Top Universities in Australia 2021
Apart from being home to global cities teeming with life and history, inclusive communities and unique cultures, Australia has always been a popular destination for international students.
The country has an array of world-class universities, including institutions that are part of the Group of Eight, as well as members from the Australian Technology Network. Australian universities also fare strongly in world university rankings, particularly in areas like research output and teaching quality.
For those who are seeking to pursue your foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate pathways in Australia, university rankings can provide a sense of whether the institution is right for you.
Ranking providers like the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World (THE) University Rankings are globally recognised, often used by students as part of their research before applying to study abroad.
With that, we’ve compiled the top universities in Australia for 2021 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings.
QS Top Universities in Australia 2021
|1||The Australian National University||31|
|2||The University of Sydney||40|
|3||The University of Melbourne||41|
|4||The University of New South Wales (UNSW)||44|
|5||The University of Queensland||46|
|7||The University of Western Australia||92|
|8||The University of Adelaide||106|
|9||University of Technology Sydney||133|
|University of Wollongong||196|
|11||The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)||197|
|14||Queensland University of Technology (QUT)||217|
|17||University of South Australia||295|
|19||University of Tasmania||308|
|20||Swinburne University of Technology||372|
THE Top Universities in Australia 2021
|1||University of Melbourne||31|
|2||University of Sydney||51|
|3||Australian National University||59|
|4||The University of Queensland||62|
|7||University of Adelaide||118|
|8||The University of Western Australia||139|
|9||University of Technology Sydney||160|
|10||University of Canberra||184|
|11||Queensland University of Technology||186|
|15||James Cook University||201-250|
|16||La Trobe University||201-250|
|17||University of Wollongong||201-250|
|18||Australian Catholic University||251-300|
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