About University of Sydney
We have been challenging traditions for more than 160 years. We make lives better by producing leaders of society and equipping our people with leadership qualities so they can serve our communities at every level
Our world rankings reflect our reputation for global leadership in research and education We sit in the top one percent of universities worldwide, ensuring that Australian innovation and research is recognised on the international stage.
QS World University Rankings 2015-16
We were ranked 45 in the world in the 2015-16 prestigious QS World University Rankings.
It’s testimony to the broad spectrum of strengths displayed across our 16 faculties, many of which have impressive rankings themselves.
Leading the University’s results were Arts and Humanities, which achieved a rank of equal 14th globally and second in Australia.
Both Life Sciences and Medicine and Social Sciences and Management were ranked 20th in the world, with Life Sciences and Medicine also maintaining their standing as second in Australia for the third year running.
The multi-disciplinary strength of the University’s research was confirmed in the QS results, with Engineering and Technology, Natural Sciences and Social Science and Management all ranked in the top five for their disciplines in Australia, each receiving a ranking of third domestically. Engineering and Technology also rose 14 places in the rankings from joint 44th to joint 30th globally.
Sydney University in numbers:
Currently enrolled students; 60,000+
Alumni worldwide: 300,000
Countries represented by our student body: 130+
The best student experience in Australia, when you’re not exploring the city or campus, there are plenty of other things to do.
The University of Sydney Union (USU) runs more than 200 clubs and societies, including 26 cultural groups. You can meet a variety of people, team up and make new friends, share your ideas and learn new skills through performances, sports and leadership opportunities.
Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness offers a huge range of facilities, programs and events to keep you healthy and active. You can get involved in athletics, swimming, tennis, golf, hockey, soccer, rugby union, rowing, scuba diving, skiing and more.
We also have performance spaces, museums, on-campus bars, cafes and even a heritage-listed graffiti tunnel.
Points of Interest
- City Centre