Australian University Rankings Guide

World Rankings of Australian Universities

World Rankings Australian University

World university ranking systems have become extremely popular over recent years with universities around the world basing entire marketing campaigns over a single positive element of one of the ranking results. Along with this students now confer almost magical status to the ranking systems without any consideration of how the results were arrived at or what exactly the results have to do with the area in which they want to study. Finally there are the developers and operators of the ranking systems themselves who rely on the aura they have all invested in to maintain a profitable global business which in some cases would otherwise not exist.

The four ranking systems selected here are the three main ones of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Times Higher Education Supplement (THE), and Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Along with this is the relative newcomer US News which has a long history of ranking universities within America and has recently branched out to include world rankings as part of its operations.

Australian Universities Within the Main World University Ranking Systems
AUUniversityQSTHEARWUUSN
1 University of Melbourne 42 =33 40 36=
2 Australian National University 22 47 77 80=
3 University of Sydney 46 =60 82 45=
4 University of Queensland 51 =60 55 52
5 Monash University 65 74 79 79
6 University of New South Wales 49 =78 101+ 80=
7 University of Western Australia 102 125 96 95=
8 University of Adelaide 125 142 101+ 152=
9 Macquarie University 247 251+ 201+ 267=
10 University of Newcastle 245 201+ 301+ 313=
11 University of Technology Sydney 193 251+ 301+ 294
12 University of Wollongong 218 251+ 301+ 313=
13 Queensland University of Technology 276 201+ 201+ 319=
14 Deakin University 355 251+ 201+ 309=
15 RMIT University 252 401+ 401+ 486=
16 Curtin University 306 401+ 201+ 297=
17 University of South Australia 288 251+ 433=
18 Griffith University 336 251+ 301+ 307=
19 James Cook University 340 251+ 201+ 273
20 University of Tasmania 370 301+ 201+ 323
21 Swinburne University of Technology 441+ 351+ 401+ 433=
22 La Trobe University 386 351+ 301+ 535=
23 Flinders University 551+ 351+ 301+ 471
24 Bond University 461+ 501+
25 Charles Darwin University 551+ 251+ 803=
26 Murdoch University 501+ 401+ 625=
27 Western Sydney University 551+ 401+ 301+ 384=
28 University of Canberra 551+ 401+
29 Charles Sturt University 701+ 854=
30 Edith Cowan University 701+ 501+ 706=
31 University of New England 701+ 691=
32 University of Southern Queensland 701+ 601+
33 Victoria University 651+ 351+ 613=
34 Southern Cross University 501+ 896=
35 CQUniversity 601+ 401+
36 Australian Catholic University 701+ 601+
37 University of the Sunshine Coast 501+

Key & Notes

* QS refers to the QS Australian Universities World University Rankings

* THE refers to the Times Higher Education Australian Universities Rankings

* ARWU refers to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities

* USN refers to the US News Australian Rankings

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