Student Related Data

The Institutional Research Office gathers student-related data in order to understand student trends and explore patterns over recent years which ultimately leads to improved practices put in place to enhance the students' experience in University of Galway.

  • University of Galway student numbers; show the student trends enrolling on programmes in the various fields of study, the different programme levels ranging from Postgraduate to Undergraduate and Certificate to Doctorate level; the demographics of the student's trends in relation to age, gender and nationality profiles.
  • Our student numbers can be accessed on University of Galway's internal SharePoint accessible for staff only, click here to see the student numbers.
  • Irish Institution student numbers: The Higher Education Authority,   provides a vast source of information at an Irish Institutional level regarding the various student trends, such as enrolment data, graduate data, socio-economic data on the HEA portal. The HEA also publishes a Key performance Indicator dashboard, which highlights a measurement of  a number of KPI metrics across all Irish Institutions in meeting six  key objectives;

Objective 1 Talent Pipeline
Objective 2 National International Engagement
Objective 3 Research Development & Innovation
Objective 4 Equality of Objective 5 Quality,
Objective 6: Leadership & Operational Excellence


4th June 2024

QS World University Ranking 2025: University of Galway ranked 273rd in the world, out of ~1,500 global universities. 


10th April 2024 

QS World University Subject Rank 2024: University of Galway  achieved a global rank in 24 subjects, up from 23 in 2023, with a Top 100 Global Rank in 3 subjects. 


5th December 2023

University of Galway is ranked 120 in the second year of the QS Sustainability Ranking, up from 161-170 in 2022. 


27th September 2023

University of Galway retains it's global rank of 301-350 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024. 


20th September 2023

University of Galway is ranked 98th in Europe out of 690 institutions across 42 European locations in the inaugural QS World University Rankings: Europe 


27th June 2023

University of Galway is ranked 289th out of ~ 1500 institutions worldwide in the QS World university Rankings. 


1st June 2023

University of Galway continued to climb in the  5th edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World IMPACT Rankings 2023, andhas a global rank of 34 (no. 1 in Ireland, up from 47 in 2022) out of a total  of 1,591 institutions from 112 countries across the World.

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22nd March 2023

QS World University Subject Rank 2023: University of Galway achieved a global rank in 23 Subjects, up from 22 last year - with Performing Arts at University of Galway achieiving a global rank of 101-120 for the first time. The subject of English at University of Galway also broke into the top 100 in the world, achieving a global subject rank of 91. 


12th October 2022

University of Galway has climbed in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2023,  into the 301-350 category, up from the 351-400 category last year.