NATIONAL UNIVERISTY OF IRELAND, MAYNOOTH
NUI Maynooth, founded in 1795, with a student body of about 6,000, is located in a quiet area of Maynooth, a suburb fifteen miles form the Dublin city center conveniently accessed by train. The town offers a variety of shops. Traditional Irish pubs, and other student attractions and excursions to limerick, Galway, Belfast, and other Irish towns are within three hours travel by train. In 1910 St. Maynooth became a recognized College of the National University of Ireland, and, since 1966, the College has been open to students of Arts, Sciences, Philosophy, Celtic Studies, and Theology. Anthropology, Sociology, and Physics are especially strong fields of study at NUI Maynooth.
Academic Program Highlights
Students may select courses from the general curriculum of Maynooth. These courses are chosen from the following departments; Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Literature, History, Greek and Roman Civilization, Philosophy, Theology, Sociology, Music, English, Business, Media, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, Students choose their courses from these departments once they arrive on campus. The program offers 12-16 undergraduate credits, and is open to students who are sophomore level or higher with a minimum GPA requirement of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
Students are placed in campus housing. Apartments are six-person units that integrate American, Irish, and other students. Rooms are single occupancy with shared living and kitchen space. Bedroom spaces are en-suite. The College’s facilities include a gymnasium, weight room, playing fields, a student union, swimming pool, along with more than 50 clubs and organizations.