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Established in 1854, the University College Dublin is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large city of Dublin (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), County Dublin. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Skills of Ireland, University College Dublin (UCD) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Irish higher education institution. University College Dublin (UCD) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 170-year-old Irish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this Irish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCD also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


University College Dublin's Control Typepublic


University College Dublin's Entity Typenon-profit


University College Dublin' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


University College Dublin's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) Coláiste na hOllscoile, Baile Átha Cliath
Acronym UCD
Founded 1854
Motto Ad Astra / Cothrom Féinne
To the Stars / Fair Play
Colours St patrick's blue and saffron
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University Location

Address Belfield
D04 V1W8 County Dublin
University College Dublin's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
University College Dublin Phone Number +353 (1) 716 7777
University College Dublin Fax Number +353 (1) 269 4409

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following University College Dublin's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify University College Dublin's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This University College Dublin's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at University College Dublin.

University College Dublin: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
2,500-4,999 US$
(2,280-4,555 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(18,225 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic University College Dublin's admission information.

University College Dublin's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

University College Dublin's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has University College Dublin a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

University College Dublin's acceptance rate range is 20-29% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

University College Dublin's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University College Dublin has more than 7200 international students.

University College Dublin's Admission Office Admission Office

Dublin 4 D04 V1W8
(1) 716 1555

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for University College Dublin.

University College Dublin's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

University College Dublin has an enrollment range of 20,000-24,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

University College Dublin's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

University College Dublin's Control Type Control Type

University College Dublin is a public higher education institution.

University College Dublin's Entity Type Entity Type

University College Dublin is a non-profit higher education institution.

University College Dublin's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

University College Dublin's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Trimesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

University College Dublin does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of University College Dublin's main facilities:

University College Dublin's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit University College Dublin's Library

University College Dublin's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

University College Dublin's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University College Dublin's Institutional Hospital Institutional Hospital

This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of University College Dublin's main services:

University College Dublin's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

University College Dublin's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University College Dublin's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

University College Dublin's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

University College Dublin's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

University College Dublin's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

University College Dublin is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Department of Education and Skills of Ireland

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University College Dublin's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important University College Dublin's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • 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)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the University College Dublin 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

University College Dublin's Facebook page University College Dublin's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

University College Dublin's X (formerly Twitter) page University College Dublin's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

University College Dublin's YouTube channel University College Dublin's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

University College Dublin's Instagram page University College Dublin's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

University College Dublin's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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