Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo.


Ajayi Crowther University Description

About Ajayi Crowther University

ACU as the University is fondly called is a private university in Oyo State. It was established by the Supra Diocesan Board (West) of the church of Nigeria and has its origins in the defunct CMS training institution, Abeokuta and the defunct St Andrews College, Oyo. In 1999, the request to establish the university was granted by the church of Nigeria and after satisfying rigorous criteria prescribed by the National Universities Commission (NUC), the university was granted the license to operate as a private University in Nigeria on 7 January 2005. The University is named after Late Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African Bishop who first translated the bible in Yoruba, and seeks to be a top-class institution in the pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching and exemplary service to humanity.

Ajayi Crowther University Faculties and Courses Offered

Offering quite a number of Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes across several disciplines. The University has five (5) faculties, as follow:

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Humanities

This comprises of the following departments:

  • English

  • Christian Studies

  • History and International Relations

  • Religious Studies

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Biochemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Geology

  • Microbiology

  • Industrial Chemistry

  • Mathematics

  • Physics and Electronics.

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics

  • Communication and Media Studies

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accounting

  • Banking and Finance

  • Business Administration

Ajayi Crowther University Admission Requirements

The University has provision for pre-degree, foundation, undergraduate, part-time and postgraduate programmes in all of the faculties listed above. Admission requirements across these levels differ considerably. Here are some of them.

Admission Requirements For Pre-degree and Foundation

  • Candidates seeking admission into the University for pre-degree are expected to have a minimum of three (3) credit level passes in SSCE/GCE O’level at no more than two sittings, and on successful completion of the programme will be eligible to gain admission into 100 level, provided that you pass UTME for that year.

  • Applicants seeking admission into the foundation programme at the University are expected to have a minimum of five (5) credit level passes in SSCE/GCE O’level at no more than two sittings, may be admitted into 200 level after successful completion of the programme.

Admission Requirements For Undergraduates

100 level students:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects.

200 level students (Direct- entry):

In addition to having the above requirements, you may also be required to;  

  • Have a minimum of two (2) A level passes in subjects related to the proposed field of study.  Other requirements may be found in the JAMB brochure.

Admission Requirements For Postgraduates

Ajayi Crowther University has provision for postgraduate programmes, specifically, Masters and Postgraduate diploma degree programmes across the faculties of Humanities, Management Sciences and Natural Sciences. As a prospective candidate seeking admission in any of these levels, here are some of the requirements.

  • A minimum of five (5) O’level passes in English, Mathematics and any other three.

  • A bachelor’s degree from the University, or one recognized by the school with a minimum of a second class lower division for masters, and third class division for a postgraduate diploma.

For more information about the admission requirements in the school, details and other information, visit the University’s website at acu.edu.ng.

Ajayi Crowther University Facilities

The University is home to some the following facilities:

  • Comfortable Accommodation: ACU has a variety of quality student accommodation with regular water supply, stable power, super-fast wifi internet, among others.

  • Fully stocked libraries: The University has 2 fully stocked libraries to study, and researched equipped with the latest books and other resource materials.

  • Excellent recreation facilities: This consists of state of the art sports facilities such as gymnasium, football pitch, badminton court, lawn tennis, volleyball, basketball plus other indoor and outdoor facilities to help students discover and develop their talents and interests.

  • Faculty buildings: The faculties at the institution are equipped with many ultra-modern learning facilities and fully air-conditioned lecture rooms.

  • Worship centres: The worship centres at the institution were established with the aim of actualizing one of the core values of the University which is spirituality.

Things To Know About Ajayi Crowther University

For travellers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know:


ACU is situated in a secure location with seasoned security personnel.

Best Time To Visit

During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquiries and study.

What To Bring

Before heading to ACU, here are some things to bring along:

  • Books

  • Educational Materials

  • A valid means of identification.

Most Common Visitors

Be sure to find staffs, students and education enthusiasts at the University.



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