Australian University Rankings

The consensus world university rankings for Australia put the University of Melbourne on top again in 2015.

  • At position 39, Melbourne Uni is one of the world's top 50 universities.
  • The Australian National University also just makes it into the top 50.
  • Three other Australian universities rank among the world's top 100 universities.

Generally, Australian universities have improved slightly compared to the 2014 rankings.

For recent national rankings, see Australian University Rankings by Uni Reviews.

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Consensus World University Rankings for Australia

Aust World University City Students International
1 39 University of Melbourne Melbourne 51,263 13,657
2 50 Australian National University Canberra 20,679 5,443
3 60 University of Queensland Brisbane 47,689 10,894
4 77 University of New South Wales Sydney 50,928 12,146
5 80 Monash University Melbourne 63,877 21,797
6 126 University of Sydney Sydney 53,345 11,630
7 144 University of Western Australia Perth 25,764 5,241
8 149 University of Adelaide Adelaide 25,704 6,498
9 303 Queensland University of Technology Brisbane 44,754 7,072
10 305 University of Technology, Sydney Sydney 36,474 9,299
11 316 University of Wollongong Wollongong 29,327 11,685
12 335 Deakin University Melbourne 45,342 7,175
13 336 Macquarie University Sydney 37,863 9,614
14 343 University of Newcastle Newcastle 32,967 5,632
15 363 University of Tasmania Hobart 25,956 4,872
16 364 RMIT University Melbourne 57,229 26,398
17 373 Curtin University Perth 46,651 15,398
18 406 University of South Australia Adelaide 31,942 7,266
19 415 Griffith University Brisbane 41,655 8,525
20 415 James Cook University Townsville 20,750 6,078
21 440 La Trobe University Melbourne 33,610 7,527
22 488 Flinders University Adelaide 22,096 3,788
23 543 Murdoch University Perth 23,562 9,678
24 559 Swinburne University of Technology Melbourne 31,250 8,584
25 634 University of Western Sydney Sydney 41,075 4,181
26 721 University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba 24,009 4,700
27 729 University of New England Armidale 19,945 1,009
28 771 Edith Cowan University Perth 25,159 4,225
29 786 Charles Darwin University Darwin 9,020 1,161
30 876 Charles Sturt University Bathurst 37,944 5,770
31 893 Victoria University Melbourne 26,579 8,897
32 910 Bond University Gold Coast 5,200 1,708
33 959 University of Canberra Canberra 15,549 3,633
34 1,082 Southern Cross University Lismore 13,168 1,928
35 1,131 CQUniversity Rockhampton 16,844 4,359
36 1,366 Australian Catholic University Sydney 25,018 2,565
37 2,930 University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle 9,959 177
38 3,087 University of the Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast 9,283 821
39 7,423 Federation University Australia Ballarat 12,429 5,923
40 14,467 University of Divinity Australia Melbourne 1,556 142
41 17,739 Torrens University Australia Adelaide --- ---

Rankings of Australian Universities by Agency

The consensus rankings of Australian universities are produced by combining rankings from 4 sources. The ranking agencies do not fully agree (with a 3:1 split) over whether the University of Melbourne or ANU is the best. But, generally, they have a similar ordering.

World University QS 2014 THE 2014 ARWU 2014 Web 2015
39 University of Melbourne 33 33 44 82
50 Australian National University 25 45 74 101
60 University of Queensland 43 65 85 98
77 University of New South Wales 48 109 125 96
80 Monash University 70 83 125 114
126 University of Sydney 37 60 125 331
144 University of Western Australia 89 157 88 297
149 University of Adelaide 100 164 175 216
303 Queensland University of Technology 285 288 --- 335
305 University of Technology, Sydney 264 238 350 366
316 University of Wollongong 283 288 350 342
335 Deakin University 360 325 450 204
336 Macquarie University 254 325 250 513
343 University of Newcastle 257 258 350 506
363 University of Tasmania 405 --- 350 333
364 RMIT University 304 --- --- 424
373 Curtin University 331 375 350 435
406 University of South Australia 333 288 --- 596
415 Griffith University 324 --- 350 570
415 James Cook University 350 --- 350 546
440 La Trobe University 405 --- --- 475
488 Flinders University 485 --- 350 629
543 Murdoch University 575 375 --- 680
559 Swinburne University of Technology 575 375 350 937
634 University of Western Sydney 675 375 --- 853
721 University of Southern Queensland --- --- --- 721
729 University of New England --- --- --- 729
771 Edith Cowan University --- --- --- 771
786 Charles Darwin University 575 325 --- 1,457
876 Charles Sturt University --- --- --- 876
893 Victoria University --- --- --- 893
910 Bond University 475 --- --- 1,345
959 University of Canberra 675 --- --- 1,243
1,082 Southern Cross University --- --- --- 1,082
1,131 CQUniversity --- --- --- 1,131
1,366 Australian Catholic University --- --- --- 1,366
2,930 University of Notre Dame Australia --- --- --- 2,930
3,087 University of the Sunshine Coast --- --- --- 3,087
7,423 Federation University Australia --- --- --- 7,423
14,467 University of Divinity Australia --- --- --- 14,467
17,739 Torrens University Australia --- --- --- 17,739
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