University Rankings

Who went up and who went down? Who's the new 'it' university? Of course, as always, keep in mind that rankings are usually influenced by many factors other than the quality of their undergraduate programs. It's not necessarily an accurate indicator of which university is best for you, but just for fun, we all know we have that curious desire to know who's best. After all, rankings can be an indicator of a university's reputation and performance.

If you haven't seen our previous year's one, have a look here. Here are the new rankings for 2017/2018:

UniversityQSTimesARWUUS News
University of Sydney46608245
University of New South Wales4978101+80
University of Technology, Sydney193251+301+294
University of Wollongong218251+301+313
University of Newcastle245201+301+313
Macquarie University247251+201+267
Western Sydney University551+401+301+384
Australian Catholic University701+601+--
University of New England701+--691

University of Notre Dame has no ranks published by these organisations.


Graduate Salaries

Just for a little more spice and those that are extra curious, here is also a list of the average salaries of graduates from each university. However, they are even less of an accurate indicator of the quality of education at each institution. Many variables such as the ability and backgrounds of individual students, types of degrees offered, and local job market conditions can affect the graduate salary level of each university.

UniversityAverage Graduate Salary ($AUD)
University of New South Wales54,167
University of Notre Dame53,546
University of Sydney53,524
University of Wollongong52,610
University of New England49,436
Australian Catholic University48,985
University of Newcastle48,814
Western Sydney University47,525
Macquarie University47,309
University of Technology, Sydney46,634