List of universities in Australia

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There are 42 universities in Australia: 40 Australian universities (37 public and 3 private) and 2 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.

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" for 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 centers 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 centers, while other the 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[edit]

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 Australia National 1991 1991 251-300 501-600 801-1000 624= 1000+
Australian National University Public Canberra Australian Capital Territory ACT 1946 1946 59 67 31= 69= 209
Bond University Private (Australian) Gold Coast Queensland QLD 1987 1987 501-600 901-1000 414 1000+ N/A
Carnegie Mellon University (Australia campus) Private (International) Adelaide South Australia SA 2006 2006 - - - - -
Central Queensland University Public Rockhampton, Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Townsville, Melbourne, Adelaide, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Noosa Queensland QLD 1967 1992 801-1000 N/A 601–650 936= N/A
Charles Darwin University Public Darwin Northern Territory NT 1989 2003 501-600 N/A 551–600 841= N/A
Charles Sturt University Public Albury, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Port Macquarie, Brisbane, Sydney (For international students only), Melbourne New South Wales NSW 1948 1989 801-1000 N/A 701+ 710= 1000+
Curtin University Public Perth, Singapore, Miri, Dubai, Mauritius Western Australia WA 1966 1986 201-250 201-300 230 190= 271
Deakin University Public Melbourne, Geelong, Warrnambool Victoria (Australia) VIC 1974 1974 251–300 201-300 271 247= 316
Edith Cowan University Public Perth Western Australia WA 1902 1991 401–500 601-700 651–700 599= 1000+
Federation University Australia Public Ballarat, Churchill, Berwick, Horsham Victoria (Australia) VIC 1870 1994 801-1000 N/A N/A 1000+ N/A
Flinders University Public Adelaide South Australia SA 1966 1966 251-300 401-500 424 427= 511
Griffith University Public Brisbane, Gold Coast Queensland QLD 1971 1971 201-250 301-400 320 242= 291
James Cook University Public Cairns, Singapore and Townsville (main) Queensland QLD 1970 1970 201-250 301-400 377 271= 555
La Trobe University Public Melbourne, Bendigo, Shepparton, Wodonga, Sydney Victoria (Australia) VIC 1964 1964 201-250 301-400 400 408= 527
Macquarie University Public Sydney New South Wales NSW 1964 1964 195 201-300 237 227= 378
Monash University Public Melbourne, Selangor Victoria (Australia) VIC 1958 1958 64= 85 58 59= 52
Murdoch University Public Perth Western Australia WA 1973 1973 501-600 601-700 571-580 637 829
Queensland University of Technology Public Brisbane Queensland QLD 1908 1989 186 301-400 224 224= 326
RMIT University Public Melbourne Victoria (Australia) VIC 1887 1992 301-350 301-400 238 315= 418
Southern Cross University Public Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Sydney (For international students only), Melbourne (For international students only) New South Wales NSW 1954 1994 601-800 901-1000 751-800 898= N/A
Swinburne University of Technology Public Melbourne, Kuching Victoria (Australia) VIC 1908 1992 351–400 201-300 383 358= 715
Torrens University Australia Private (International) Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland Australia National, New Zealand New Zealand 2014 2014 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
University of Adelaide Public Adelaide South Australia SA 1874 1874 118= 151-200 106 80 185
University of Canberra Public Canberra Australian Capital Territory ACT 1967 1990 184= 601-700 =484 645= 1000+
University of Divinity Private (Australian) Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney Australia National 1910 2012 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
University of Melbourne Public Melbourne Victoria (Australia) VIC 1853 1853 31 35 41 26 28
University of New England Public Armidale, Sydney New South Wales NSW 1938 1954 N/A 501-600 801-1000 729= 959
University of New South Wales Public Sydney, Canberra New South Wales NSW 1949 1949 67 74 44 64= 53
The University of Newcastle Public Newcastle, Central Coast (Ourimbah), a suburb of Gosford, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Singapore New South Wales NSW 1951 1965 251-300 301–400 197= 274= 342
The University of Notre Dame Australia Private (Australian) Fremantle, Broome, Sydney Western Australia WA 1989 1989 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
University of Queensland Public Brisbane Queensland QLD 1909 1909 62= 54 46 42 37
University of South Australia Public Adelaide, Whyalla, Mount Gambier South Australia SA 1856 1991 301-350 501-600 295= 395= 503
University of Southern Queensland Public Toowoomba Queensland QLD 1967 1992 501-600 801-900 701-750 870= N/A
University of the Sunshine Coast Public Sunshine Coast Queensland QLD 1994 1994 601-800 801-900 N/A 976= N/A
University of Sydney Public Sydney New South Wales NSW 1850 1850 51= 74= 40 27 32
University of Tasmania Public Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Sydney Tasmania TAS 1890 1890 351-400 201–300 308= 319= 451
University of Technology Sydney[9] Public Sydney New South Wales NSW 1870 1988 160= 201-300 133= 198= 422
The University of Western Australia Public Perth Western Australia WA 1911 1911 139 85 92 86 176
University of Wollongong Public Wollongong, Batemans Bay, Bega, Moss Vale, Nowra, Sydney, Dubai, Subang Jaya New South Wales NSW 1951 1975 201-250 201-300 196 247= 359
Victoria University Public Melbourne, Sydney Victoria (Australia) VIC 1916 1990 351–400 901-1000 551-560 485= 1000+
Western Sydney University Public Sydney New South Wales NSW 1891 1989 251-300 301-400 474= 279= 578

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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

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Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Universities and Higher Education – Study In Australia". Australian Government.
  2. ^ "This is my year - QTAC". www.qtac.edu.au. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  3. ^ Improving IB entry to Australian tertiary courses, IB combined rank.
  4. ^ a b "University Profiles". Universities Australia.
  5. ^ "World University Rankings". timeshighereducation.com. 17 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  6. ^ "ARWU World University Rankings 2020 – Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020 – Top 500 universities – Shanghai Ranking – 2020". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings 2021". Top Universities. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  8. ^ "US 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. (May 2, 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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