Maynooth University has recorded its highest number of CAO applications ever. The record number is in line with a general upward trend of applications to the University over recent years. This year the University has seen a rise of 17% in applications for degree courses and a 16% rise in the number of applicants.
The Maynooth Arts degree has this year recorded the highest number of applications of any course in the CAO system, reflecting the popularity of the flexible Maynooth curriculum in which students can progressively specialise. Applications for the degree increased by 9%.
Several programmes at the University have seen a substantial increase in first preferences including Computer Science (+46%), Engineering (+39%) Biotechnology (35%), and Social Science (+27%).