Reputation and ranking

We’re young, but we’re making our mark on the world stage. See how ACU measures up in university rankings, research quality, graduate outcomes, subject strengths and more.

A globally ranked university

Top 3 % of all universities worldwide
Top 10 Catholic universities
Top 100 Asia-Pacific universities
ACU rankings

Research excellence

Our faculties and institutes are focused on producing world-leading research in the priority areas of education, health, and theology and philosophy.

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Subject rankings

We’re letting our strengths shine, and we’re just getting started. Discover the range of subjects in which ACU is a recognised or emerging leader. 

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Research with impact

Associate Professor Prue Cormie discusses how research into exercise for people with cancer can change the way we think about treatment.


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A university that unifies

The ACU difference
ACU is much more than a collection of campuses. We’re a community that empowers others – from students to society as a whole.

The ACU difference

See what sets us apart. Discover our courses, curriculum and in-demand opportunities in research, overseas study, work experience and community engagement.

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Student satisfaction

We’ll satisfy your curiosity with an enriching student experience like no other. Take a look at the numbers behind our leading student satisfaction rankings. 

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We stand for student success


Job-ready, set, go

ACU graduate success

Get the skills you need and a qualification employers want. Access our latest graduate success rankings and learn about our industry partnerships.

Graduate success

To assess how an ACU education can lead to a job well done, view our latest graduate employability rankings.

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Our partners

We're committed to creating a positive impact in society. To make that happen, we partner with organisations that share our focus on the common good. 

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The ACU story, so far

Our history

Trace the origins of ACU, from our humble beginnings as four Catholic colleges and tertiary institutions located around Australia.

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Student cohort

Get a snapshot of our most recent applicants, including students with recent VET and secondary education or significant life experience. 

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Our accreditation

Find out which regulations and frameworks we adhere to as a publicly funded university, and view our university network memberships.

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Find your course

It’s important to find a course that’s right for you. Search our course browser to see what we have to offer.

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Why research at ACU

We’re solving real-world issues with world-leading research, and we strive to make a positive impact on industry, communities and individuals. 

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Community engagement

As a university of service, we are committed to making an impact through ongoing community engagement and volunteering opportunities.

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Honorary title recipients

See who the University has honoured with an honorary title, including honorary masters and doctorate holders.

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