The University of Western Australia (UWA) is Perth's oldest university. Its main campus runs along the Swan River and is a short drive from the city centre.

26,258 students

76% bachelor-degree students

UWA is a prestigious university and the preferred study destination for local school leavers. Students need an ATAR score of at least 80 to gain entry into courses.

UWA is notable for the success of its graduates in terms of jobs and pay. It is one of Australia's top-ranked universities for graduates outcomes.

UWA Ranking Achievements

Overall Ranking

#4 for Australia

UWA is ranked among Australia's top 5 universities overall, coming in at number 4.

Compared to other leading unis, UWA scores highly for graduate salaries. It is also competitive in the reputation category (world rankings).

Happy graduate with professional job.

Graduate Salaries

#2 Australian ranking

UWA is ranked as Australia's 2nd-best university for graduate salaries.

Graduate pay rates are high, with an indicative starting salary of almost $63,000. Around a third of students continue studying.



#2 Australian ranking

UWA rates as one of the best Australian universities for studying medicine.

UWA medical graduates have the highest salaries ($66,500) and a high course satisfaction rate (89%).