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, 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 most recent 2015 ERA rankings, 94% of ACU research was rated at or above world standard.5
We rank equal first for five 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.
1 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018/2019. Percentage calculated as ACU's world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2018, Palgrave MacMillan
2 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2018
3 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018, 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 2017/2018
5 Four-digit FoRs, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015
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 2018
8 QS World University Rankings by subject 2018
9 Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016, the percentage of agreement of domestic undergraduates who are satisfied with the overall quality of their course of study. It is based on an individual question of the survey
10 Good Universities Guide 2018, International Student Barometer 2016
11 2017 SES National Report, Figure 3: Quality of entire educational experience for undergraduate university students, 2016 and 2017 (% positive rating)
12 Graduate Outcomes Survey, overall employment rate, domestic undergraduate cohort, 2017
13 Good Universities Guide 2019
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