Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, dynamic and ambitious university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation. Since admitting its first students in 1989, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size and is now a multi-campus university. DCU Glasnevin campus is home to Ireland’s largest arts centre, The Helix, which hosts a wide range of musical, theatrical and dance performances to suit every taste.
The University prides itself on the ‘DCU Student Experience’, for the quality of the learning experience and the friendliness of the campus. The aim is to ensure that each student who studies at DCU receives personalised attention and every opportunity to develop themselves academically, professionally and personally.
- Established: 1989
- Number of students: 17,000 (2017)
- DCU has 4 campuses Glasnevin, St Patrick’s College, All Hallows Campus, Mater Dei Campus
- 1 of 17 European Universities selected to be part of the European University Alliance.
- In 2017, a record almost 6,000 students placed a DCU course as their first choice on the CAO application.
- In 2017, DCU received the Athena Swan Bronze Award for gender equality.
- DCU has the highest rate of students who enter via access routes.
- 92% of DCU graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.
PROF. BRIAN MACCRAITH
“DCU is a young, ambitious and vibrant university which owes its success to a dedicated faculty and staff, a talented student body and an engaged alumni.”