Global ranking

UNSW ranks 43rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, 67th in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 65th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Leader in education

UNSW is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities.

Research excellence

We have more top ratings in broad fields of research (Excellence in Research for Australia 2018) and more impact cases rated high (2018 EI Assessment) than any other Australian university.

Research strength

UNSW has a research community of more than 8000*.

*Not including higher research degree candidates.

Ranked subjects

UNSW is equal first on the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings, appearing in 52 out of 54 research disciplines.

Academic reputation

UNSW ranked 40th in the world for academic reputation in the QS World University Rankings 2021.

Campus development

Since 2015, we have invested $350 million in research infrastructure.

Five Star

UNSW was awarded the maximum QS Five Star Plus rating in 2019 for teaching, research, employability, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness, specialist subject and innovation.

Best MBA

AGSM is in the top 100 global MBA programs in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2020.

More startup founders

UNSW is the #1 institution attended by Australian startup founders.

Top earners

UNSW has educated 2 of the top 10 young rich listers in Australia (AFR Young Rich List 2020).

Most Employable Students

UNSW placed in the AFR Top 100 Future Leaders Awards in 2020 and 2021.