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.

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

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021/QS Graduate Employability 2020

By the numbers

54 000+

students

51% undergraduate 49% graduate (equivalent full-time student load - EFTSL)

420 000+

living alumni

44%

international students

from 150+ countries

24%

undergraduates

undertook an international experience

$500

million

research income

#7

ranking worldwide
for graduate employability

(QS Graduate Employability 2020)

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 (2019)

1600+

student internship partners

87%

of graduates developed
analytical problem-solving skills
(Career Outcomes survey 2017)

as at October 2020, 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 rankingsAustralia rankingWorld ranking
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021131
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020135
QS World University Rankings 2021141
QS World University Rankings (by subject) 2020
Accounting and Finance216
Biology136
Anatomy113
Arts and Humanities116
Business126
Chemistry246
Communication337
Computer Science132
Dentistry126
Economics123
Education112
Electrical Engineering236
English Language and Literature118
History226
Law110
Linguistics223
Mathematics132
Medicine116
Performing Arts216
Psychology117
Statistics132
Additional rankings
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2019144
US News Best Global Universities 2020126