Students Say

In emerald Ireland, just outside of Dublin, there lies the country’s second-oldest and fastest growing university, the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The school’s town location and its relatively small size give off a “community atmosphere,” and “modern and up-to-date” facilities and a “beautiful campus” make it “a nice environment to study in” with a “great history” to back it up. “The academic standard at Maynooth is impeccable, with lecturers, lecture halls, tutors, and labs of the finest stature,” says a science major. There’s a wide selection of classes available at Maynooth, and course content “is generally wellexplained, with tutorials and support centers available.”

Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
50%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
-
SAT Math
-
ACT Composite
-

Deadlines


Regular
July 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

In emerald Ireland, just outside of Dublin, there lies the country’s second-oldest and fastest growing university, the National University of Ireland Maynooth. The school’s town location and its relatively small size give off a “community atmosphere,” and “modern and up-to-date” facilities and a “beautiful campus” make it “a nice environment to study in” with a “great history” to back it up. “The academic standard at Maynooth is impeccable, with lecturers, lecture halls, tutors, and labs of the finest stature,” says a science major. There’s a wide selection of classes available at Maynooth, and course content “is generally wellexplained, with tutorials and support centers available.” Professors “are without exception experts in their field” and “continually encouraging us to engage in discussions, to ask questions, and to develop not only a well-informed but independent way of thinking.” “Almost all my lecturers are great orators that bring their subjects to life, creating a genuine interest among their students,” says a Spanish major. Add to that the fact that they’re “very, very, very approachable outside of class” (“There is always someone that you can approach for help and guidance”), and students are happy to receive “the best learning experience possible.” Administration is responsive to student concerns, and there’s a “friendliness of everyone on campus, from the president right down to the cleaners.” The services the school provides are all “brilliant,” from the library to the residence services. People also all love the “great” online class system, Moodle, which allows you to upload assignments and download class notes. “You are given every little or big piece of help you require or request to ensure you can achieve your highest grades,” says a student. “In my six months here, I have yet to hear a disgruntled word aimed at the campus or the staff.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
710
with Terminal Degree
654


Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral Other
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


John Hume
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Politician, Activist

Nicholas Callan
Inventor of the battery and induction coil, Professor of Natural Philosophy

Brian Friel
Playwright and author

Mary O'Rourke
Politician, Senator in the Irish Government

Eimear Quinn
Eurovision Song Contest Winner (1996)

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
65
Application Deadlines
Jun 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy

Scholarships and Grants

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

Look around Maynooth, and for the most part you’ll just see a whole bunch of “your normal average twenty-year-old Irish girl [or] boy,” though there’s “a great mix of both city students and those from a rural background,” as well as international, traditional, and “mature” students. “Individuality is very much encouraged” here, and in the midst of this “bubbly,” “friendly” group is “a good place to make new friends.” “Being Irish, we all like to have the ‘craic’ with people, meaning have fun,” says a student. This group is also very “trustworthy,” and “you can leave your laptop in the library for hours, and no one would ever take it.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
6,900
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
90

Demographics

Overview

Students Say

Maynooth is a “very vibrant town” that “has all facilities needed by thirdlevel students (including clubs, pubs, and pizzerias).” The student body “isn’t too big,” and the majority “keep on top of college work, participate in a club or society or two, and enjoy a night in the pub with their friends.” There’s a “vast amount” of clubs and societies, which means “there’s always somewhere for you to go, whether it’s the Play-Doh society or the Harry Potter appreciation society—we got it all!” The student union also “hosts concerts and social events regularly,” and everyone enjoys the “good mood” of their compatriots. “For fun, the nightlife is key,” and “every Wednesday and Thursday [are] party nights,” when people go to the nightclubs or bars, play card games, drink beers, and “hang out with…mates.” The school consists of two connected campuses, which “combine the old with the new.” “South campus covered in snow is like a scene from Hogwarts in Harry Potter, [and] then “the north campus is modern.” For those who live on campus, “everything is just at your fingertips,” including a free gym. Though there are “few facilities in the university for simply sitting and studying,” there are plenty of computers for students, and a new cafeteria is under construction.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
8%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
92
First-Year Students living on campus
40%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
84

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
125
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
60

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
6

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Paul Mullally
International Officer

Phone
+35317083868

Email
international.office@nuim.ie

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
St Joseph's Square and Chapel (medieval buildings from 19th century)
National Science Museum
Russell Library / Main Library - new building
The Phoenix - new Student Restaurant and Sports Center
Pugin Hall - dining hall designed by architect Pugin in 19th Century
The Student Bar and Venue host regular music and comedy gigs, and the new postgraduate building 'Iontas' hosts performances and seminars, in addition to a new media gallery, showcasing projects and research of students and staff. The National Science Museum holds the first ever battery and induction coil, created at National University of Ireland Maynooth by Nicholas Callan. The Russell Library holds antique texts, while the main library is being extended to double the size of the facility.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Dublin city center (25 minutes away)
Maynooth Castle, Carton House and Demesne, Castletown House, Leixlip Castle
Phoenix Park - largest walled park in Europe, includes Dublin Zoo
Kildare National Stud and Japanese Gardens
Liffey Valley Shopping Center (15 minutes away)
Dublin City Center is home to the Phoenix Park, National Museums, National Library, National Art Gallery, Houses of Government , National Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham Gaol, Guinness Storehouse Museum, shopping on Grafton Street and Henry Street, TempleBar, and so much more. Dublin is a City of Science 2012 and a UNESCO City of Literature. The local area around Maynooth is also full of history and historical buildings. The location also provides easy access to some of Ireland's most treasured historical tourist attractions, such as Newgrange Tomb, Trim Castle, etc.

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
international.office@nuim.ie

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Please contact Paul Mullally in International Office with dates of your vis

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Dublin Bus, Irish Rail Commuter Train, NUI Maynooth Commuter Bus, Taxi, Dublin International Airport is the closest airport. Please see <http://international.nuim.ie/explore-maynooth/maynooth-town/getting-here> for more information.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Please visit: http://international.nuim.ie/explore-maynooth/maynooth-town/getting-here

Local Accommodations
On Campus: http://www.maynoothcampus.com/

Key Stats

Applicants
6,900
Size
Acceptance Rate

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