Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA
3.20

Test Scores


Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component required

Deadlines


Regular
July 31

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
27.8:1
Total Faculty
396
with Terminal Degree
394

223
Men
173
Women

Most frequent class size
100+
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
81%

Students Say

In emerald Ireland, just outside of Dublin, there lies the country's second-oldest and fastest growing university, Maynooth University. 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 well-explained, 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."

Degrees

Bachelor's
Diploma
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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


John Hume
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Politician, Activist

Geraldine Byrne Nason
Ambassador of Ireland to France

Brian Friel
Playwright and author

Mary O'Rourke
Politician, Senator in the Irish Government

Eimear Quinn
Artist, Eurovision Song Contest Winner (1996)

Ger Brennan
Sportsman (GAA), teacher

Brian Hayes
Politician, Member of the European Parliment

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
81%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

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 Methodology

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 


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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,452
Foreign Countries Represented
90

Demographics

55% female
45% male
92% are full time
8% are part time

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."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
3%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
18%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
International Student
Other

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. The university has completed a major extension to the library and is developing additional academic, research, and residence facilities as part of its Campus Master Plan.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services


Sustainability


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
100

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

Partnerships with Technology Companies
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
Helen Kirrane
International Officer

Address
International Office
Maynooth University
Co Kildare, Ireland

Phone
+353 1 708 3868

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, the Iontas buidling 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

Contact Email Address for Visit
international.office@nuim.ie

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Other

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Dublin Bus, Irish Rail Commuter Train, Maynooth University Commuter Bus, Taxi, Dublin International Airport is the closest airport. Please see www.maynoothuniversity.ie/location for more information.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Maynooth is situated 25km from Dublin city centre. Take junction 7 (signposted Maynooth/Straffan/Naas) off the M4 and follow the signs to Maynooth. Turn left in the centre of the town and the gates to the South Campus are directly ahead of you. To reach the North Campus, take the left in the centre of the town, then turn right, take the next left and the entrance is on your right.

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