IT ALL BEGAN IN 1845...
That was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students.
NUI Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 175 years, with a student population today of over 18,000. According to QS World University Rankings, we are ranked 259 in the world and have been increasing our global reach and reputation over the past decade.
Choosing a University is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. NUI Galway is one of Ireland's top universities for graduate employability. 96% of our undergraduates and 94% of postgraduate students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. Find our more about NUI Galway graduate destinations.