Macquarie University (Macquarie) is based in the Sydney suburb of North Ryde, which is about a 20-30 minute train or bus ride from the CBD.

38,756 students

8,790 international students

Macquarie is generally ranked as one of the world's top 500 universities for research. It maintains solid entry standards, with a base ATAR cut-off score of 75 for many courses.

The university offers a busy social life for students. Because Macquarie has a large campus set away from the city centre, the student community is more active than at some other Sydney universities.

Macquarie Ranking Achievements

Psychology of the brain.


#1 Australian ranking

Macquarie is the top ranked university in Australia for teaching psychology.

The Psychology Department is estimated to be the largest in Australia and achieves a 90% course satisfaction rating.