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Why study at ACU

Graduate with a qualification employers want from a university ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and the top 50 young universities. Why choose us? Because it’s about you.

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Making our mark

Top 10 Catholic universities worldwide.
Top 14 globally for nursing, top 34 for theology, divinity and religious studies, and top 50 for education
94 % of our research is considered equal to or above world standard.
Top 7 in Australia for overall undergraduate employment.
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World-leading research

We rank first or equal first in ten fields of research including human movement and sports science, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, public health and health services, religion and religious studies, and specialist studies in education.

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Industry connections

Throughout your degree you'll hear and learn from industry leaders who bring their expertise to ACU to inspire a new generation of leaders.

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Not all learning happens in a classroom

Skills employers want

Your ACU qualification shows employers that you have valuable real-world experience thanks to placements, community engagement and study abroad experience.

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See the world anew

Throughout your course you’ll study three Core Curriculum units, teaching you to look at the world with empathy, challenge stereotypes and have the courage to make an impact. The Core sets ACU apart. 

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Make an impact

Put your new skills to work, for good. Our community engagement program adds a greater purpose to your education and asks you to harness your learning for the benefit of those around you.

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Study here, gain the world

With us, your education won’t just come from books. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy overseas study experiences, and learn in an environment that elevates intellectual freedom, personal development and equity for all.

The world is your campus

Go extraordinary places. You might find yourself teaching in the Solomon Islands, training young soccer players in Timor Leste, touring literary landmarks in New York or studying ancient flood markers in Rome.

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Tailor your uni studies

Don't just be a number. Create a study experience unique to you with our intimate campuses, supportive learning environment and flexible study options.

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Meet our global population

Become a part of a truly inclusive student population. We have 1500 international students from 97 countries who are part of the ACU family.

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Feel at home at work

Enjoy an effortless transition into the workforce. From our moot courts to our art galleries to our health simulation centres, our wide range of quality facilities prepare you for life beyond ACU.

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Moving to Australia

Feel at home before you arrive with our guidance on applying for a student visa, finding somewhere to live, living costs and more.

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Fees and scholarships

Discover how much your course will cost, learn about options for financing your studies and find out which scholarships you may be eligible for.

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Find out if you're eligible for your chosen course and what you'll need to get your application underway. 

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If you don't meet the entry requirements for your dream course, enrol into an admission pathway and your future will still be within reach.

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