Maynooth University is a vibrant, rapidly expanding third-level institution with more than 10,000 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Arts, Science, Engineering, Philosophy and Celtic Studies fields. In 2019, Maynooth University was ranked in the Top 50 Young Universities by Times Higher Education (THE) as well as being named among the Top 400 Universities in the World. Multiple new buildings, including a state of the art ICT hub, Eolas, have been built in recent years, resulting in the most up to date academic facilities and student accommodation. The campus also houses some of the finest state of the art research facilities in Ireland.
Today Maynooth University is dynamic and innovative with students from every county in Ireland as well as an increasing number of international students. Situated 25km west of Dublin, it is located in Ireland's only university town, Maynooth, which combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with a present day location on the fringes of Dublin, adjacent to the Irish and European headquarters of many multinational high technology companies, and others even closer in Leixlip, such as HP. It offers a student-friendly environment providing world-class teaching and research facilities and courses, while still retaining a uniquely friendly and personal atmosphere.
Maynooth University offers state of the art facilities for student use. There are four dedicated computer rooms for student use in addition to various other locations around campus with internet access, a dedicated study room and two libraries. Student accommodation has recently been expanded and modernised and there is a crèche located on the North Campus. The Students' Union bar & The Venue underwent renovation in 2012 and is adjoined to the Students' Union offices. The Phoenix building provides three sports halls for use by students and clubs & societies with an all-weather pitch behind it, as well as other great amenities such as a restaurant.
Clubs & Societies
Maynooth University has a wide variety of clubs and societies that are run by the students of the University. In total there are over 100 clubs and societies. Getting involved with a club or society is one of the best decisions a student can make as it allows them to make friends who are interested in similar things, who they may not have met through their course. There is something to interest everyone. Soccer, Art, Busking, GAA, Comedy, Music, Drama, Hockey, Games and History are just a sample of the clubs and societies you could get involved in. Best of all, if your hobby doesn't exist as a club or society, you can apply to make one! Clubs and Societies Fairs Day takes place at the beginning of the term, with over 130 stands showcasing what they have to offer.