A small university by Irish standards, Maynooth University has a student population of approximately 12,000 students. Maynooth offers an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Irish culture.

The university is divided into a North and South campus: 

The South campus remains the backbone of the university and shares its ground with St. Patrick's College, which is Ireland's oldest and national seminary. This side of campus houses many of the university administrative and departmental offices. In addition, the South campus is the home of the University library and a memorial to Pope John Paul II's historic visit to Ireland.

The North campus is the location of the Maynooth Students' Union, student accommodations, the athletic center, lecture halls and laboratories. The majority of student activity takes place on the North campus, with all of the buildings within a short walk of one another.