University of Wollongong: Statistics

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#376 of 14,131 In the World
#19 of 59 In Oceania
#17 of 40 In Australia
#9 of 1,062 For Publishing
Top100 For 31 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate30%
Admissions RequirementsCandidates must achieve the required mark in an Australian Yr 12, Senior secondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent. Any tertiary studies completed prior to enrolment may lead to advanced standing or credit
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (February - July; July-December). Also optional Summer Session (December-January)

We've calculated the 30% acceptance rate for University of Wollongong based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Wollongong is a world-class research university with 41,302 scientific papers published and 1,136,320 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Materials Science, Medicine, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Business, and Biology.


University of Wollongong majors

by publication & citation count

12,246 / 391,202
9,313 / 363,996
8,661 / 308,012
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
8,550 / 169,605
Materials Science
7,206 / 260,326
6,044 / 174,105
Computer Science
5,490 / 130,709
Environmental Science
5,302 / 176,329
4,370 / 111,036
4,233 / 217,540
3,791 / 142,733
2,195 / 43,113
1,865 / 47,588
1,845 / 25,671
Art & Design
1,768 / 24,782
Political Science
1,727 / 13,865
Chemical Engineering
1,563 / 74,695
1,508 / 49,774
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,220 / 23,366
1,206 / 91,474
1,192 / 35,115
Geography and Cartography
1,176 / 24,874
Communications and Public Relations
1,096 / 16,468
Condensed Matter Physics
1,016 / 20,099
940 / 40,641
Health Science
930 / 24,845
Metallurgical Engineering
920 / 19,924
Environmental Management
900 / 34,033
Public Health
778 / 33,052
Management Information Systems
778 / 19,781
Education Majors
773 / 22,355
Blockchain and Cryptography
748 / 16,848
Social Psychology
735 / 33,189
698 / 4,396
672 / 13,559
Inorganic Chemistry
669 / 46,623
662 / 2,786
Cyber Security
662 / 17,636
Automation and Control engineering
648 / 13,561
Structural Engineering
619 / 13,798

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 250 1195
1992 276 1367
1993 317 1765
1994 413 2039
1995 397 2147
1996 555 2669
1997 598 3216
1998 624 3820
1999 573 4616
2000 652 5303
2001 693 6603
2002 754 8443
2003 930 10277
2004 1094 12985
2005 1388 16345
2006 1573 19845
2007 1708 24396
2008 1777 28689
2009 1934 34890
2010 2029 41140
2011 2047 47555
2012 2353 56774
2013 2627 68302
2014 2791 77597
2015 2758 86582
2016 2758 91407
2017 2688 101999
2018 2559 106207
2019 2963 128746
2020 3228 156293
2021 3010 178589
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Wollongong gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (AUD)
Bachelor of Arts 29,800
Bachelor of Commerce 33,100
Bachelor of Engineering 38,900
Bachelor of Science 33,100
Master of Business Administration 52,800
Master of Engineering 44,600
Master of Science 44,600

The University of Wollongong has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

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 Wollongong.

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
Bachelor Degree Accountancy, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work
Bachelor Honours Degree Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Finance, Geography, Geography (Human), Geology, Health Sciences, Heritage Preservation, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Nanotechnology, Psychology
Graduate Certificate/Diploma Accountancy, Business Administration, Computer Science, Data Processing, Education, Engineering, Finance, Foreign Languages Education, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Hygiene, Information Technology, Leadership, Management, Marine Science and Oceanography, Maritime Law, Marketing, Nursing, Occupational Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Special Education
Master Degree Accountancy, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dietetics, Earth Sciences, Economic and Finance Policy, Education, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Finance, Fishery, Gerontology, Health Administration, Health Sciences, Human Resources, Hygiene, Information Technology, International Business, Law, Leadership, Management, Maritime Law, Materials Engineering, Medical Technology, Mining Engineering, Nutrition, Occupational Health, Physics, Physiology, Primary Education, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Secondary Education, Social Work, Special Education, Telecommunications Engineering
Doctoral Degree Medicine

University of Wollongong alumni

  1. Julian McMahon

    Julian McMahon
    Born in
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    1968-.. (age 55)
    actorfilm actormodeltelevision actor

    Julian Dana William McMahon is an Australian actor and former model. He is the only son of former Prime Minister of Australia, Sir William McMahon. He is best known for his roles as Detective John Grant in Profiler, Cole Turner in Charmed, Christian Troy in Nip/Tuck, Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four franchise, Jonah in Runaways, and Jess LaCroix in CBS crime drama FBI: Most Wanted.

  2. Clare Bowen

    Clare Bowen
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1984-.. (age 39)
    film actorsingeractor

    Clare Maree Bowen is an Australian actress and singer, best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the ABC/CMT musical-drama television series Nashville. Alongside her music releases from Nashville and her solo debut album, Bowen also records with her husband Brandon Young as Bowen*Young.

  3. Karl Kruszelnicki

    Karl Kruszelnicki
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    1948-.. (age 75)

    Karl Sven Woytek Sas Konkovitch Matthew Kruszelnicki, often referred to as "Dr Karl", is an Australian science communicator and populariser, who is known as an author and a science commentator on Australian radio and television.

  4. Stef Dawson

    Stef Dawson
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    20th Century
    television actorfilm actoractor

    Stef Dawson is an Australian actress. She portrayed Annie Cresta in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2. She also made a cameo appearance in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

All 42 notable alumni

University of Wollongong faculties and divisions

Centre : Asia-Pacific Social Transformation Asian Studies, Pacific Area Studies, Social Studies
Centre : Canadian-Australian Studies Canadian Studies, Pacific Area Studies
Centre : Equity Research in Education Education, Ethics
Centre : Health Services Development Health Administration, Health Sciences
Centre : Landscape Change Environmental Management, Landscape Architecture
Centre : Medical Radiation Physics Radiology
Centre : Smart Foods Food Science
Faculty : Arts Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
Faculty : Commerce Business and Commerce, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing
Faculty : Creative Arts Fine Arts, Music, Theatre
Faculty : Educational Sciences Educational Sciences, Physical Education, Special Education, Teacher Trainers Education
Faculty : Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty : Health and Behavioural Sciences Behavioural Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Dietetics, Health Sciences, Midwifery, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health
Faculty : Informatics Information Management, Information Technology, Mass Communication, Mathematics and Computer Science
Faculty : Law Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Human Rights, International Law, Labour Law, Law, Maritime Law
Faculty : Science Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Marine Science and Oceanography, Natural Sciences, Physics
Institute : Biomolecular Science Molecular Biology
Institute : Conservation Biology and Law Biological and Life Sciences, Ethics, Law
Institute : Social Change and Critical Enquiry Social Sciences, Social Studies
Research Division : Advanced Materials Processing Materials Engineering
Research Division : Atmospheric Chemistry Chemistry, Meteorology
Research Division : Brain and Behaviour Behavioural Sciences, Neurosciences, Psychology
Research Division : Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies Solid State Physics
Research Division : Digital Media Initiative Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Engineering Mechanics Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : Image, Performance and Text Film, Graphic Arts, Performing Arts, Photography, Writing
Research Division : Industrial Automation Electronics and Automation
Research Division : Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Production Engineering
Research Division : Intelligent Polymer Polymer and Plastics Technology
Research Division : Legal Intersection Ethics, Law
Research Division : Mathematical Modelling and Computational Systems Mathematics and Computer Science
Research Division : Metabolic Research Biological and Life Sciences
Research Division : Ocean and Coastal Research Coastal Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography
Research Division : Railway Engineering and Technologies Railway Engineering
Research Division : Smart Internet Technology Computer Networks
Research Division : Steel Processing and Products Metal Techniques, Metallurgical Engineering
Research Division : Superconducting and Electronic Materials Conducting, Electronic Engineering, Materials Engineering
Research Division : Sustainable Earth Research Earth Sciences
Research Division : Telecommunications and Information Technology Information Technology, Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Welded Structures Metal Techniques

General information

Alternative names UOW
Founded 1975
Motto Excellence Innovation Diversity
Colors blue, gold, red

Location and contacts

Address Administrative Building Northfields Avenue
Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522
City population 262,000

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