The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is world renowned for the quality of its teaching and research. It is ranked as the number one Catholic university and is in the top 80 universities in the Asia-Pacific region (Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019). ACU is ranked within the top two per cent of universities across the globe and is a top 100 young university (THE Young University Rankings 2019).
ACU has grown rapidly over the past few years, and now has eight campuses across Australia in Adelaide (not currently available to international students), Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney (Blacktown, North Sydney and Strathfield), and an international campus in Rome, Italy. The university is ideally placed to provide an excellent education. This is reflected by the high level of student satisfaction, which places ACU in the top ten in Australia. Research at ACU, evaluated by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), is rated well above world-class in a significant number of areas.
ACU prides itself on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for international students. ACU's multicultural campus is indicative of the diversity of the student community. The university is highly regarded by students, having been awarded five stars for learner engagement, skills development and full-time employment (Good Universities Guide 2020).
The university actively engages with industry and provides students with ample opportunity for professional placements, hands-on work experience and meaningful community service. This has seen ACU rank in the top three universities in Australia for graduate employment by the Federal Government's Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019.
Students have the opportunity to experience a vibrant and exciting life at ACU, with everything from guitar lessons to sport. Participation in extra-curricular activities at ACU gives students the ideal chance to socialise and meet new friends.