In case you are contemplating enrolling in a university in West Africa, here are the top ranked universities you may consider pursing your tertiary education. The ranking of these universities are sub divided into world, presence, impact, openness and excellence ranking.
1. University of Ibadan: The University of Ibadan according to the 2017-2018 world universities ranking is ranked 1032 in the world, 9th in Africa and the first in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 2200
Impact Rank: 502
Openness Rank: 1767
Excellence Rank: 1727
The University of Ibadan was founded in 1948, fondly known as UI, pride its self as the first premier government university in Nigeria.
2. Covenant University Ota: The Covenant University in Ota, Nigeria is ranked 2037 in the world, 27th in Africa and second in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 2145
Impact Rank: 2279
Openness Rank: 2403
Excellence Rank: 2602
Covenant University Ota became fully operational in February, 12th 2002. It is one of the foremost private universities in Nigeria.
3. University of Ghana: The University of Ghana is ranked 2063 in the world, 28th in Africa and third in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 99999
Impact Rank: 3782
Openness Rank: 1826
Excellence Rank: 1385
The University of Ghana was founded on 11 August 1948. It is one of the premier university in Ghana.
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4. University of Nigeria: The University of Nigeria Nsukka, popularly known as UNN is ranked 2221 in the world, 31st in Africa and fourth in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 1986
Impact Rank: 3066
Openness Rank: 1416
Excellence Rank: 2807
The University of Nigeria Nsukka was established in October, 7th 1960. It is one of the foremost Universities in the eastern part of Nigeria.
5. Obafemi Awolowo University: The Obafemi Awolowo University also known as OAU is ranked 2239 in the world, 33 in Africa and fifth in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 6089
Impact Rank: 3825
Openness Rank: 2586
Excellence Rank: 228
The Obafemi Awolowo University was established in 1962 but was then known as University of Ife.
6. Federal University of Technology Minna: The Federal University of Technology Minna located in Niger State Central Nigeria is ranked 2538 in the world, 50th in Africa and sixth in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 5521
Impact Rank: 2927
Openness Rank: 3065
Excellence Rank: 3093
The Federal University of Technology Minna popularly known as FUTMINNA was founded in 1983.
7. University of Lagos: The University of Lagos situated in the commercial capital of Nigeria is ranked 2776 in the world, 62nd in Africa and seventh in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 4077
Impact Rank: 6349
Openness Rank: 2577
Excellence Rank: 2637
The University of Lagos was founded in 1978 and is popularly called Uinlag.
8. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology: The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology Ghana is ranked 2568 globally, 55th in Africa and eight in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 99999
Impact Rank: 5059
Openness Rank: 2104
Excellence Rank: 1821
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology also known as KNUST is a foremost public university in Ghana that was established in 1952.
9. University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar: The University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar is ranked 2895 in the world, 70th in Africa and ninth in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 473
Impact Rank: 3867
Openness Rank: 9491
Excellence Rank: 2081
The University Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar is a top notch university in Senegal. The university was founded in 1987.
10. Ahmadu Bello University: The Ahmadu Bello University Zaria is one of the foremost Universities situated in the Northern part of Nigeria. The Ahmadu Bello University is ranked 2980 in the world, 72 in Africa and tenth in West Africa.
Presence Rank: 2978
Impact Rank: 8428
Openness Rank: 2733
Excellence Rank: 2523
The Ahmadu Bello University Zaria also known as ABU ZARIA was established in 1962.