Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin


Trinity College Dublin, founded in 1592, is Ireland’s oldest and highest-ranked university.

This historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally-recognized education for more than 400 years. With a global reputation for excellence, Trinity promotes creativity and innovative thinking in students. Trinity’s bustling 47-acre campus is an oasis in the very heart of Dublin, a vibrant and safe European capital city. The university’s city-center location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic program with an unparalleled array of cultural, social, and professional experiences. A wealth of museums, theaters, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep.


Note: The following enrollment statistics are based on 2016-2017 official reporting.

  • More than 12,545 undergraduate population
  • 99.3% full time; 0.7% part time (Undergraduates only—more students study part time at the Postgraduate level)
  • 58% female and 42% male*
  • 17,000 students from 122 countries
  • Average age: 22**

*2014-15 data
**2015-16 data

Student Life

  • Over 200 student societies, sports clubs, and publications
  • Countless cultural offerings on and off campus
  • Full-time students are eligible for University approved housing
  • There is in excess of 220,000 m2 of buildings, including beautiful historic architecture and state-of-the-art modern facilities.


  • Three faculties: Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics, and Science; and Health Sciences
  • 24 academic schools

University Resources

  • 17,000 students from 122 countries
  • A deposit library holding over six million volumes
  • Trinity’s researchers attract approx. €100million annually in external funding.
  • Approximately 2,500 works of art displayed on campus
  • Over one million visitors to the Science Gallery in Trinity since its opening in 2008
  • 200 student societies, sports clubs, and publications
  • Seven student publications, including the first student newspaper in Ireland founded in 1953
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship is at the heart of the Trinity learning experience. The University has supported 112 startup companies.  
  • Trinity is one of the world’s only universities to provide all undergraduate students with a personal tutor—a dedicated faculty member who can offer academic, personal, and professional guidance throughout the degree program.
  • The Trinity Global Room is an area where student and staff can relax, converse, and learn about different cultures, acting as a platform to celebrate cultural diversity within the University and linking it to the rest of the world.

After Graduation

  • 94 percent of Trinity graduates are in employment or further studies within six months of completing their studies.
  • Join a network of over 110,000 alumni in 130 countries worldwide
  • Trinity’s Career Service is ranked second in Europe [International Student Barometer 2015].
  • Trinity’s notable alumni include: Jonathan Swift (satirist and author of Gulliver’s Travels), William Rowan Hamilton (physicist, astronomer, and mathematician), Oscar Wilde (poet, author, and dramatist), Ernest Walton (physicist and Nobel laureate), Samuel Beckett (novelist, foremost dramatist of the theater, and Nobel laureate), William Campbell (Nobel laureate), Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland, humanitarian, and current Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin), and Louise Richard (Vice Chancellor of Oxford University).
  • Trinity’s enviable location positions the University right in the heart of the hub of global business activity, "Ireland’s Silicon Valley." Students are recruited for internships, summer jobs, and graduate careers from employers who look to Trinity as a key provider of top-quality graduates.