The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a dynamic institution famed for its teaching quality and research, fast-growing national and international presence, and mission to empower students with the skills to positively impact the world.
The university is ranked in the top 10 Catholic universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2022) and the top 80 universities in the Asia-Pacific region (Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2020). It is also in the top two per cent of universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2022) and a top 50 young university (THE Young University Rankings 2021).
With campuses across Australia in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney (Blacktown, North Sydney and Strathfield), and an international campus in Rome, Italy, ACU places its students at the centre of a vibrant network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities.
Students at ACU grow in a supportive environment which combines the theory of learning with the practice aspects of work. ACU is actively engaged with industry partners to give students plenty of opportunities for professional placements, work experience and meaningful community service.
ACU is number one for graduate employment in Australia (GOS-L 2021) which reflects its commitment to prepare students for life after university. This is highly regarded by students, who rate the university five stars for its learner engagement, skills development and learning resources (Good Universities Guide 2022).
Research at ACU, evaluated by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), is also rated well above world-class in a significant number of areas.
ACU prides itself on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Its multicultural campuses reflect a diverse student community and offer various extracurricular activities, providing students with a holistic and impactful higher education experience.