Maynooth University has received its highest-ever number of applications for admission in September 2022. Over 18,300 applicants have applied to the University, according to the figures released after the recent CAO Change of Mind option closed on July 1st. This is an increase of 8% on 2021 figures.
The record number is in line with a general upward trend of applications to the University over recent years. First preference applications across all degree courses have increased by 8% over July 2021 figures, demonstrating the ongoing popularity of Maynooth University for undergraduate studies.
First preference applications have grown substantially in Arts (by 14%), making it the most applied to degree across all of the CAO's courses for the last number of years. This reflects the popularity of Maynooth’s flexible curriculum in which students can choose to progressively specialise while pursuing a broad range of studies. There have also been increases across Science (26%), Business (26%), Science education (22%), Media Studies (13%), and Computer Science (11%) illustrating that students are increasingly recognising Maynooth as a preferred option across a diverse range of subjects.