The University is ranked 48th in the 2014 QS World University Rankings.
UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities.
UNSW scored the maximum five-star rating in seven key performance indicators in the Good Universities Guide 2015.
UNSW undergraduates earn the highest median starting salary of any university in NSW, (Australian Graduate Survey 2012).
UNSW postgraduates earn the highest median starting salary of any university in Australia (Australian Graduate Survey 2012).
In 2013, UNSW achieved the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating - one of only eight universities in the world to do so.
The 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia Report recognised UNSW in the Excellence in Research for Australia Report as "above or well above" world standard.
The Australian Graduate School of Management MBA program is recognised as one of the finest in the world by the Financial Times (UK) 2014 ranking of the top 100 global MBA programs.
UNSW is recognised as the Australian university with the strongest links to industry - in 2013 we will receive $13.2 million in Linkage Project grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), the highest level of funding in the state and the second highest in the country.
UNSW has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university - research by CrunchBase (2013).
Research by Leading Company 2012 found that more of Australia's top CEOs who lead ASX100 companies studied at UNSW than any other university.
UNSW boasts the largest number of millionaire alumni than any other university in Australia according to research by Spear's WealthInsight (2014).