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 employability For three consecutive years 2018-2020, UCD has been named the Number 1 University (and number 78 globally) for graduate employability by the QS World University Rankings. vaults of The UCD Campus has to be experienced to be believed. Our facilities include a vault of historical records, the biggest animal hospital in Ireland (and animal A&E for Dublin), world-class teaching and research facilities, excellent accommodation, a huge sports center with an are Olympic-size swimming pool, and interactive laboratories, some of which are unique to UCD. With such a large campus, we can house an incredible breadth of amenities (such as the recognized UNESCO- recognized 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 have the exciting best experience and receive the best education possible in an exciting, dynamic and supportive environment.29% of our student population is international, and over one-third of our academic staff is from outside Ireland. This ensures that the experience of all students at UCD is truly 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 also offer invaluable life experience. We also have excellent student support services, including our Peer Mentor Program, which pairs groups of first-year students with senior students who can support them throughout their first year at UCD.
There are more than 100 clubs to consider around just about any interest you can think of! In addition to fields of study, culture/religion, and politics, there are interest-clubs around animal welfare, comedy, fashion and style, feminiss, film foodies, Harry Potter, horse racing, knitting, musical theater, science fiction, and many more! There are also more than 50 sports clubs. In addition to the usual suspects, there are things like trompolist, skydiving, and even darts!