List of universities in Australia

There are 43 universities in Australia: 40 Australian universities (36 public and 4 private) and 3 international private universities.[1] The Commonwealth Higher Education Support Act 2003 sets out three groups of Australian higher education providers: universities, other self-accrediting higher education institutions, and state and territory accredited higher education institutions.

Deakin University, one of Australia's 43 universities

For admissions to universities, those students who have completed Australian state curricula are granted a state-specific Australian Tertiary Admission Rank. All public-funded Australian universities use the ATAR based "selection rank" as one of their methods of admission; universities also use past study, work experience and other considerations in granting admission. The ATAR provides an indication of the overall position of the student in relation to the student body for that year across the state. The ATAR is used by state-specific centralised admission centres for admission to government-funded universities. Among the private universities, the Bond University and Torrens University also use the ATAR based state-specific centralised admission centres, while other admission to other private universities is through direct application to those universities. Following bodies allocate ATAR based selection ranks and admission for the tertiary institutions in their respective states:[2]

For International Baccalaureate (IB) Australian students (Australian citizens) as well as the international students in Australia, the "Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admission Centres" (ACTAC) calculates an Australia-wide ATAR-like national rank called "Combined rank which combines results from across all states, thus enabling IB students to "apply in any Australian state or territory with confidence about how their results compare to their peers who have completed state curricula and received an ATAR", also "when completing your final year of schooling, ensure that you provide permission via your school for your IB results to be released to Australian tertiary admissions centres. As long as you identify yourself as an IB student and provide your IB candidate number when applying for courses, your IB scores and subject results will be received electronically and automatically converted for the purposes of selection and meeting prerequisites."[3]

Universities in Australia

University Type Campus[4] State/Territory[4] Established University status Times rank[5] ARWU rank[6] QS rank[7] US News rank[8] CWTS rank[note 1]
Australian Catholic University Public Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne, Rome National 1991 1991 251-300 501-600 801-1000 624= 1000+
Australian National University Public Canberra ACT 1946 1946 54 79 27= 69= 209
Avondale University Private (Australian) Lake Macquarie, Wahroonga NSW 1897 2021 - - - - -
Bond University Private (Australian) Gold Coast QLD 1987 1987 501-600 N/A 451= 1000+ N/A
Carnegie Mellon University (Australia campus) Private (International) Adelaide SA 2006 2006 - - - - -
Central Queensland University Public Rockhampton, Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Townsville, Melbourne, Adelaide, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Noosa QLD 1967 1992 801-1000 N/A 601-650 936= N/A
Charles Darwin University Public Darwin NT 1989 2003 501-600 801-900 701-750 841= N/A
Charles Sturt University Public Albury, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Port Macquarie, Brisbane, Sydney (For international students only), Melbourne NSW 1948 1989 801-1000 N/A 801-1000 710= 1000+
Curtin University Public Perth, Singapore, Miri, Dubai, Mauritius WA 1966 1986 251-300 201-300 194= 190= 271
Deakin University Public Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool VIC 1974 1974 251-300 201-300 283 247= 316
Edith Cowan University Public Perth WA 1902 1991 351-400 601-700 601-650 495 1000+
Federation University Australia Public Ballarat, Churchill, Berwick, Horsham VIC 1870 1994 601-800 N/A N/A 1000+ N/A
Flinders University Public Adelaide SA 1966 1966 251-300 401-500 407= 427= 511
Griffith University Public Brisbane, Gold Coast QLD 1971 1971 201-250 201-300 290= 242= 291
James Cook University Public Cairns, Singapore and Townsville (main) QLD 1970 1970 251-300 301-400 424= 271= 555
La Trobe University Public Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton, Wodonga, Sydney VIC 1964 1964 201-250 201-300 362= 408= 527
Macquarie University Public Sydney NSW 1964 1964 192 201-300 200 227= 378
Monash University Public Melbourne, Selangor VIC 1958 1958 57 75 58 59= 52
Murdoch University Public Perth WA 1973 1973 501-600 401-500 581-590 637 829
Queensland University of Technology Public Brisbane QLD 1908 1989 193= 201-300 213 224= 326
RMIT University Public Melbourne VIC 1887 1992 301-350 301-400 190 315= 418
Southern Cross University Public Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Sydney (For international students only), Melbourne (For international students only) NSW 1954 1994 601-800 801-900 751-800 898= N/A
Swinburne University of Technology Public Melbourne, Kuching VIC 1908 1992 301-350 201-300 321 358= 715
Torrens University Australia Private (Australian) Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland National, New Zealand 2014 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
University of Adelaide Public Adelaide SA 1874 1874 111 101-150 108 80 185
University of Canberra Public Canberra ACT 1967 1990 170= 801-900 436= 645= 1000+
University of Divinity Private (Australian) Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney National 1910 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
University of Melbourne Public Melbourne VIC 1853 1853 33 32 37 26 28
University of New England Public Armidale, Sydney NSW 1938 1954 N/A 801-900 801-1000 729= 959
University of New South Wales Public Sydney, Canberra NSW 1949 1949 70 64 43 64= 53
University of Newcastle Public Newcastle, Central Coast (Ourimbah), a suburb of Gosford, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Singapore NSW 1951 1965 251-300 301-400 197 274= 342
University of Notre Dame Australia Private (Australian) Fremantle, Broome, Sydney WA, NSW 1989 1989 N/A N/A 1201+ N/A N/A
University of Queensland Public Brisbane, Gatton QLD 1909 1909 54= 47 47 42 37
University of South Australia Public Adelaide, Whyalla, Mount Gambier SA 1856 1991 301-350 501-600 326= 395= 503
University of Southern Queensland Public Ipswich, Springfield and Toowoomba QLD 1967 1992 401-500 501-600 701-750 870= N/A
University of the Sunshine Coast Public Sunshine Coast QLD 1994 1994 601-800 601-700 1001-1200 976= N/A
University of Sydney Public Sydney NSW 1850 1850 58= 60 38 27 32
University of Tasmania Public Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Sydney TAS 1890 1890 301-350 201-300 303= 319= 451
University of Technology Sydney[9] Public Sydney NSW 1870 1988 143= 201-300 133 198= 422
The University of Western Australia Public Perth WA 1911 1911 132 99 93 86 176
University of Wollongong Public Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Bega, Moss Vale, Nowra, Sydney, Dubai, Subang Jaya NSW 1951 1975 201-250 201-300 193 247= 359
Victoria University Public Melbourne, Sydney VIC 1916 1990 401-500 - 601-650 485= 1000+
Western Sydney University Public Sydney NSW 1891 1989 201-250 301-400 494= 279= 578

University groups

  • Australian Technology Network – technology-focused universities that mostly originated as institutes of technology.
  • Group of Eight – top-ranked Australian research-focused universities.
  • Innovative Research Universities Australia
  • Regional Universities Network – a group of regional universities.
  • Open Universities Australia – a group of universities that offer distance education courses as part of a common platform.
  • Sandstone Universities – an unofficial group of Australia's oldest universities.
  • Verdant universities – an informal group of Australian universities founded in the 1960s and 70s.
  • Utrecht Network – a network of 7 Australian universities and 31 European universities who cooperate on student exchange programs.[10]
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities – represents 535 universities from 37 Commonwealth countries, Australian universities are members of this group.
  • NUW Alliance – the University of Newcastle, the University of New South Wales, the University of Wollongong[11]

See also

Notes

  1. Listed separately from the citation
[12][13][14][15]

References

Citations

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  2. "This is my year - QTAC". www.qtac.edu.au. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  3. Improving IB entry to Australian tertiary courses, IB combined rank.
  4. "University Profiles". Universities Australia.
  5. "World University Rankings 2022". timeshighereducation.com. 16 August 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  6. "ARWU World University Rankings 2022 – Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 – Top 500 universities – Shanghai Ranking – 2022". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. "QS World University Rankings 2022". Top Universities. 8 June 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  8. "U.S. News & World Report Rankings". Top Universities. 8 October 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  9. Loussikian, Kylar (8 July 2015). "UTS Banishes Comma That Made It and Orphan". The Australian.
  10. "Utrecht Network".
  11. "NUW Alliance".
  12. (CWTS), Centre for Science and Technology Studies. "CWTS Leiden Ranking". CWTS Leiden Ranking. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  13. Hare, J. (2 May 2014). "UTS kicks Harvard's butt in ranking". The Australian. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  14. "JCU surprise package in Leiden ranking". The Australian. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  15. "Leiden Ranking 2016 – Australia". UniversityRankings.ch. The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and swissuniversities. Retrieved 17 January 2017.

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