American College Dublin
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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. 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. Established as a not-for-profit educational trust in 1993 by Lynn University (located in Boca Raton, Florida), the College has grown from a study abroad campus for American students to a global institution with thirty-five nationalities among its student body.
American College Dublin takes the time-honoured American tradition of the moderately-sized, not-for-profit liberal arts institution and places it in an international context, with campuses on both sides of the Atlantic rim. The institution seeks to offer the best characteristics of Irish and American higher education in an intimate environment underpinned by the holistic liberal arts model of learning, enabling students to realize their potential and participate successfully in the world. The College provides an education that is rigorous, stimulating and valuable, emphasizing the core values of academic excellence, innovation, ethical integrity and multiculturalism. Class sizes are small (generally no more than twenty students to a class) and the teacher engages the student in an educational experience that is active, participative and challenging. Many of the programmes of study have an internship component, which allows students to apply their classroom learning in relevant industry environments and provides them with practical experience related to their field of study. A high proportion of the College’s students progress to further studies at the postgraduate level.
Above all, American College Dublin strives to instil a passion for education that advances the development of the individual’s talents and a process of lifelong learning.
Student Academic Development
The faculty and staff at ACD are dedicated to student academic development. Our average 8/1 student/lecturer ratio facilitates in-depth class discussion and interaction. Additionally, all administrative offices adhere to an open door policy.
ACD is centrally located on Merrion Square in the Oscar Wilde House and has all the advantages of a city based campus with everything on your doorstep.
Earlier Application Process
Prospective students are able to apply directly to the college months in advance of their planned commencement of studies. Upon successful application prior to June, accepted students will have a head start in securing accommodation and can have a more relaxing summer.
ACD offers dual accredited courses. These courses are accredited by both European (QQI) and American (MSCHE) accrediting bodies. Part of ACD’s mission is to offer the best characteristics of Irish and American higher education.
Sense of Community
Our students form a close-knit international community.