University of Adelaide: Statistics

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#167 of 14,131 In the World
#8 of 59 In Oceania
#7 of 40 In Australia
#1 of 4 In Adelaide
#19 of 1,084 For Forensic Science
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Enrollment
25,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
47%*

* The University of Adelaide is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete 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

Research profile

University of Adelaide is a world-class research university with 97,640 scientific papers published and 2,608,361 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Genetics, and Biochemistry.

Publications
97,640
Citations
2,608,361

University of Adelaide majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
60,862 / 1,910,555
Medicine
49,093 / 1,394,303
Chemistry
46,703 / 1,560,064
Environmental Science
42,724 / 1,184,148
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
40,919 / 945,277
Engineering
39,406 / 1,123,991
Physics
36,629 / 1,034,133
Computer Science
32,307 / 818,358
Genetics
30,296 / 1,024,139
Biochemistry
28,872 / 1,083,357
Geology
24,394 / 729,756
Psychology
22,771 / 604,882
Pathology
22,226 / 686,140
Quantum and Particle physics
21,584 / 601,206
Geography and Cartography
19,916 / 469,693
Ecology
19,831 / 611,133
Political Science
19,372 / 378,230
Organic Chemistry
19,074 / 656,829
Law
18,436 / 370,589
Sociology
17,990 / 406,433
Materials Science
17,465 / 544,945
Mathematics
17,153 / 429,486
Paleontology
16,734 / 491,402
Philosophy
15,317 / 320,007
Statistics
14,208 / 385,488
History
13,677 / 279,066
Psychiatry
13,129 / 369,122
Business
13,100 / 281,776
Surgery
12,626 / 338,166
Archaeology
11,942 / 265,607
Economics
10,833 / 218,982
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
10,297 / 251,343
Botany
10,115 / 344,617
Public Health
9,971 / 300,334
Optical Engineering
9,960 / 273,918
Demography
9,047 / 275,074
Immunology
8,968 / 285,193
Metallurgical Engineering
7,856 / 257,909
Linguistics
7,812 / 171,685
Neuroscience
7,700 / 224,919

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 569 5914
1991 630 6241
1992 596 6535
1993 722 6946
1994 761 7528
1995 783 8067
1996 869 9025
1997 945 10310
1998 1019 10873
1999 1068 12465
2000 1194 14765
2001 1299 17228
2002 1283 19134
2003 1422 21994
2004 1534 25091
2005 1640 30060
2006 1827 33616
2007 1973 38152
2008 2220 43314
2009 2629 50974
2010 2825 57628
2011 2896 66229
2012 3382 77851
2013 3796 90400
2014 4148 102331
2015 4664 118093
2016 4972 130577
2017 5175 149791
2018 5002 163326
2019 5505 199360
2020 6084 242401
2021 6737 316306
2022 5277 304806
Academic rankings

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Adelaide.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes

University of Adelaide alumni

  1. Julia Gillard

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

    Julia Eileen Gillard AC is an Australian former politician who served as the 27th prime minister of Australia from 2010 to 2013, holding office as leader of the Australian Labor Party (ALP). She previously served as the 13th deputy prime minister of Australia from 2007 to 2010, under Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. She is the first and only female to hold either office in Australian history.

  2. Dichen Lachman

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

    Dichen Lachman is a Nepali Australian actress and model. 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
    scientistactorspeech and language therapistphysician
    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
    novelistlinguistessayistwritercritic
    Biography

    John Maxwell Coetzee OMG is a South African and 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

University of Adelaide faculties and divisions

Faculty : Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
Faculty : Health Sciences Community Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Paediatrics, Psychology
Faculty : Humanities and Social Sciences Anthropology, Asian Studies, Demography and Population, Development Studies, English, French, Gender Studies, German, Hispanic American Studies, History, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Spanish, Writing
Faculty : Science Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Molecular Biology, Oenology, Physics, Veterinary Science
Faculty : The Professions Architecture, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Law

General information

Alternative names UofA
Founded 1874
Motto Sub Cruce Lumen
The light under the Southern Cross

Location and contacts

Address Adelaide, South Australia, 5005
Australia
City population 1,296,000

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