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American College Dublin

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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About American College Dublin

American College Dublin, Ireland, was established in 1993 as a non-profit educational trust. ACD has full charitable status in Ireland.

The College is located on Merrion Square in in the heart of Dublin in three restored Georgian houses, one of which is the former home of Oscar Wilde.

The mission of American College Dublin is to offer the best 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 seeks to provide a high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education: one that is rigorous, stimulating and valuable. The institution emphasizes the core values of academic excellence, innovation, ethical integrity and multiculturalism. The institutional ethos and programmes of study 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. American College Dublin upholds the highest standards of ethical conduct in all its activities, including support for academic freedom, appropriate disclosure of information to the institution’s stakeholders, equality of access and opportunity. The College aims to instil a passion for education that advances the development of the individual’s talents and a process of lifelong learning.

Campus information

American College Dublin is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Grafton Street, one of the main shopping streets in Dublin city centre. Everything a student might need is within close proximity. The building overlooks Merrion Square, considered one of the city's finest surviving squares.

Train: Pearse Station is the nearest DART station to the College.

Luas: The green line terminates at St. Stephen’s Green which is a 12 minute walk to the college.


ACD Housing is located in the city-centre, within 10 minutes' walk of the campus. The accommodation package includes a breakfast and evening dinner meal-plan. Students can look forward to a warm and friendly atmosphere in a secure and caring environment.

Common facilities and provisions include:

  • Dining room
  • Common room with cable TV
  • Laundry room
  • Wi-fi throughout the building
  • Access to tea and coffee making facilities
  • Supply of bed linen on arrival
  • Heating and electricity charges included

All twin bedrooms are ensuite and equipped with:

  • Desk and study lamp
  • Wardrobe
  • Private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet
  • There is a lovely dining area and a patio garden on the ground floor of the residence, where students gather for their meals.

The price for a semester in ACD Housing, including the meal-plan and access to all common facilities and provisions, is €3,750. 


Courses available 10

Business and Management 4 Creative Arts & Design 2 English Language 2 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Mass Communication & Media 2 MBA 2


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