American College Dublin

Located on Merrion Square, in the heart of Ireland’s capital city, American College Dublin offers an outstanding post-secondary education at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in liberal arts, performing arts, creative writing, international business, accounting and finance, hospitality management and event management. 

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



American College Dublin, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, was founded as a not-for-profit independent educational trust in May 1993 by Lynn University, a liberal arts institution located in Boca Raton, Florida. The College admitted its first liberal arts and business degree students in September 1993 and graduated its first class in 1996. 


American College Dublin will provide a high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education: one that is rigorous, stimulating and valuable. The institution will emphasize the core values of academic excellence, innovation, ethical integrity and multiculturalism. The institutional ethos and programmes of study will inculcate and reflect the best of the Irish and American higher education traditions, engaging the student in an educational experience that is active, participative and challenging. 

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Student services

The Office of Student Services provides a one-stop alternative to long lines and confusion; the convenience of having questions and concerns addressed in one location helps to alleviate some of the anxiety about starting a new course, or indeed the anxieties that continue beyond the first months through to graduation. Any student who encounters difficulties (whether academic, personal, health or practical issues) can be assured that the College’s support services are available to provide advice and assistance.

Housing services

Daft have a student specific section of their website which is very useful to narrow down the search options and they also release a report that will help you get an idea about current pricing and what you should be paying here.

Library services

The Rooney library was established in 1993 with the help of a generous donation from Patrick A. Rooney. Situated in an elegant ensemble of Georgian rooms overlooking Merrion Square, The Rooney Library provides a comprehensive range of books, periodicals and newspapers relevant to courses offered at American College Dublin. 

Student Life

Campus life

American College Dublin appreciates that the student’s life outside the classroom is essential to achieving the best academic results. ACD offers a range of opportunities to encourage and empower all students to achieve their personal and academic potential. The College strives to create a community which is open and caring and where diversity is expected and respected. 

Sports facilities


  • Gaelic Athletic Association (Hurling, Gaelic Football)
  • Football (soccer) League of Ireland
  • Irish Rugby

Student clubs

The Students Union at American College Dublin represents students both within the institution and externally, including on local and national issues. The Student Union is also responsible for providing a variety of services to students. Students can get involved in the union by becoming active in a committee, by attending general meetings or by becoming an elected officer.


American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and is licensed as an institution of higher education in the Republic of Ireland and the State of Delaware.

Student Reviews

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Due to financial situation I have experienced a lot of challenges though I managed it.

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