Top 32 universities in Ireland: Rankings & Acceptance rate

  1. University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  2. Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  3. University College Cork logo
    Enrollment
    21,894
    Founded
    1845
  4. Dublin City University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1989
  5. National University of Ireland, Galway logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1845
  6. University of Limerick logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  7. Dublin Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1992
  8. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1784
  9. Maynooth University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1997
  10. Cork Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    10,476
    Founded
    1974
  11. Waterford Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1970
  12. Athlone Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1970
  13. Limerick Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1975
  14. Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    9,500
    Founded
    1972
  15. Dundalk Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1970
  16. Institute of Technology Sligo logo
    Enrollment
    6,500
    Founded
    1970
  17. Institute of Technology Carlow logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1970
  18. National College of Ireland logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1951
  19. National College of Art and Design logo
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1746
  20. Institute of Technology Tallaght logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    2019
  21. Letterkenny Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1971
  22. Institute of Technology, Tralee logo
    Enrollment
    3,500
    Founded
    1977
  23. National University of Ireland, System logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1908
  24. Institute of Technology Blanchardstown logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    1,500
    Founded
    1999
  25. Royal Irish Academy of Music logo
    Founded
    1848
  26. Marino Institute of Education logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1881
  27. Carlow College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    92%
    Founded
    1782
  28. Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1795
  29. Shannon College of Hotel Management logo
    Enrollment
    375
    Founded
    1951
  30. All Hallows College logo
    Enrollment
    750
    Founded
    1842

The best cities to study in Ireland based on the number of universities and their ranks are Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick.

Average cost of living for students in Ireland is $733 + $177-1266 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).