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UNSW Sydney

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2024
World Reputation Rankings 2023
High Street, Kensington, Sydney, New South Wales, 2052, Australia

About UNSW Sydney


  • Ranked 70th university worldwide and 6th in Australia
  • Employable graduates: Ranked 29th global employer reputation
  • 5 subjects ranked among the top 20 worldwide

UNSW Sydney is a world-leading teaching and research powerhouse recognised by employers and organisations around the globe. Ranked in the top 70 universities worldwide, UNSW is dedicated to shaping forward-thinking graduates who make a positive impact in the world. UNSW ensures students receive a truly hands-on and career-focused education to uncover their full potential. Students discover and grow their strengths through life-changing experiences and inspirational mentoring from world-renowned academics.

Our global alumni network

UNSW graduates are among the most employable in the world. Through UNSW’s strong connections with industry worldwide, students gain key skills and experience and learn from internationally renowned academics and expert practitioners. UNSW graduates have the 3rd highest rate of graduate full-time employment and highest salaries of Sydney-based and Go8 universities. UNSW has the highest number of students in Australia’s top 100 future leaders and four of its graduates are in Australia’s top five young rich list. UNSW graduates work with highly reputed employers and global organisations, such as NASA, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Google, Unilever, HSBC, Slater & Gordon, UNESCO, Rio Tinto, and Oxfam.

Research for a better future

UNSW is part of the Group of Eight Australian Universities (Go8) and is ranked number one in Australia for research quality and impact. UNSW is a world leader in research and has been a pioneer of interdisciplinary research in key fields, such as inequality and climate change. UNSW is at the forefront of key developments such as solar power, quantum computing, and the university’s globally-renown academics have been at the frontline in Australia’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World-class teaching

UNSW Sydney offers students a learning experience packed with academic programs, student activities and educational services. Its academics are recognised as world-leaders in their fields. Students in the university also benefit from its modern facilities and rigorous career-focused education.

There are hundreds of award-winning degree and double degree combinations available at UNSW. Six of UNSW’s subjects are in the world’s top 20, including accounting & finance, environmental sciences, and several engineering specialisations. UNSW also offers the world’s first bachelor’s degree in quantum engineering as well as Australia’s most in-demand medicine degrees. That’s why UNSW is where the hardest-working and highest-achieving students from around the world study and succeed.

Explore rankings data for UNSW Sydney

All ranked institutions have an overall score and 4 pillar scores. However for each pillar, only institutions ranked in the top 500 overall or the top 500 in this pillar have a publicly visible score

Subjects taught at UNSW Sydney

  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Engineering & technology

    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Geography
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Education

    • Education
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law

Key statistics

  • 36.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 47 : 53
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 40%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 47,044
    Number of FTE Students
  • 26%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings