokuta
School Fees: N210, 000 – N370,000

13. Fountain University, Oke Osun
School Fees: N350, 000

Q2: List the Top 10 Best Private Universities In Nigeria?
Top 10 Best Private Universities In Nigeria 

No doubt they are over 50 private universities in Nigeria, offering admission to fresh secondary school students.

Read Also: List Of All Universities And Polytechnics In Nigeria 

Listed below are some of the best private schools in Nigeria.
The rating of these universities were based on quality of educational infrastructure on ground.

1. Covenant University, Ota

Convenant university is one of the best universities in Nigeria. The university has been licensed and approved by the NUC since 2002.
As of 2017 it was ranked as the best private university in Nigeria.

2. Landmark University, Omu-Aran

Landmark University  was established and licensed by the NUC in 2011. It currently has 3 major colleges. Landmark University is one of the best private university in Nigeria.

3. Madonna University, Okija

Madonna was one of the first private universities in Nigeria. It was founded it 1999 and now has 3 campuses in Nigeria.

The university has a large number of students and is one of the few private universities that offer medicine.

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Madonnna university has different courses such as Law, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy Etc.

Madonna University is one of the few private universities in Nigeria that has a medical teaching hospital.

4. Redeemer’s University, Mowe

Redeemer’s University was established in 2005 and currently has more than 2000 students.
Redeemer’s university offers a high standard of education.

5. Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji

Established in 2006 (JABU) is one of the best private university in Nigeria.
The university runs both undergraduate and post-graduate courses in different disciplines.

6. Veritas University, Abuja

Veritas is catholic university which was founded in 2007. The university obtained full accreditation for all it courses in 2012. 
The university offers bachelor degree for science, art and commercial programmes. 

7. Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki

Pan-African University was founded in 2002 and is considered to be one of the best private universities in Nigeria.

8. Bingham University, Auta-Balefi, Karu

Bingham University was founded in 2005,All of the university’s undergraduate programmes are approved by NUC. 
Some of the courses offered in Bingham University are Biochemistry, Political Science, Computer Science Etc

9. American University Nigeria (ABTI), Yola

ABTI is one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria; the university uses an American academic structure and curriculum. It was established in 2005.

ABTI has 3 colleges which are: School of Arts and Science, School of Business and Enterpreneurship and School of Information Technology and Communication.
10. AFE Babalola University, Ado Ekiti

AFE Babalola UniversityThis was established in 2009.  All AFE Babalola University programmes are accredited by the NUC. 

Q3: List the Nigerian Private Universities that are the most expensive in Nigeria?
Top 10 Most Expensive Private Universities In Nigeria

1. Nigerian Turkish Nile University

Nile University of Nigeria is a private university in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.Its vice chancellor is Prof. Dr. Huseyin Sert,it was Established in 2009.
School fees: N1,600,000 - N1,900,000

2. Baze University

Baze University was founded in 2011 and it’s located in Abuja. The current V.C is Prof. Michael Hodd.
School fees: N1,600,000 

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3. American University of Nigeria

The school was founded in 2003 by a former Nigerian vice president and it is located in Yola. The Vice Chancellor is Dr. Margee Ensign.


School Fees: N1,590,000.00

4. Afe Babalola University

The school is located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State and it was founded in 2009. The Vice Chancellor is Professor M.O Ajisafe.
School Fees: N1,000,000.00 -N1,852,750.00

5. Babcock University

It’s one of the private universities in Ogun state and one of the oldest in Nigeria. It was 


founded in 1999 in Ilishan-Remo. The current V.C is Professor Kayode J. Makinde.
School Fees: N340,000.00 to N620,000.00

6. Bowen University

The school was established in 2001 and is located in Iwo, Osun state. The Vice Chancellor is Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo.
School Fees: N650,000.00 to N750,000

7. Covenant University

CU is arguably the most popular and also rated as the best private university in Nigeria. It is located in Ota, Ogun State. The Vice Chancellor is Prof. Charles Koredo Ayo and the school was established in 2002.
School Fees: N432,000.00

8. Achievers University

Achievers University is located in Owo, Ondo state, South-West Nigeria. The Vice 

Chancellor is Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi and the school was founded in 2007.
School Fees: N330,000.00 to N420, 000.00

9. Igbinedion University

Igbinedion University was one of the first private university in Nigeria. Most of its courses are approved  by the NUC.
School Fees: N500,000 – N800,000.

10. Redeemers University

 Redeemer’s University was established in 2005 and offers a high standard of education,with NUC accredited courses.
School Fees: N500,000 – N650,000