The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's top universities according to world and national rankings. The main campus is the suburb of St Lucia, which runs along the banks of the Brisbane River close to the city centre.

49,254 students

30,297 Australian bachelor-degree students

UQ is a large public university with significant research programs. Its research profile generally places it among the top few Australian universities in world ranking lists.

UQ is a favoured study destination by school leavers in Brisbane, who make up most of the student body.

  • Brisbane is Australia's 3rd largest city. It is slightly inland, though not far from seaside travel hotspots such as the Sunshine Coast (to the north) and Gold Coast (to the south).

UQ Ranking Achievements

Overall Ranking

#6 for Australia

UQ is one of Australia's top universities for students, coming in at number 6 in the Uni Reviews 2016 rankings.

The university is strong in all ranking categories, including reputation, student ratings and graduate salaries.

World rankings.

World Rankings

Top 3 for Australia

UQ ranks about number 3 for Australia across the various world university rankings.

Webometrics has UQ as the top Australian uni (#58 in the world). These rankings depend on research published on the internet.



#2 Australian ranking

UQ is the 2nd ranked university in Australia for teaching dentistry.

UQ's School of Dentistry has the highest indicative graduate salary ($78,000). Course satisfaction ratings are also strong.


Top 3 Australian ranking

UQ has one of the best engineering faculties in Australia.

As well as being one of the largest faculties, course ratings from UQ engineering graduates are high.

Nutrition and Health

#1 Australian ranking

UQ is the top ranked university in Australia for studying nutrition and individual health.

Course satisfaction ratings from graduates are excellent (91% satisfaction). Graduate job outcomes are also good.



Top 3 Australian ranking

UQ has one of Australia's top science faculties.

UQ science graduates enjoy good job outcomes. Course ratings are also high.