The Second University In Australia According To Universities Ranking


The University of Sydney  is an Australian public university in Sydney. Founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the world’s 27th most reputable university. In 2013, it was ranked 37th and in the top 0.3% in the QS World University Rankings. Seven Nobel or Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. Its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world’s most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.

The University comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In 2011 it had 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students.

Sydney University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University is also colloquially known as one of Australia’s sandstone universities.


The 2014-2015 QS World University Rankings placed the University of Sydney 37th and in the top 0.3% overall in the world. Additionally, it ranked Sydney as the 27th most reputable university in the world. Sydney is one of only 12 universities in the world to receive a “5 Star Plus” rating by QS based on criteria including “research, employ ability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, specialist criteria and inclusiveness”.

The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject placed Sydney in the top 20 in the world in 11 subjects; more than a third of the 30 measured. The University of Sydney was ranked 8th in the world for Education, 9th in Accounting and FINANCE and 10th in Law. Additionally, Sydney was placed 12th in English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Linguistics and Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering, the highest in Australia of those subjects. Psychology at Sydney was ranked 14th, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, and Communication and Media were ranked 16th, and the Sydney Medical School was ranked 17th.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011–12 placed the University of Sydney 58th, 9th in the Asia Pacific and in the top 0.6% in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013 placed Sydney 21st in Arts and Humanities, 25th in Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health, 36th in Social Sciences and 46th in Engineering and Technology. The Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2013, placed Sydney as the 49th most reputable in the world.

In the 2014 Shanghai Ranking published by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, the University of Sydney was ranked in the 101-150th bracket, 7th in the Asia Pacific and in the top 1% in the world.

In the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities 2014 by National Taiwan University, Sydney is ranked 37th in the world, 3rd in the Asia Pacific and 2nd in Australia.

In the 2013-2014 “University Ranking for Academic Performance”, the University of Sydney is ranked 39th in the world and 2nd in Australia.

The 2014 U.S. News & World Report‘s Best Global Universities ranking placed Sydney 45th in the world, 5th in the Asia Pacific and 2nd in Australasia.

In 2014, the Centre for World University Rankings ranked Sydney 95th, in the top 1% in the world and 1st in Australia.

The number of rich Sydney alumni was ranked fifth outside the United States, behind Cambridge and LSE according to the ABC NEWS.

Business magazine Spear’s placed the University of Sydney 44th in the world in its table of “World’s top 100 universities for producing millionaires”.

In 2012, the New York Times placed the University of Sydney’s graduates at 49th in the world for employ ability, determined by surveys of thousands of top company recruiters.

In 2014, The Financial Times ranked the Sydney Business School’s Master of Management program 47th in the world, 4th in the Asia Pacific and 1st in Australia. Additionally, The Australian Financial Review ranked Sydney’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) 1st in Australia.

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