Universities in Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide
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  • Universities in Adelaide
  • (16 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Adelaide
  • Among TOP 200

Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia and it’s one of the five most populous cities in the country at roughly 1.4 million inhabitants. Lying near the River Torrens and characterised by churches, stone buildings, parkland and numerous beaches, Adelaide has become a popular destination for international students. Those relocating to Adelaide can expect a thriving live music scene, comparatively affordable monthly rents to other parts of Australia, and three reputable universities at an international level.

PROS

  • The housing options are modern and up-to-date in Adelaide, with options at various rental price points in different neighbourhoods.
  • Adelaide is known to be quite a cheap city compared to other big cities in Australia, making life more affordable for students.
  • The beaches are popular among students and often spoken about as some of the best places to spend your free time.

CONS

  • There are numerous students who express that the city doesn’t have as many job opportunities as there are in other cities, so students often move to a bigger city after their studies.
  • Despite the housing being cheaper as well as the social scene, energy bills are expensive.
  • Neighbourhoods in Adelaide aren’t as close together as many expect, making it necessary to use public transport to get anywhere.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Adelaide
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Publication of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. The University of Adelaide with highest ranking among universities in Adelaide ranked #149.
  • 17 Mar, 2021: Latest Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific from Nature Index. in position #109.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: Publication of QS World University Rankings By Subject (Agriculture & Forestry). The University of Adelaide with highest ranking among universities in Adelaide ranked #11.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities updated with The University of Adelaide in position 155.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Adelaide

Robotics
#23 
The University of Adelaide
Dentistry
#34 
The University of Adelaide
Archaeology
#46 
Flinders University
Geology
#53 
The University of Adelaide
Agricultural Sciences
#55 
The University of Adelaide
Linguistics
#251 
The University of Adelaide

Rankings of universities in Adelaide, Australia 2021

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (479 reviews)
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  • #7 
  • #118 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #8 
  • #106 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #6 
  • #149 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.3 / 5.0 (966 reviews)
  • #24 
  • #301 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #295 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #17 
  • #304 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student satisfaction: 4.2 / 5.0 (388 reviews)
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  • #20 
  • #251 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]
  • #23 
  • #423 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 10 June, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #365 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]


Student Opinions About Studying in Adelaide

“Studying in Adelaide has been an unforgettable experience. There are many international students here, so that helped me to feel more comfortable about being a foreigner here..housing is affordable which makes life a little easier. I wish there were more job options though.”

“Adelaide has a number of stunning beaches where you can meet up with your friends to hang out for a while, or even do some sports, because one thing you’ll learn about Adelaide is that running and cycling are hugely popular here. With three public universities in Adelaide, you’re spoiled for choice if you want to study somewhere prestigious.”

Adelaide Key Facts for International Students

Population: 1226000

Time: GMT +9

District/province: South Australia, Adelaide

Living costs for students in Adelaide:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 100* (0% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 77* (23% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 88* (12% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 6.06 AU$
  • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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FAQ

The University of Adelaide ranks #1 in Adelaide in our meta ranking composed of 96 university rankings.

Among all universities in Adelaide The University of Adelaide is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 26 rankings where The University of Adelaide is listed.

The University of Adelaide is ranked best in Adelaide for Engineering (Robotics). See all rankings for the The University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide is ranked best in Adelaide for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the The University of Adelaide.

Flinders University is ranked best in Adelaide for Social Studies & Humanities (Archaeology). See all rankings for the Flinders University.

The University of Adelaide is ranked best in Adelaide for Natural Sciences (Geology). See all rankings for the The University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide is ranked best in Adelaide for Agriculture (Agricultural Sciences). See all rankings for the The University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide is ranked best in Adelaide for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the The University of Adelaide.

Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS 50 under 50:
Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Oceania:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Criteria used in ranking -Young University Rankings:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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