If you’re searching for a list of universities in Abuja to advance your study, you’re on the right page.

Currently, there are about seven (7) NUC-approved universities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Only one of these is a federal university. The rest are privately owned and operated. No state-owned university is present in the capital city of Abuja.

With further ado, let’s dive in and see the list of universities in Abuja.

Top Universities In Abuja

Here’s a list of all the universities in Abuja where you can study for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

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universities in abuja

1. University of Abuja

The University of Abuja is the only federal university in Nigeria’s heart and capital city. The institution was established in 1988 as a dual-mode university with three colleges namely: College of Arts and Education; College of Law, Management and Social Sciences; and College of Science and Agriculture.

At its inception, the university had a population of fewer than 500 students. But today, the University of Abuja boasts nine faculties, a College of Health Sciences, a School of Remedial Studies, a Centre for Distance Learning, an Institute of Education, a School of Postgraduate Studies, and over fifty thousand students!

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University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

The University of Abuja has witnessed tremendous and rapid growth in terms of academic programs, infrastructural development, staff strength, student population, research, and innovation.

For more inquiries about the university, you can visit the main campus situated at Airport Road, Abuja, or check out their website.

2. African University of Science & Technology

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, pan-African university located in Abuja, Nigeria.

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The institution was established in 2007 as a regional initiative led by the Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI) to create a world-class research and advanced training institute in relevant scientific and technological disciplines which would serve as regional resources and centres of excellence in sub-Saharan Africa.

AUST currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs through a combination of coursework and cutting-edge research.

For more details, you can visit the campus environment at Galadima, Abuja, or check out their website.

3. Baze University

Founded by Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, Baze University is a private tertiary institution established in 2011. The university offers standard university education to British standards in Nigeria.

The main Campus is located along Jabi Airport Road and hosts the Academic and Administrative (Ahmadu Abubakar) building, the Social Area, and the Sports Complex. A second university site is located at Bwari which is under development.

Currently, Baze University has six (6) faculties which include the three (3) foundational faculties (Management & Social Sciences, Law and Computing & Applied Sciences), Faculty of Engineering, and Basic Medical and Environmental Sciences. You can check out their official website for more details.

4. Bingham University

Bingham University is a private university located in New Karu, 25 km from Abuja, FCT. The institution was established in 2005 by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) to meet the daring demand for high-quality secular education which integrates the moral and spiritual values on which the Christian faith is founded.

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The university is one of the few private universities in the north and was named after three Sudan interior missionaries.

Bingham University offers Bachelor’s, Masters, and Doctorate degrees for various programs across Medicine, Management and Social sciences, and Science. You can learn more about the institution via its official website.

5. Nile University of Nigeria

The Nile University of Nigeria is a private university established in 2009 to provide high-quality tertiary education for the country’s ever-increasing number of secondary school leavers.

The NUC-accredited university is located in Abuja, Nigeria, and is a member of the Honoris United Universities Network, the first and largest pan-African private higher education network.

Nile University consists of six faculties committed to offering education of the highest quality:

  • Arts & Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Management Science
  • Natural & Applied Science
  • College of Health Sciences

The university offers undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and MBAs and has over 6,000 students.

For more details, you can visit the university premises at Plot 681, Cadastral Zone C-OO, Research & Institutional Area, Jabi Airport Bypass, Abuja. Otherwise, check out the university website.

6. Veritas University

Veritas University is a NUC-approved private university located in Abuja. The institution was founded in March 2002 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution at its meeting in Abuja.

However, a provisional operational license was granted by the National Universities Commission in May 2007 and the university was sited in Bwari, Abuja.

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Veritas University offers undergraduate degrees cutting across a wide variety of programs and a school of postgraduate studies as well. For further inquiries, you can visit the school premises at Bwari, Abuja, or check out their website.

7. Philomath University

Philomath University is a private university located in Kuje, Abuja, and was established in 2021.

The name ‘Philomath’ was derived from two Greek words; “Philos” which means love and “math” which means learning. Therefore, the name “Philomath” signifies a love for learning.

Philomath University is driven by a passion for education, excellence, and an unbridled zeal to cause scientific, technological, and industrial revolutions uniquely in Nigeria, Africa, and the world.

The university kick-started with two faculties: Law and Management & Social Sciences.

If you have any questions, you can visit the university’s main campus premises at Sector Centre B, Kuje, Abuja. Or you can send an email to [email protected] and visit their official website.

Final Words

So there you have it — the top universities in Abuja.

If you’re looking to study for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the capital city of Abuja, you should look towards any of these options.

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  1. Omoraka Naomi says:

    I looking for public university to attend.


    Leave a comment…is A Nice University But I Want Study At Bingham

  3. Grace Eleri says:

    I learnt there is upcoming Private University along airport road

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