Top 40 universities in Australia

  1. Australian National University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1946
  2. The University of Queensland logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    48,771
    Founded
    1909
  3. The University of Melbourne logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1853
  4. The University of New South Wales logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1949
  5. The University of Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    52,789
    Founded
    1850
  6. Monash University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    40%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1958
  7. Queensland University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1989
  8. The University of Western Australia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1911
  9. The University of Adelaide logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    25,000
    Founded
    1874
  10. University of Technology Sydney logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1965
  11. RMIT University logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1887
  12. Macquarie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    38,747
    Founded
    1964
  13. Curtin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    58,216
    Founded
    1966
  14. University of Wollongong logo
    Enrollment
    31,313
    Founded
    1975
  15. Griffith University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1971
  16. Deakin University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    34,616
    Founded
    1974
  17. La Trobe University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1964
  18. University of Tasmania logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    33,879
    Founded
    1890
  19. University of South Australia logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  20. Western Sydney University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    30%
    Enrollment
    37,426
    Founded
    1989
  21. The University of Newcastle logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1965
  22. Flinders University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  23. University of New England, Australia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    80%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1938
  24. Edith Cowan University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  25. Charles Sturt University logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1989
  26. Murdoch University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1975
  27. James Cook University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1970
  28. Victoria University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1990
  29. University of Canberra logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  30. Southern Cross University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1994
  31. University of Southern Queensland logo
    Enrollment
    18,388
    Founded
    1967
  32. Bond University logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    1987
  33. Central Queensland University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1967
  34. Australian Catholic University logo
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1991
  35. Swinburne University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1908
  36. Charles Darwin University logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  37. University of the Sunshine Coast logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1994
  38. Federation University Australia logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1870
  39. The University of Notre Dame Australia logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1989
  40. Torrens University Australia logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2012

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

Average cost of living for students in Australia is $812 + $145-1033 for rent (depends on where to live: dormitory, renting with a roommate or solo).