University of Ibadan is the highest ranked university in the country (ranked 1st in Nigeria and 3499th in the world), according to the Ranking Web of World Universities (July 2011), ahead of University of Ilorin (2nd in the nation and 3753rd in the world), and Ahmadu Bello University (3rd in the nation and 3806th in the world).

In another international ranking ( University Web Ranking 2011), University of Ibadan is ranked 1st in Nigeria, followed by University of Ilorin (2nd) and University of Benin (3rd). The University of Ibadan was also ranked among the world's best institutions (536th globally) in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2007.

Obafemi Awolowo University is also one of the best universities in Nigeria and in Africa. It has been adjudged as the Best ICT University in Nigeria and on two successive occasions emerged the first and best University in Nigeria by Webometric ranking. The University celebrates a rich tradition of excellence and has produced a Nobel Laureate and a number of National Merit Award winners.

The University of Lagos is ranked in the top 5 nationally by Webometrics (July 2011). Founded in 1962, the University has built a legacy of excellence and has been instrumental in the production of top quality graduates and academia who have had tremendous impact on growth and development in Nigeria.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek