University rankings in Australia


University Rankings 

It is vital for overseas students to make an informed decision about their career by choosing the right university when planning to study in Australia. Based on our research conducted from the various world ranking providers, the top three universities in Australia for 2021 are:

  • Australian National University – Canberra
  • University of Sydney – Sydney
  • University of Melbourne – Melbourne

The table below shows the World Ranking of all the Australian Universities based on three very popular ranking websites:

QS World University Ranking 

It is an annual publication of the university rankings where the universities are given a rank based on their overall global performance and the subject ranking. You can also compare various universities rankings by student cities, location, employability and many other factors. QS Top universities has been around for more than 15 years now.

Times Higher Education World University Ranking

Since 2004, Times Higher Education has been helping students to make informed decisions by publishing annual data for the university rankings for over 1250 universities worldwide. It measures universities performance on 13 different metrics and the data is audited by private firm (PwC, PricwaterhouseCoopers) to check the authenticity of the rankings.

UniversityCityStateQS World University RankingsTimes Higher Education (THE)
Australian National UniversityCanberraACT3159
University of SydneySydneyNSW4051
University of MelbourneMelbourneVIC4131
University of New South WalesSydneyNSW4467
University of QueenslandBrisbaneQLD4662
Monash UniversityMelbourneVIC5564
University of Western AustraliaPerthWA92139
University of AdelaideAdelaideSA106118
University of Technology SydneySydneyNSW133160
University of WollongongWollongongNSW196201-250
University of NewcastleNewcastleNSW197251-300
Macquarie UniversitySydneyNSW214195
Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneQLD217186
Curtin UniversityPerthWA217201-250
RMIT UniversityMelbourneVIC223301-350
University of South AustraliaAdelaideSA295301-350
Griffith UniversityGold CoastQLD303201-250
University of TasmaniaHobartTAS308351-400
Deakin UniversityGeelongVIC309251-300
Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneVIC372351-400
La Trobe UniversityMelbourneVIC398201-250
Bond UniversityGold CoastQLD414501-600
Flinders UniversityAdelaideSA423251-300
University of CanberraCanberraACT456184
James Cook UniversityTownsvilleQLD462201-250
Western Sydney UniversitySydneyNSW474251-300
Victoria UniversityMelbourneVIC551-600351-400
Murdoch UniversityPerthWA571-580401-450
Edith Cowan UniversityPerthWA651-700401-500
Charles Darwin UniversityDarwinNT701-750501-600
University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaQLD751-800601-800
Charles Sturt UniversityWagga WaggaNSW801-1000801-1000
University of New EnglandArmidaleNSW801-10001000+
Australian Catholic UniversitySydneyNSW801-1000251-300
Southern Cross UniversityLismoreNSW801-1000501-600
University of the Sunshine CoastSunshine CoastQLD801-1000601-800
University of Notre Dame AustraliaFremantleWA1000+1000+
Federation University AustraliaBallaratVIC1000+801-1000
Torrens University AustraliaAdelaideSA1000+1000+
University of DivinityMelbourneVIC1000+1000+

Last Updated: September 2020

Important: “1000+” ranks are given to the universities when no other value has been assigned by these agencies.

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