Rankings of The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) may not be the oldest university in the country, but it is one of the best ranked and benefits from a very high international regard as well as exchange programs with other top international universities in the UK, Europe, Canada, and the US. UNSW Sydney’s main campus is in Kensington, a suburb just outside the city limits, and most of their faculties are based there. This research-intensive, public higher education institution conducts some of the most cutting-edge work currently being done in Australia.

Latest ranking updates for The University of New South Wales
  • June 2024: Publication of QS World University Rankings. Ranking position #19.
  • May 2024: CWUR Center for World University Rankings update. The University of New South Wales achieves place 99.
  • April 2024: THE Top Universities for a Digital Education update. The University of New South Wales achieves place 26.
  • April 2024: The University of New South Wales ranks 101 in the latest QS World University Rankings By Subject (Business & Management Studies) from British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK.

University rankings

    • #6 
    • #84 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 27 September, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #19 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 04 June, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #32 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #111 
    THE Global Employability University Ranking
    [Published 23 November, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #126 
    THE World Reputation Rankings
    [Published 27 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #37 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 24 October, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #72 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #26 
    THE World’s Most International Universities
    [Published 25 January, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #52 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 21 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #40 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings
    [Published 06 March, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #99 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 13 May, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #107 
    Nature Index - Academic
    [Published 15 June, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #31 
    Nature Index - Top 200 Institutions in Asia Pacific
    [Published 17 March, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #45 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #36 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 19 December, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #97 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #61 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #78 
    RUR Academic Rankings
    [Published 25 May, 2023]
    • #38 
    • #47 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - Oceania
    [Published 30 January, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #85 
    Nature Index - Top 200 Rising Institutions in Asia Pacific
    [Published 17 March, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #83 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 Universities in the World
    [Published 07 February, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #78 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 English-Speaking Universities
    [Published 07 February, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #11 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 05 December, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #38 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 31 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #18 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Overall
    [Published 01 June, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #26 
    THE Top Universities for a Digital Education
    [Published 17 April, 2024]
    • #6 
    • #64 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 27 March, 2024]

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #3 
    • #22 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #1 
    • #16 
    Architecture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Business

    • #2 
    • #12 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #36 
    Finance
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #18 
    Marketing
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #76 
    Public Administration
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Computer Science

    • #2 
    • #29 
    Computer Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #83 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]

Education

    • #7 
    • #35 
    Education
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #55 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #62 
    Education
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #10 
    • #101 
    Education
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Engineering

    • #2 
    • #54 
    Aerospace Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #76 
    Biotechnology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #39 
    Chemical Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #42 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #51 
    Chemical Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #17 
    Civil Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #22 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #30 
    Civil Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #27 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #64 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #19 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #30 
    Materials Science
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #2 
    • #68 
    Materials Science
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #35 
    Mechanical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #41 
    Mechanical Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #50 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Journalism & Media Studies

    • #5 
    • #84 
    Journalism
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

Languages & Literature

    • #8 
    • #101 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Law

    • #2 
    • #12 
    Law
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #32 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #76 
    Law
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Mathematics

    • #1 
    • #44 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #1 
    • #116 
    Mathematics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #151 
    Mathematics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Medicine & Health

    • #8 
    • #217 
    Dentistry
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #54 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

Natural Sciences

    • #1 
    • #51 
    Chemistry
    Nature Index - Top 100 Institutions in Sciences Asia Pacific
    [Published 17 March, 2021]
    • #1 
    • #51 
    Chemistry
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #56 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #1 
    • #94 
    Chemistry
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #30 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #1 
    • #31 
    Geology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #151 
    Physics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #159 
    Physics
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #6 
    • #51 
    Anthropology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #3 
    • #24 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #76 
    Economics
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #22 
    Geography
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #51 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #51 
    History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #9 
    • #105 
    History
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #13 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #28 
    Psychology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #30 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #5 
    • #59 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #29 
    Social Sciences
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #100 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 19 October, 2023]
    • #5 
    • #20 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #6 
    • #79 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]
    • #8 
    • #151 
    Sociology
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 27 October, 2023]

Highest subject rankings for The University of New South Wales

Business URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#12 
Business
Law QS World University Rankings By Subject
#12 
Law
Psychology URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#13 
Social Studies & Humanities
Architecture URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#16 
Architecture, Building & Planning
Civil Engineering URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#17 
Engineering
Agriculture URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#22 
Agriculture
Computer Science NTU Rankings by Subject
#29 
Computer Science
Geology QS World University Rankings By Subject
#30 
Natural Sciences
Education URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
#35 
Education
Mathematics QS World University Rankings By Subject
#44 
Mathematics

About The University of New South Wales

PROS

  • Ranked among the top universities in the world. This gives students an idea of the quality they can expect, and will play a role after graduation when applying for high -level job positions, anywhere in the world.
  • UNSW Sydney’s many clubs and societies are a great place for students to meet new people and make connections.

CONS

  • Not enough internships is a fairly common student complaint, who would like more opportunities in this regard to feel confident in the workplace.
  • The online program is lacking in student support, where a timely and fluid correspondence between students and teachers would be a good improvement.

Key facts

Foundation year:
1949
Telephone:
+61 2 9385 1000
Address:
Gate 9, High St
Kensington
Australia
Website:
https://www.unsw.edu.au/
Social:
  • Meet UNSW Australia
  • My First Year - Ep 1
  • What students want from their experience
  • UNSW Student Stories – Episode 2: What I wish I had known
  • Student Nisha shares her experience at UNSW Engineering

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FAQ

The University of New South Wales ranks #4 in Australia in our meta ranking of 112 university rankings. See rankings of all 42 universities in Australia.

The University of New South Wales ranks #1 in Kensington in our meta ranking.

The University of New South Wales is listed in THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings, QS Employability Rankings, THE Global Employability University Ranking, THE World Reputation Rankings, US News: Best Global Universities and more. See all 35 rankings of The University of New South Wales.

The University of New South Wales achieved #11 in . This is the university’s highest ranking in the 112 rankings tracked on our website. See all rankings for The University of New South Wales.

The University of New South Wales achieved the highest ranking for Engineering. It is ranked #3 in (Engineering - Mineral & Mining). See all subject rankings for The University of New South Wales.

A large number of university rankings include surveys among academics on reputation. In our meta ranking of 112 university rankings The University of New South Wales ranks #1 among universities in Kensington and #4 among universities in Australia. See all rankings of The University of New South Wales.

In our meta ranking The University of New South Wales ranks #4 among all universities in Australia and The University of Melbourne ranks #1. Apart from rankings you may also want to see the ratings from students who attended the universities.