JCU is placed in the top 300 of universities in the world and ranks among the top 30 young universities in the Times Higher Education Best Young Universities in the World rankings. The institution is research intensive and produces research of high impact, particularly on issues of importance to the tropics.
JCU is ranked as world-class or better in 38 areas of research (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019), including number one globally for Marine Biology and number two worldwide for Biodiversity Conservation Research (Centre for World University Rankings).
JCU campuses are designed to facilitate world leading teaching, learning and research, with students having access to cutting-edge and innovative facilities. In keeping with the research outlook of the university, JCU has 124 research partners globally and the university's research has been acknowledged as world class or higher in 38 areas.
With two main locations in Cairns and Townsville, and metropolitan campuses in Brisbane and Singapore, JCU is home to more than 21,500 students and 4,400 staff.
Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects and courses in disciplines including arts and humanities business and commerce education engineering health sciences and IT. Students can be assured of high-quality teaching and personalised attention from faculty, with an excellent student-to-teacher ratio.
Students at JCU can be assured of a supportive and safe environment. Everything from social activities to counselling and medical assistance to career guidance, is provided. International students have a dedicated team to assist with orientation and integration into life at JCU.
JCU enjoys an outstanding reputation with employers and graduates of the university are highly prized across industries. This is illustrated by the fact that JCU received a five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide for seven years in a row when rating graduate job success.