As a young institution focused on embedding excellence, we’ve achieved great things. And we’ve done it with a bigger purpose in mind, helping our students and communities flourish.
Read the latest facts and figures about ACU, the university that treats you as more than just a number.
At ACU, we give our students, staff and researchers the tools to build a better world. And the world is starting to take notice.
See for yourself how we’re making strides in key areas such as global rankings, research excellence, graduate outcomes and student satisfaction.
Take a look at the numbers that tell the ACU story:
We’re proud to be positioned among the top universities in the world.
Our institutes, centres and faculties boast internationally renowned scholars and produce world-leading research.
Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluates the quality of research produced in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.
In the latest ERA assessment, ACU ranked first or equal first for ten fields of research in Australia:
We are recognised globally as a leader in a range of subject specialisations.
ACU provides a student experience like no other. But don’t take our word for it – ask our students.
With a range of industry partnerships and work integrated learning options, we’re a proud leader in graduate employability.
Our staff, students and graduates are committed to making a positive impact on the local and international community.
1 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Percentage calculated as ACU's world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2019, Palgrave MacMillan
2 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019
3 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019, where “young universities” are defined to be less than 50 years old and “Generation Y universities” are universities established between 1986 and 1999
4 Based on International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) members ranked on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
5 Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018
6 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Special Focus Institution Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2018
7 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Subject Rankings 2019
8 Student Experience Survey, undergraduate cohort 2017
9International Student Barometer 2016
10 Graduate Outcomes Survey, overall employment rate, domestic undergraduate cohort, 2019
11Good Universities Guide2020
12 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2019, based on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
13 QS Stars 2019
14 Employer Satisfaction Survey, undergraduate cohort, 2018, universities with more than 25 respondents
15 2020 US News Best Global Universities
16 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 by Subject
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