Student Numbers


15,180 Students
1,885 Taught Postgraduates
580 Research Postgraduates
Our students study with us from over 100 countries

Maynooth University is the national leader in university participation with highest proportions among universities in Ireland of  Access students

Student Demographics


16% Postgraduate  
11% Flexible Learners (Part-time)  


Staff Numbers


643 Academic and research staff
593 Administrative, professional and technical staff


Gender Pay Gap Reporting in Ireland

All higher education institutions in Ireland are required to report under the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 which came into operation on 31 May 2022 (see the Irish Statute Book for more information.
Our Gender Pay Gap reports are located here along with information on our actions to address differences.


Ranked #1 in Ireland

Maynooth University in 2022 ranked # 1 in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Best Young University Rankings.  This success follows on from Maynooth’s strong performances in other THE rankings, including being named among the top 600 universities in the world.


Over 70,000 alumni across the globe.

Library Collection

The University Library provides access to over 850,000 ebooks, 95,000 ejournals, 300 databases and over 460,000 print publications