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Top 10 Reasons to Choose UL

Here are a few of the reasons why our university is the right choice for thousands of students seeking a real-world, career-focused education.

1. Our Students get Jobs

Our graduate employment rate is consistently higher than the national average. UL graduates have claimed titles such as ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Graduate Employee of the Year’.

2. Work Experience as Part of Every Degree

You'll be career-ready with a UL degree. "Co-op" facilitates the career development of UL students as an integral part of their academic programme. Work placement enables you to 'hit the ground running' and gives you a great platform when making the transition from college to the workplace.

3. Affordable Living at UL

The costs of living and socialising in Limerick are arguably lower than in many other parts of the country. We provide a wide choice of accommodation, either on campus or within easy reach of the University. You can easily walk to college from where you live. Come and visit during Open Days and see for yourself!

4. On-campus Accommodation

We have 6 purpose-built student villages providing more than 2,500 rooms on campus. There's a friendly atmosphere throughout UL with so many students living on-campus.

5. First Seven Weeks Programme

Unique in Irish universities, this programme at the University of Limerick is designed to provide strong support to you during the very early weeks of your time as a UL student. You can find more information on the programme on Facebook

6. Ireland's Sporting Campus

Sport is synonymous with the very fabric of Limerick. UL is home to Munster Rugby. Our multi-purpose University Arena boasts a top class indoor facility and the National 50 metre pool. There are 40 acres of outdoor pitches, and 4 all-weather 3G synthetic pitches. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or just a fan, there's always something to get involved in, at Ireland's Sporting Campus.

7. We Want You to Get a Better Job With Better Pay

We can offer you the most direct route towards achieving your qualifications. A UL degree can take you anywhere you want to go.

8. Our Staff Want to Help You

All our programmes are taught exclusively by experienced academic staff and many have been awarded prizes for Excellence in Teaching. They have published in the top journals in their field and written textbooks. 

9. The UL Experience

Fantastic amenities, student organisations, campus events, live bands, DJs, comedians, sports facilities, good food and many reasons to love life at UL! Remember there's life outside of the lecture theatre. With almost 60 clubs and societies, there are sure to be one or two that are just right for you.

10. UL Supports You

We have one-on-one learning centres in languages, maths, science and IT to support you in your learning of these subjects. At UL, you won't feel like a number, and you'll find it easy to fit in and play your part in our campus community.