Top Australian Universities - World Rankings

Posted by Daniel Purchas

(Updated on 7 September 2022)

Curious about where Australian universities are ranked? We've compiled the latest lists from two world ranking systems below. 

2023 QS World Rankings

The QS World University Rankings® 2023 include almost 1,500 universities from around the world and are based on 8 key ranking indicators.
  • #30 – The Australian National University
  • #33 – The University of Melbourne
  • #41 – The University of Sydney
  • #45 – The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • #=50 – The University of Queensland
  • #57 – Monash University
  • #90 – The University of Western Australia
  • #109 – The University of Adelaide
  • #137 – University of Technology Sydney
  • #=185 – University of Wollongong
  • #=190 – RMIT University
  • #192 – The University of Newcastle Australia (UON)
  • #193 – Curtin University
  • #=195 – Macquarie University
  • #=222 – Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • #266 – Deakin University
  • #=293 – University of Tasmania
  • #=296 – Swinburne University of Technology
  • #=300 – Griffifth University
  • #316 – La Trobe University

Check out where your university ranks on the full list here.

2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) include more than 2,500 universities and are is based on 6 key ranking indicators. The ARWU is published and copyrighted by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.
  • #32 – The University of Melbourne
  • #47 – The University of Queensland
  • #60 – The University of Sydney
  • #64 – The University of New South Wales (UNSW)
  • #75 – Monash University
  • #79 – The Australian National University
  • #99 – The University of Western Australia
  • #101-150 – The University of Adelaide
  • #201-300 – Curtin University
  • #201-300 – Deakin University
  • #201-300 – Griffith University
  • #201-300 – La Trobe University
  • #201-300 – Macquarie University
  • #201-300 – Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • #201-300 – Swinburne University of Technology
  • #201-300 – University of Tasmania
  • #201-300 – University of Technology Sydney
  • #201-300 – University of Wollongong
  • #301-400 – James Cook University
  • #301-400 – RMIT University

Check out where your university ranks on the full list here.


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