University of New South Wales: Statistics

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#64 of 14,131 In the World
#2 of 59 In Oceania
#2 of 40 In Australia
#1 of 4 In Sydney
#2 of 1,095 For Applied/Engineering Physics
Top100 For 169 other topics
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Enrollment
45,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.unsw.edu.au
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
42%*

* The University of New South Wales 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 RequirementsHigher School Certificate or recognized national or foreign equivalent, or previous post-secondary study.
Academic CalendarFebruary to November (March - June; July-November)
Enrollment45,000
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio9:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
135,814
Citations
4,986,975

University of New South Wales majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
35,122 / 1,633,461
Engineering
28,633 / 884,114
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
21,789 / 741,683
Physics
21,673 / 780,004
Chemistry
20,367 / 752,721
Biology
19,632 / 1,028,024
Computer Science
15,349 / 537,496
Materials Science
13,808 / 442,969
Psychology
13,059 / 710,884
Environmental Science
11,770 / 472,546
Business
11,160 / 362,086
Economics
6,677 / 163,009
Demography
6,482 / 376,272
Mathematics
5,730 / 172,977
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,050 / 96,540
Political Science
4,043 / 43,650
Health Science
4,033 / 190,181
Sociology
3,790 / 99,707
Public Health
3,170 / 164,717
Oncology and Cancer research
3,151 / 125,294
Psychiatry
3,077 / 194,702
Art & Design
2,914 / 81,995
Geology
2,764 / 92,031
Surgery
2,603 / 146,409
Immunology
2,587 / 188,165
Healthcare Management (MHA)
2,572 / 97,040
Automation and Control engineering
2,551 / 50,675
Ecology
2,538 / 147,120
Optical Engineering
2,203 / 44,266
Chemical Engineering
2,203 / 74,589
Physical Therapy
2,172 / 113,718
Clinical Psychology
2,147 / 128,575
Astrophysics and Astronomy
2,142 / 127,107
Geography and Cartography
2,123 / 49,366
Family medicine
2,105 / 48,909
Social Psychology
2,065 / 146,165
Environmental Management
2,059 / 107,583
Law
2,018 / 24,241
Communications and Public Relations
1,995 / 53,362
Condensed Matter Physics
1,953 / 48,202

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 893 11054
1992 1002 13856
1993 1096 13366
1994 1241 15304
1995 1255 17010
1996 1575 19179
1997 1658 21519
1998 1746 25535
1999 1732 30356
2000 1952 34706
2001 2111 40698
2002 2372 49940
2003 2677 59197
2004 2831 69897
2005 3267 84040
2006 3654 101906
2007 3977 116946
2008 4374 135426
2009 4969 157829
2010 5539 181447
2011 6155 216246
2012 7050 250629
2013 7892 296659
2014 8535 338410
2015 9370 370166
2016 9668 388324
2017 9907 436960
2018 9870 446912
2019 10773 518594
2020 12256 620252
2021 12194 744325

Tuition

Local studetns Undergraduate, 54,000-200,000 for full programme (Bachelor); Postgraduate coursework, 16,300-33,600 (AUD)

The University of New South Wales has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 New South Wales alumni

  1. Mel Gibson

    Mel Gibson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritertelevision producerfilm producerfilm actor
    Biography

    Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his action hero roles, particularly his breakout role as Max Rockatansky in the first three films of the post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max and as Martin Riggs in the buddy cop film series Lethal Weapon. Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old. He studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, where he starred opposite Judy Davis in a production of Romeo and Juliet. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a production company, which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called "an alternative to the studio system". Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the World War I drama Gallipoli (1981), which earned Gibson a Best Actor Award from the Australian Film Institute, as well as a reputation as a serious, versatile actor.

  2. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in the University of New South Wales
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    voice actortelevision produceractorfilm directorstage actor
    Biography

    Catherine Elise Blanchett is an Australian actor and producer. Regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, she is known for her versatile work across independent films, blockbusters, and the stage. Blanchett is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

  3. Luke Hemsworth

    Luke Hemsworth
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actorcelebritytelevision actormodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Luke Hemsworth is an Australian actor who is known for his roles as Nathan Tyson in the TV series Neighbours, as Ashley Stubbs in the HBO sci-fi series Westworld and Thor actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Thor: Love and Thunder (2022).

  4. Rebel Wilson

    Rebel Wilson
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm actorcomedianfilm producertelevision producer
    Biography

    Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson is an Australian actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. After graduating from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003, Wilson began appearing as Toula in the SBS comedy series Pizza (2003–2007, 2019) and later appeared in the sketch comedy series The Wedge (2006–2007). She wrote, produced and starred in the musical comedy series Bogan Pride (2008). Shortly after moving to the United States, Wilson appeared in the comedy films Bridesmaids and A Few Best Men, both in 2011.

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General info

Alternative names UNSW
Founded 1949
Accreditation Department of Education and Training of Australia
Motto Scientia Manu et Mente
Knowledge by Hand and Mind
Colors black, gold
Academic structure Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Australian Defence Force Academy
Australian Graduate School of Management
The Australian School of Business
Faculty of the Built Environment
Faculty of the College of Fine Arts
Faculty of Commerce and Economics
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
Affiliations and memberships Group of Eight (go8)
Universities Australia
Universitas 21 (U21)
Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech)
PLuS Alliance
Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)

Location and Contacts

Address Gate 9, High Street, Kensington
Sydney, New South Wales, 2052
Australia
City population 4,841,000
Phone +61 (0)2 9385 1000
Fax +61 (0)2 9385 2000

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