Why choose ACU?

Australian Catholic University (ACU) has seven campuses around Australia. We empower students to think critically, ethically and to bring about change in their communities and professions.

We value you

As a publicly-funded university, we welcome staff and students of all beliefs and backgrounds. We are committed to providing equal access to education for all people.

Our mission

Practical experience

Students undertake professional placements and volunteer work throughout their studies, with many securing excellent jobs before they graduate.

Core Curriculum

Community engagement is also a core part of every student's experience at ACU, to the point where it's embedded within our courses. This allows students to give back to their communities and make a difference through opportunities such as volunteer experience programs.

Community engagement

More than study

ACU is a great place to meet people and have new experiences.

Each campus student association hosts events such as barbecues, balls and concerts. There are also clubs, societies and sporting events such as ACU Games and University Games.

Student life

Travel the world

ACU students can attend an overseas university in more than 16 countries, complete international internships, and work in community programs around the world – all while receiving credit towards their degree.

Study abroad

Your success

The Office of Student Success provides academic skills, career development and counselling services, as well as support for people with special needs or disabilities on each campus.

Campus Life Coordinators and the ACU National Student Association (ACUNSA) ensure students have the resources they need to achieve a healthy study/life balance.

Campus information

Catholic intellectual tradition

ACU is Australia's leading Catholic university and is supported by more than 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition. As a member of the International Federation of Catholic Universities, we are devoted to communicating truth in every field of knowledge through teaching and research, as well as promoting the dignity of all people and the common good.

Catholic intellectual tradition