University College Dublin

University College Dublin Ranking

country rank: 2
world rank: 329

University Overview

University College Dublin ranking was founded in 1854 and is a non-profit public higher education institution situated in the suburbs of Dublin (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 people), County Dublin. University College Dublin ranking (UCD) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Irish higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Department of Education and Skills of Ireland. In a variety of fields of study, UCD provides courses and programs that lead to legally recognized higher education degrees. For further information, see UCD ranking, the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 166-year-old Irish university offers a rigorous admission process based on students’ previous academic records and ratings. The admittance rate ranges from 20% to 30%, making this Irish higher education school highly exclusive. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students have access to a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, and administrative services, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

University College Dublin Ranking

University Identity

Name University College Dublin
Acronym UCD
Founded 1854
Motto Ad Astra / Cothrom FĂ©inne To the Stars / Fair Play
Colours St patrick's blue and saffron

University Location

Address Belfield Dublin D04 V1W8 County Dublin Ireland
Tel +353 (1) 716 7777
Fax +353 (1) 269 4409

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-5,000 US$ (1,800-3,700 Euro) 12,500-15,000 US$ (9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office UCD Dublin 4 D04 V1W8 (1) 716 1555

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Universities Ireland National University of Ireland (NUI) European University Association (EUA) Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER) Universitas 21 (U21) International Association of Universities (IAU) World Universities Network (WUN)

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