At the University of Melbourne, we’re proud of our outstanding reputation for excellence.

For over 160 years we’ve made distinctive contributions to society and attracted the best and brightest students and researchers – bringing together the world's best minds to solve globally significant problems.

  • # 1 in Australia
  • # 32 in the world
  • # 7 in graduate employability worldwide

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018/QS Graduate Employability 2018

Independent world rankings place us as number 1 in Australia and among the leading universities internationally – number 32 (THE) and number 39 (ARWU).

In Australia, our research expenditure is second only to that of CSIRO. With over 100 research centres and institutes, we bring together expertise from across the University and connect with thought leaders around the world to tackle society’s complex problems in innovative ways.

QS World University Rankings place us in the top 20 internationally in 14 subject areas.

Our world rankings in detail

By the numbers

48 000+

students

52% undergraduate 48% graduate (equivalent full-time student load - EFTSL)

280 000

alumni

15% living outside Australia

40%

international students

from 130+ countries

1 in 5

undergraduates

undertake an international experience

$4.7

million

in equity scholarships (2016)

#7

ranking worldwide
for graduate employability

(QS Graduate Employability 2018)

97%

of undergraduates in work

after 3 - 5 years (Career Outcomes survey 2017)

98%

of graduates in work

after 3 - 5 years (Career Outcomes survey 2017)

2 out of 5

Graduates volunteer

(Career Outcomes survey 2017)

Most

highly-cited researchers

in Australia (2016)

1600+

student internship partners

87%

of graduates developed
analytical problem-solving skills

as at 31 December 2016, unless otherwise noted

University and program rankings in detail

We’re proud to be consistently ranked as a leading university around the world for research and teaching.


Independently published global and program rankings Australia ranking World ranking
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018132
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017139
QS World University Rankings 2018
Academic reputation 1 15
Employer reputation 1 20
QS World University Rankings (by subject) 2017
Biological Sciences 1 23
Business and Management Studies 1 22
Chemistry 1 45
Computer Science & Information Systems 1 14
Dentistry 1 28
Economics and Econometrics 1 25
Education 1 5
Electrical Engineering 1 35
Law 1 11
Linguistics 1 24
Mechanical Engineering 1 44
Performing Arts 1 26
Physics and Astronomy 1 48
Statistics and Operational Research 1 30
Additional rankings  
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017 1 46
US News Best Global Universities 2018 1 26