List of 40 best universities in Australia

We ranked 40 best universities in Australia based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 46.6M citations received by 1.41M publications made by 40 universities in Australia, measured the popularity of 3,022 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Australia
#1 in Oceania
#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
49,000
Founded
1853
#2 in Australia
#2 in Oceania
#64 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1949
#3 in Australia
#3 in Oceania
#65 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Enrollment
63,602
Founded
1850
#4 in Australia
#4 in Oceania
#75 in the World
Enrollment
48,771
Founded
1909
#5 in Australia
#5 in Oceania
#88 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1946
#6 in Australia
#6 in Oceania
#114 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1958
#7 in Australia
#8 in Oceania
#183 in the World
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1874
#8 in Australia
#9 in Oceania
#184 in the World
Acceptance Rate
38%
Enrollment
25,000
Founded
1911
#9 in Australia
#10 in Oceania
#250 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1887
#10 in Australia
#11 in Oceania
#278 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1989
#11 in Australia
#13 in Oceania
#313 in the World
Enrollment
38,747
Founded
1964
#12 in Australia
#14 in Oceania
#317 in the World
Acceptance Rate
50%
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1971
#13 in Australia
#15 in Oceania
#351 in the World
Acceptance Rate
45%
Enrollment
58,216
Founded
1966
#14 in Australia
#16 in Oceania
#355 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1965
#15 in Australia
#17 in Oceania
#363 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
34,616
Founded
1974
#16 in Australia
#18 in Oceania
#371 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Enrollment
31,313
Founded
1975
#17 in Australia
#19 in Oceania
#374 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1965
#18 in Australia
#20 in Oceania
#411 in the World
Acceptance Rate
100%
Enrollment
7,500
Founded
1964
#19 in Australia
#21 in Oceania
#432 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
33,879
Founded
1890
#20 in Australia
#24 in Oceania
#469 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991
#21 in Australia
#25 in Oceania
#483 in the World
Acceptance Rate
62%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1966
#22 in Australia
#27 in Oceania
#575 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1970
#23 in Australia
#28 in Oceania
#613 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1908
#24 in Australia
#30 in Oceania
#639 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Enrollment
37,426
Founded
1989
#25 in Australia
#31 in Oceania
#668 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1938
#26 in Australia
#32 in Oceania
#699 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1975
#27 in Australia
#33 in Oceania
#731 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1990
#28 in Australia
#34 in Oceania
#773 in the World
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991
#29 in Australia
#36 in Oceania
#792 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
42,500
Founded
1989
#30 in Australia
#37 in Oceania
#942 in the World
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1967
#31 in Australia
#38 in Oceania
#1031 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Enrollment
18,388
Founded
1967
#32 in Australia
#39 in Oceania
#1032 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1994
#33 in Australia
#40 in Oceania
#1086 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1991
#34 in Australia
#41 in Oceania
#1157 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1967
#35 in Australia
#42 in Oceania
#1230 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
1987
#36 in Australia
#43 in Oceania
#1271 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1989
#37 in Australia
#44 in Oceania
#1333 in the World
Acceptance Rate
66%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1994
#38 in Australia
#45 in Oceania
#1479 in the World
Enrollment
22,500
Founded
1870
#39 in Australia
#48 in Oceania
#2230 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
12,500
Founded
1989
#40 in Australia
#54 in Oceania
#7486 in the World
Enrollment
5,500
Founded
2012

The best cities to study in Australia based on the number of universities and their ranks are Melbourne, Sydney, St Lucia, and Canberra.

Average cost of living for students in Australia is $853 + $153-1094 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).