Best Universities in Nigeria to Study Accounting


On this post, I will show you the best universities to study Accounting in Nigeria. Accounting is one of the most popular social science courses in Nigeria and very competitive. You must be a commercial student with a good background commercial subjects for you to study Accounting in Nigeria Universities.

Accounting course prepares a student to be professional accountants, auditors, budget analysts, tax accountants, and to provide financial management services to individuals, businesses, and/or corporations (profit and not-for-profit). Students will also master the digitization of accounting data and technology that support international financial reporting.


To gain admission into the universities to study Accounting, these are the 9 WAEC, NECO or GCE subject that you should write. You can also use two sittings to gain admission.

  1. English Language
  2. Mathematics
  3. Economics
  4. Commerce
  5. Accounting
  6. Government/Biology/Agriculture Science
  7. IRS/CRS
  8. Yoruba/Igbo/Hausa
  9. A trade subject


These are the list of best Accounting Universities in Nigeria

  • University of Lagos
  • Osun State University
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University
  • University of Ibadan
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN)
  • Kwara State University
  • Bayero University Kano
  • Lagos State University (LASU)
  • Ekiti State University
  • University of Ilorin


The table below shows the acceptance rate for Accounting in Nigeria Universities

Universities Acceptance Rate
UNIBEN 26 – 33%
UNILORIN 27 – 31%
UI 21 – 24%
OOU 24 – 30%
UNIOSUN 29 – 34%
UNILAG 26 -29%
EKSU 34 – 45%
LASU 28 – 37%
BUK 28 – 39%
KWASU 31 – 40%

Although there are over 68 universities in Nigeria where you can study Accounting, admission competition is still very high for the above-mentioned universities. You must study smart and excel above the cutoff mark in other to gain admission into one of the best universities to study Accounting. You may be considered for POST UTME if you score average cut off mark in JAMB but your score in POST UTME will determine if you will be given admission.


The table above is provided for informational purposes only and you should not act on the basis of the content on the table. The information contained in this table is derived from data obtained from sources believed by Fatherprada to be reliable and in good faith, but no warranties or guarantees with regard to the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the table. Any opinions expressed reflect the current judgment of the author of the post and may change without notice.

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