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 =41 =33 39 36=
2 Australian National University 20 47 97 80=
3 University of Sydney 50 =60 83 45=
4 University of Queensland =47 =60 55 52
5 Monash University 60 74 78 79
6 University of New South Wales 45 =78 101+ 80=
7 University of Western Australia =93 125 91 95=
8 University of Adelaide =109 142 101+ 152=
9 Macquarie University =240 251+ 151+ 267=
10 University of Newcastle =224 201+ 301+ 313=
11 University of Technology Sydney 176 251+ 301+ 294
12 University of Wollongong 232 251+ 201+ 313=
13 Queensland University of Technology =247 201+ 201+ 319=
14 Deakin University =293 251+ 201+ 309=
15 RMIT University =247 401+ 401+ 486=
16 Curtin University 262 401+ 151+ 297=
17 University of South Australia =279 251+ 501+ 433=
18 Griffith University =325 251+ 301+ 307=
19 James Cook University =367 251+ 301+ 273
20 University of Tasmania 313 301+ 201+ 323
21 Swinburne University of Technology 421+ 351+ 301+ 433=
22 La Trobe University 360 351+ 301+ 534=
23 Flinders University 551+ 351+ 401+ 471
24 Bond University 431+ 501+
25 Charles Darwin University 651+ 251+ 803=
26 Murdoch University 501+ 401+ 701+ 625=
27 Western Sydney University 551+ 401+ 301+ 384=
28 University of Canberra 551+ 401+ 601+
29 Charles Sturt University 801+ 854=
30 Edith Cowan University 751+ 501+ 706=
31 University of New England 801+ 701+ 691=
32 University of Southern Queensland 751+ 601+
33 Victoria University 701+ 351+ 613=
34 Southern Cross University 801+ 501+ 896=
35 CQUniversity 601+ 401+
36 Australian Catholic University 801+ 601+
37 University of the Sunshine Coast 801+ 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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