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
  • # 33 in the world
  • # 8 in graduate employability worldwide

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

Independent world rankings place us as number 1 in Australia and among the leading universities internationally – number 33 (THE) and number 35 (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

54 000+

students

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

430 000+

living alumni

44%

international students

from 150+ countries

24%

undergraduates

undertook an international experience

$500

million

research income

#8

ranking worldwide
for graduate employability

(QS Graduate Employability 2021)

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 2022133
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021133
QS World University Rankings 2022237
QS World University Rankings (by subject) 2022
Anthropology220
Arts and Humanities116
Development studies113
Education214
Geography116
Law112
Life sciences and medicine 117
Medicine220
Psychology117
Social policy and administration 112
Social sciences and management 115
Sociology219
Sports related subjects 410
Additional rankings  
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2021146
US News Best Global Universities 2021125