Study in Australia : List of Australian Universities
If you are looking to study in Australia, then you are going to need a little information about your university options. There are 35 top universities in Australia, according to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-2017, and six of them feature in the prestigious top 100, meaning there is no shortage of choice. The best Australian universities are spread across the country, from Perth in the west to Brisbane in the east, Darwin in the north to Hobart in the south.
1. Australian National University (ANU)
Ranked joint 19th in the world alongside King’s College London, Australian National University (ANU) is located in the country’s capital, Canberra, and is the only university to have been created by the Parliament of Australia. It is particularly highly regarded for its politics, linguistics, geography and science courses.
2. University of Melbourne University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is currently ranked 42nd in the world, and has been ranked especially well for its education, accounting, psychology and medicine degrees. Click here to read an article comparing the two top Australian universities.
3. University of Sydney
Ranked 45th in the world, the University of Sydney’s main campus in the inner-city suburbs has also been ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most beautiful universities by The Daily Telegraph.
4. University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Also located in Sydney, UNSW is ranked joint 46th in the world alongside fellow Australian institution, the University of Queensland. It is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of top universities in Australia with a core focus on research, and of Universitas 21, a leading global network of research universities.
5. University of Queensland (UQ) University of New South Wales
Also joint 46th in the world rankings, the University of Queensland (UQ) is primarily located in Brisbane and is the oldest university in Queensland, having been founded in 1909. It has produced many notable alumni, including Geoffrey Rush and Nobel Laureate Dr Peter Doherty.
6. Monash University
Ranked 67th in the world, Monash University in Victoria was named after the prominent Australian general Sir John Monash and is home to major research facilities such as the Australian Stem Cell Center.
7. University of Western Australia (UWA)
The University of Western Australia (UWA), located in Perth, is ranked 98th in the world rankings this year and is another research-intensive university. Its campus is known for its vibrant social, cultural and sporting life as well as its beauty.
8. University of Adelaide UWA
Ranked joint 113th in the world alongside the University of Science and Technology of China, the University of Adelaide is the third oldest university in Australia and is a member of the Group of Eight.
9. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Ranked 218th in the world, climbing 46 places from last year’s ranking, UTS attracts students from all over the world. With over 37,000 students in total, it is one of the largest universities in Australia.
10. Macquarie University
Another Sydney-based institution, Macquarie University is ranked joint 229th in the world alongside Victoria University of Wellington, and is home to 11,000 international students from over 100 countries, making it one of the most international universities in the world.
Ranking of the Universities
|Australia Rank||World University Rank 2017||University|
|1.||33||University of Melbourne|
|2.||47||Australian National University|
|3.||60||University of Queensland|
|4.||60||University of Sydney|
|6.||78||University of New South Wales|
|7.||125||University of Western Australia|
|8.||142||University of Adelaide|
|9.||201-250||University of Newcastle|
|10.||201-250||Queensland University of Technology|
|11.||201-250||University of Technology Sydney|
|14.||251-300||James Cook University|
|16.||251-300||University of South Australia|
|17.||251-300||Charles Darwin University|
|18.||251-300||University of Wollongong|
|19.||301-350||University of Tasmania|
|21.||351-400||La Trobe University|
|22.||351-400||Swinburne University of Technology|
|24.||401-500||University of Canberra|
|25.||401-500||Central Queensland University|
|29.||401-500||Western Sydney University|
|31.||501-600||Edith Cowan University|
|32.||501-600||Southern Cross University|
|33.||501-600||University of the Sunshine Coast|
|34.||601-800||Australian Catholic University|
|35.||601-800||University of Southern Queensland|