You will agree with me that, it is not logical to apply for an extremely competitive universities where you cannot gain admission or when the chances is extremely low.
I have a friend who applied for admission into university of Ilorin for more than five years and could not gain admission. He continue to apply for admission until he tried another school. He gained admission that very year. University of Ilorin do have more than 100000 applicants every year.
The true is that, there are lot of universities in Nigeria where you can apply for admission and gain it with 180 in UTME without stress and with adequate school fees.
Read: Check The Universities In Your Catchment Area For 2017 Admission Exercise
Below are list of less competitive Universities in Nigeria in 2016The list below is ranked based on 2016 UTME applicants numbers for the universities below:
2) Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State: Do you know this university, is another newly created federal university in Nigeria by last administration. Its UTME applicants for 2016 was 2,315 applicants.
3) Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State: In some months ago, I wrote about the List Of Courses Offer In Federal University Gusau. It is also a new Federal university in Nigeria and has a very low applicants of 3560 in 2016 UTME.
4) Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State: Federal University Dutsin-Ma is in Katsina State. You can easily gain admission into any of the courses in the school. You can check out the list List Of Courses Offer In Federal University Dutse Ma Katsina. In 2016 UTME, the university had only 3,569 admission applicants.
5) Federal University, Lokoja: This is also a newly created university by the Federal government and its located in Kogi State. The University offers several undergraduate Courses and in 2016 UTME, the university has only 4,660 admission applicants.
6) Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun: FUPRE is a new Federal university in Delta State Nigeria. It is the first petroleum university in Nigeria and has alot of course you can apply for at undergraduate level. It had only 4,992 applicants in 2016 UTME. Check out the list Of All Courses Offer in FUPRE
7) Federal University, Kashere: Federal University, Kashere is in Gombe State and has not been well known by most Nigerian University applicants. The university is nice and you can check out the List Of Courses Offer In Federal University Gusau. In 2016 UTME, only 5,590 admission applicants seek for admission into the school.
8) Federal University, Oye-Ekiti: This university is located in the South West region of Nigeria and to be precise in Ekiti State. It is a new Federal university with a lot of undergraduate courses for you to study In 2016 UTME, only 5,956 admission seekers applied for the school.
Read: Five Steps To Pass 2017 UTME Without Expo
9) Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi: I bet you may not know this university exist but yet it is a federal government owned university with a lot of accredited undergraduate courses you can apply for. The university is in Kebbi State with only 5,890 UTME applicants in 2016.
10) Federal University, Lafia: This is a Federal University in Nasarawa State and had only 6,214 undergraduate admission seeker in 2016 UTME. You can check out the List of Courses offer In Nasarawa.
11) Federal University, Ndufu-Alike: This is a Federal University in Ebonyi State. Last year 2016, it has only 8,063 UTME admission applicants.
Read: Check Your JAMB/UTME Subject Combination For Admission Purpose
12) Federal University, Wukari: This is a newly established University in Taraba State. You can easily apply and gain admission into the school. Just imagine the university had only 8,328 UTME applicants in 2016.
Check: List of Cheapest Federal Universities in Nigeria
13) Federal University, Dutse: Don't confuse this with Federal University in Dutsin-ma. This one is in Jigawa State. There are lot of accredited courses in Federal University Dutse Jigawa State that you can apply for. It had only 9,073 admission seekers last year through UTME.
14) Modibo Adamawa University of Technology: This is not a new University, it is formally known as federal University of Technology Yola. It is a technology University in Nigeria. Here are the courses offer in Madibbo Adamawa University of technology and you can conveniently apply for them. In last year admission exercise, the school only had 9,480 admission seekers.
15) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University: ATBU is a technology school in Bauch State. It was created in 1975, but it always have less applicants number. The courses offer in ATBU are much but had only 10,332 in 2016 UTME.
Fee free to apply for admission into any of the above universities in your 2017 UTME registration. You have a high chances of gaining admission.
All the best