List of 32 best universities in Ireland

We ranked 32 best universities in Ireland based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 6.48M citations received by 195K publications made by 32 universities in Ireland, measured the popularity of 764 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Ireland
#91 in Europe
#247 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
33,321
Founded
1854
#2 in Ireland
#112 in Europe
#299 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1592
#3 in Ireland
#170 in Europe
#416 in the World
Enrollment
21,894
Founded
1845
#4 in Ireland
#208 in Europe
#532 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1845
#5 in Ireland
#262 in Europe
#661 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1989
#6 in Ireland
#311 in Europe
#784 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1972
#7 in Ireland
#365 in Europe
#980 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1997
#8 in Ireland
#379 in Europe
#1027 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1784
#9 in Ireland
#412 in Europe
#1141 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1992
#10 in Ireland
#641 in Europe
#1977 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
10,476
Founded
1974
#11 in Ireland
#647 in Europe
#2003 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1970
#12 in Ireland
#694 in Europe
#2196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1908
#13 in Ireland
#870 in Europe
#2963 in the World
Acceptance Rate
86%
Enrollment
9,500
Founded
1972
#14 in Ireland
#911 in Europe
#3165 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1970
#15 in Ireland
#926 in Europe
#3256 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Enrollment
6,500
Founded
1970
#16 in Ireland
#927 in Europe
#3264 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1970
#17 in Ireland
#995 in Europe
#3598 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1970
#18 in Ireland
#1025 in Europe
#3791 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1951
#19 in Ireland
#1055 in Europe
#3928 in the World
Enrollment
4,500
Founded
1975
#20 in Ireland
#1086 in Europe
#4061 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
2019
#21 in Ireland
#1213 in Europe
#4724 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1971
#22 in Ireland
#1214 in Europe
#4725 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1795
#23 in Ireland
#1280 in Europe
#5066 in the World
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1746
#24 in Ireland
#1383 in Europe
#5579 in the World
Enrollment
3,500
Founded
1977
#25 in Ireland
#1422 in Europe
#5770 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1999
#26 in Ireland
#1478 in Europe
#6119 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1997
#27 in Ireland
#1661 in Europe
#7045 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1881
#28 in Ireland
#1787 in Europe
#7749 in the World
Enrollment
750
Founded
1842
#29 in Ireland
#1886 in Europe
#8102 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Founded
1848
#30 in Ireland
#1914 in Europe
#8175 in the World
Enrollment
375
Founded
1951
#31 in Ireland
#2136 in Europe
#8910 in the World
Acceptance Rate
95%
Founded
1782
#32 in Ireland
#2153 in Europe
#8987 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Founded
1957

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 $717 + $177-1265 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).