Universities in Canberra, Australia
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  • (39 institution and 6 subject rankings)
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  • Universities in Canberra
  • Among TOP 200

With Canberra being the capital city of Australia and having world-class education, it attracts students from both Australia and around the world. Canberra is a diverse student city with superb infrastructure, including the best roads in the country and extensive cycling and walking paths. There are many open natural spaces to enjoy and a unique quietness to the city that residents often highlight.

PROS

  • Australia is known to be one of the safest places to live in, but Canberra in particular, has the lowest crime rates compared to other cities in Australia.
  • Canberra offers top-notch education, which is often one of the main reasons for students to study there.
  • Hiking and biking are the preferred sports among Canberrans due to the high number of roads, paths, and natural spaces to enjoy these activities with.

CONS

  • The public transport isn’t as good as in other cities, having just one rail service and buses that aren’t as frequent as students would like.
  • Renting is quite expensive, so students often need to get a part-time job or save up before arriving.
  • Students love to study near the seaside, especially in Australia. However, Canberra is an inland city so the nearest beach is two hours away.
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Canberra
  • 22 Jun, 2022: Publication of CWTS Leiden Ranking. Australian National University with highest ranking among universities in Canberra ranked #235.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Publication of Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions. Australian National University ranked #143.
  • 16 Jun, 2022: Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject (Chemistry) updated with Australian National University in position 52.
  • 08 Jun, 2022: Publication of QS World University Rankings. Australian National University with highest ranking among universities in Canberra ranked #30.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Canberra

Philosophy
#3 
Australian National University
Earth & Marine Sciences
#14 
Australian National University
Linguistics
#26 
Australian National University
Law
#28 
Australian National University
Arts and Humanities
#29 
Australian National University
Agriculture & Forestry
#39 
Australian National University
Mathematics
#47 
Australian National University
Anatomy & Physiology
#51 
Australian National University
Computer Science & Information Systems
#51 
Australian National University
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
#55 
Australian National University

Rankings of universities in Canberra, Australia 2022

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (418 reviews)
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  • #2 
  • #54 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #30 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #7 
  • #164 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (267 reviews)
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  • #10 
  • #170 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #26 
  • #511 
QS World University Rankings
[Published 08 June, 2022]
  • #33 
  • #497 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]


#3

Australian Defence Force Academy

  • #40 
  • #583 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 04 April, 2022]
  • #42 
  • #9815 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 01 January, 2022]

Student Opinions About Studying in Canberra

“Canberra has a town feel to it, which I appreciate, as it’s not like the busy and noisy city that I used to live in. I would recommend having a car if you plan living here, as the public transport is simply unreliable in most cases.”

“What I like the most about studying here is that everyone is focused on their studies but we balance it with a good social life, and outdoor sports to enjoy the views and the weather.”

“The locals here think that a 30 minute drive is a long commute, which is funny for me coming from Boston. Needless to say, everything is fairly close, but a car is needed. It’s quite far from the nearest beach, so anybody thinking about living here should be aware that it’s not the image of Australia that you might have in your mind!”

Canberra Key Facts for International Students

Population: 368000

Time: GMT +10

District/province: Australian Capital Territory,

Living costs for students in Canberra:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 93* (7% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 78* (22% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 83* (17% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 6.39 AU$
  • Plug Type I
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Sir John Eccles (Australian National University, 1963)

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Australian National University ranks #1 in Canberra in our meta ranking composed of 123 university rankings.

Among all universities in Canberra University of Canberra is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 39 rankings where University of Canberra is listed.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Social Studies & Humanities (Philosophy). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Natural Sciences (Earth & Marine Sciences). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Languages & Literature (Linguistics). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Law (Law). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Arts Visual & Performing (Arts and Humanities). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Agriculture (Agriculture & Forestry). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Medicine & Health (Anatomy & Physiology). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Computer Science (Computer Science & Information Systems). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

Australian National University is ranked best in Canberra for Engineering (Engineering - Electrical & Electronic). See all rankings for the Australian National University.

University of Canberra is ranked best in Canberra for Sports Science (Sports Related Subjects). See all rankings for the University of Canberra.

University of Canberra is ranked best in Canberra for Journalism & Media Studies (Communication & Media Studies). See all rankings for the University of Canberra.

University of Canberra is ranked best in Canberra for Education (Education). See all rankings for the University of Canberra.

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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 Oceania:
Research productivity 25%
Research impact 35%
Research Excellence 40%

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Nature Index

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

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

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

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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 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 -THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education:
Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Research Reputation 66,6%
Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education:
Proportion of international students 25%
Proportion of international staff 25%
Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25%
University’s international reputation 25%

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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 -THE Young 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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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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