Is Ireland’s second oldest university founded in 1795 as St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
Is situated 25km west of Dublin, it is located in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth.
Is rapidly expanding with more than 8,800 students. It recorded the highest growth in first preference school‐ leaver applications in the university sector in 2010
Has an Entrance Scholarship Scheme, which recognises students who achieve 500 points or more in the Leaving Certificate examination, is available for students entering the university.
Has over a third of academic staff and 15% of students who come from abroad.
In June 2012 NUI Maynooth announced a collaboration with Dublin City University (DCU) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) called the 3U Partnership.
Offers a wide variety of degree programmes, including specialised subjects such as immunology, climatology, product design, music technology, and the only anthropology department in the Republic of Ireland
Counts two Nobel Peace Prize winners among its 40,000 alumni and current academics.
Had a €100 million building programme which was recently completed, resulting in the most up-to-date academic facilities and student accommodation.
Campus possesses some of the finest state-of-the-art research facilities in Ireland.
Has seven cutting‐edge research institutes on campus and the best record for commercialising research of any Irish university
Has won an international reputation for the standing of its research expertise in areas as diverse as immunology, agro-ecology and space technology.