University of Adelaide: Statistics

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#183 of 14,131 In the World
#8 of 59 In Oceania
#7 of 40 In Australia
#1 of 4 In Adelaide
#29 of 1,019 For Paleontology
Top100 For 25 other topics
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Enrollment
25,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
39%*

* The University of Adelaide is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSouth Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), International Baccalaureate or recognized foreign equivalent. Special Entry Schemes for mature students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and non-award students in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Academic CalendarMarch to November (1st semester: March - April; April-June; 2nd semester: July-September; October-November). Summer Semester (January-February); Winter Semester (June-July).
Enrollment25,000
Full time employee1,750
Student:staff ratio14:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
68,176
Citations
2,566,322

University of Adelaide majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
20,594 / 846,143
Biology
16,286 / 816,737
Environmental Science
9,795 / 399,737
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,462 / 318,525
Chemistry
8,758 / 381,394
Engineering
8,757 / 298,043
Physics
7,861 / 357,006
Computer Science
5,319 / 199,237
Psychology
4,356 / 180,574
Demography
3,812 / 228,310
Materials Science
3,659 / 128,673
Business
3,436 / 96,430
Geology
2,930 / 97,933
Ecology
2,371 / 121,516
Health Science
2,275 / 99,731
Economics
2,254 / 46,364
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,915 / 70,605
Mathematics
1,817 / 43,291
Surgery
1,793 / 96,900
Genetics
1,701 / 120,034
Biochemistry
1,670 / 98,580
Oncology and Cancer research
1,626 / 62,402
Agricultural Science
1,547 / 76,566
Public Health
1,522 / 66,649
Political Science
1,455 / 11,246
Geography and Cartography
1,419 / 37,437
Botany
1,419 / 83,465
Immunology
1,388 / 77,976
Quantum and Particle physics
1,345 / 56,577
Sociology
1,244 / 25,733
Anatomy and Physiology
1,204 / 43,830
Pediatrics
1,131 / 59,657
Petrology and Geochemistry
1,113 / 31,722
Healthcare Management (MHA)
1,098 / 30,311
Environmental Management
1,089 / 52,028
Pathology
1,051 / 44,754
Psychiatry
1,048 / 48,460
Molecular Biology
1,038 / 56,456
Optical Engineering
1,035 / 26,666
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
1,028 / 64,940

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 550 9057
1992 551 9799
1993 612 10100
1994 675 11187
1995 735 12460
1996 822 13659
1997 907 15662
1998 977 16617
1999 1010 19385
2000 1150 22912
2001 1248 26397
2002 1222 29664
2003 1372 35142
2004 1461 39447
2005 1601 46248
2006 1757 51736
2007 1883 59501
2008 2120 67332
2009 2535 79517
2010 2693 89651
2011 2827 102846
2012 3346 120446
2013 3691 140380
2014 4040 155938
2015 4481 174134
2016 4820 189912
2017 4934 216811
2018 4779 230696
2019 5136 274088
2020 5701 325211
2021 5788 369855

Tuition

The University of Adelaide has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +++
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +++
Languages | Culture | Linguistics +++
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +++
Engineering | IT +++
Maths | Natural Sciences +++

University of Adelaide alumni

  1. Julia Gillard

    Julia Gillard
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1961-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Julia Eileen Gillard is an Australian former politician who served as the 27th prime minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013. She held office as leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). She is the first and only female prime minister in Australian history.

  2. Dichen Lachman

    Dichen Lachman
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1982-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    film actoractor
    Biography

    Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress and producer. She earned recognition starring as Katya Kinski in the soap opera Neighbours (2005–2007) and as Sierra in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama series Dollhouse (2009–2010).

  3. Lionel Logue

    Lionel Logue
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1880-1953 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    speech and language therapistactorscientistphysician
    Biography

    Lionel George Logue,, was an Australian speech and language therapist and amateur stage actor who helped King George VI manage his stammer.

  4. J. M. Coetzee

    J. M. Coetzee
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1940-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    poetauthoressayistnovelistprosaist
    Biography

    John Maxwell Coetzee is a South African–Australian novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is one of the most critically acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language. He has won the Booker Prize (twice), the CNA Prize (thrice), the Jerusalem Prize, the Prix Femina étranger, and The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and holds a number of other awards and honorary doctorates.

All 100 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UofA
Founded 1874
Accreditation Department of Education and Training of Australia
Motto Sub Cruce Lumen
The light under the Southern Cross
Academic structure Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of the Professions
Faculty of Sciences
Affiliations and memberships Group of Eight (go8)
Universities Australia
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Location and Contacts

Address North Terrace
Adelaide, South Australia, 5005
Australia
City population 1,296,000
Phone +61 (0)8 8303 4455
Fax +61 (0)8 8303 4401

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