American College Dublin, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, was founded as a not-for-profit independent educational trust in May 1993 by Lynn University, a liberal arts institution located in Boca Raton, Florida. The College admitted its first liberal arts and business degree students in September 1993 and graduated its first class in 1996.
American College Dublin, a constituent college of Irish American University, is a private not-for-profit liberal arts institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
American College Dublin was listed as one of the top-five best places to study abroad by Buzzfeed in 2014. In Abroad 101's "Top Ten Study Abroad Programs" list, ACD ranked #1 in 2013 and #3 in 2014.
A constituent college of Irish American University, the institution is approved by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware and is accredited by the regional accrediting agency for the state, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Responsible for higher education accreditation in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware. American College Dublin also offers some programs accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), including baccalaureate programs in liberal arts, international business and accounting and finance, and a master’s program in international business.