Top 40 universities in Australia: Rankings & Acceptance rate

University name
Acceptance rate
Acc. rate
City & State
1Australian National UniversityCanberra
2The University of QueenslandSt Lucia
3The University of Melbourne75%Melbourne
4The University of New South WalesSydney
5Monash UniversityClayton
6The University of Western AustraliaCrawley
7The University of AdelaideAdelaide
8The University of SydneySydney
9Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbane
10Curtin University45%Perth
11Macquarie UniversitySydney
12RMIT UniversityMelbourne
13University of Technology SydneySydney
14University of WollongongWollongong
15Griffith UniversityBrisbane
16Deakin UniversityGeelong
17University of Tasmania75%Hobart
18University of South AustraliaAdelaide
19La Trobe UniversityMelbourne
20The University of NewcastleCallaghan
21University of New England, AustraliaArmidale
22Flinders UniversityAdelaide
23James Cook UniversityTownsville
24Edith Cowan UniversityJoondalup
25Murdoch UniversityMurdoch
26Victoria UniversityMelbourne
27Charles Sturt UniversityBathurst
28Southern Cross UniversityLismore
29University of CanberraCanberra
30University of Southern QueenslandToowoomba
31Bond UniversityGold Coast
32Central Queensland UniversityNorth Rockhampton
33Western Sydney UniversityPenrith
34Swinburne University of TechnologyHawthorn
35Australian Catholic UniversityNorth Sydney
36Charles Darwin UniversityDarwin
37University of the Sunshine CoastSippy Downs
38Federation University AustraliaBallarat
39The University of Notre Dame AustraliaFremantle
40Torrens University AustraliaAdelaide

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).