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Top 10 Reasons to Choose UL

1. UL is the Home of Firsts

We are leading the way in providing unique education and training facilities for students. From our graduate employment rate and state-of-the-art library to our sports and learning facilities - UL is a University of 'Firsts'.

2. UL Grads get the jobs

Our graduate employment rate is consistently higher than the national average, it currently stands at 96%. A UL degree will make you amongst the most employable graduates in Ireland.  Our graduates are highly skilled and have claimed titles such as ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Graduate Employee of the Year’. UL is ranked in the Top 200 Global Universities for Graduate Employability (source: QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022)

3. Work Experience as Part of Every Degree

You'll be career-ready with a UL degree. Our "Co-op" work placement will help you to develop the skills, experience and network connections to 'hit the ground running' when making the transition from university to the working world.  Get the career-ready advantage at UL. Our award-winning Cooperative education programme is the largest in Ireland and one of the largest in Europe. UL brings more employers on the campus than any other Irish 3rd level institution (Source: QS Graduate Employability rankings 2022.)

4. First Seven Weeks Programme

We will provide what you need when you need it most. Unique in Irish universities, our First 7 Weeks programme is a “find your initiative” programme that will provide strong, targeted support during the very early weeks of your time as a UL student. Here at UL, our campus community will do all we can to help you settle into university life.


5. Ireland's Sporting Campus

Our University Arena boasts a top-class indoor facility, a 50-metre pool and a separate diving pool. There are over 60 acres of outdoor pitches, with hurling walls and 8 all-weather 3/4G synthetic pitches.  Whether you're training for Olympic gold or looking for the next Spin class, there's always something to get involved in, at Ireland's Sporting Campus. UL Sport is now home to Ireland’s Tallest climbing wall at 21 metres high, its your time to climb!

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6. New Glucksman Library

We have one of the largest campus libraries in Ireland and the most digitally advanced in the world. One stand-out feature is the ARC - a 10-meter high book vault and robotic crane that allows students to retrieve a book from thousands of drawers at the touch of a button. With over 2200 study spaces, the library combines traditional reading areas with vibrant technology-infused zones. 

7. UL Supports You

We have one-on-one learning centres in languages, maths, science and IT. These centres are open throughout each semester to support you in your learning of these subjects.​

8. The UL Experience

There are so many reasons to love life at UL! The UL Experience is more than just a university degree - remember there's life outside of the lecture theatre. With almost 90 clubs and societies offering over 150 different activities, there's sure to be one or two that are right for you. 

9. Affordable Living at UL

Limerick is one of the most affordable cities in Ireland for student living. You can choose from various types of accommodation to suit your budget, either on campus or in neighbourhoods within a few minutes’ walk of the University. Come to our Open Days and see for yourself! 

10. On-campus Accommodation

We can accommodate up to 1,000 first-year students. We have 6 purpose-built student villages providing more than 2,500 rooms. The student villages create a friendly atmosphere around the campus.