The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is a large public university based in Kensington, an inner-city Sydney suburb. It is a world top 100 university and, on a number of ranking measures, the best university in Sydney.

51,514 students

54% male students (highest % in Australia)

UNSW is a prestigious university that sets high entry standards. ATAR cut-off scores are in the 80s and 90s. UNSW also charges relatively high tuition fees to international and postgraduate students.

Students want to study at UNSW because of its reputation, location, and the depth of courses offered.

UNSW Ranking Achievements

Overall Ranking

Top 10 for Australia

UNSW is rated as the 8th best Australian university in the 2016 Uni Reviews rankings.

UNSW scores highly for academic reputation. It is generally ranked among the world's top 100 universities.

Graduate salaries.

Graduate Salaries

Top 10 Australian ranking

UNSW is ranked among the top 10 universities in Australia for graduate outcomes, coming in at number 9 with an indicative graduate salary of $52,804.

A high proportion of UNSW graduates are employed shortly after graduating.

Creative and visual arts.

Creative Arts

#1 Australian ranking

UNSW is ranked as the top university in Australia for studying creative and visual arts.

UNSW has a large creative arts program. Graduate job results are close to the best for the field.


#1 Australian ranking

UNSW is ranked 1st in Australia for studying engineering (averaged across all engineering fields).

UNSW engineering schools teach more students than any other uni. The depth of courses is also greater than anywhere else in Australia.


Top 3 Australian ranking

UNSW has one of the top ranked law schools in Australia.

UNSW Law is rated highly by students and graduates enjoy good job outcomes.


Nutrition and Health

Highest graduate salary

UNSW is ranked number 1 in Australia for graduate outcomes in the field of nutrition and personal health.

93% of UNSW students in the field are employed or studying a few months after graduating.