From the website: UCD has one of the largest urban campuses in Europe, and contains not only the buildings in which students live and study, but also gorgeous parkland teeming with wildlife, art and fabulous facilities. Students love our flexible curriculum, and our research-intensive academic staff comprises leading national and international opinion leaders and influencers.Ranked No.1 in Ireland in 15 subjects,
The QS World University Rankings named UCD as the best university in Ireland in 15 subjects. Globally, we have four subjects in the top 50! These include; Veterinary Science, Sports-related subjects, Library & Information Management and Agriculture & Forestry.No. 1 in Ireland for graduate employabilityFor three consecutive years 2018-2020, UCD has been named the Number 1 University in Ireland (and number 78 globally) for graduate employability by the QS World University Rankings.The UCD Campus has to be experienced to be believed. Our facilities include vaultsof historical record, the biggest animal hospital in Ireland (and animal A&E for Dublin), world-class teaching and research facilities, excellent accommodation, a huge sports centre with Olympic-size swimming pool, and interactive laboratories, some of whichare unique to UCD. With such a large campus, we havethe ability to house an incredible breadth of amenities (such asthe UNESCO- recognised National Folklore Collection), all of which make the UCD experience second to none.At UCD, our faculty and staff are focused on ensuring that all students havethe best experience and receive the best education possible in anexciting, dynamic and supportive environment.29% of our student population is international, and over onethird of our academic staff is from outside Ireland. This ensures that the experience of all students at UCD istruly global, and encompasses a multitude of attitudes, formed from different life and learning experiences. A multitude of clubs and societies make it easy for students to meet each other, and get involved in activities that not only mean a lot to them, but that also offer invaluable life experience.We also have excellent student support services, including our Peer Mentor Programme, which pairs groups of first year students with a senior student who can support them throughout their first year at UCD.