Facts and rankings

Facts and rankings

Macquarie University is recognised globally as a leading university. With our strong tradition of innovation and exploration, we are consistently ranked among the world's best.

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Rankings: General

  • Among top 2% of universities in the world, top 10 in Australia
    (Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015)
  • 5 stars in all QS categories
    (Teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, access and specialist subjects. QS 2015)
  • #49 most international university in the world
    (Times Higher Education, 2016)

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Rankings: Subjects and research

  • Top 100 in the world in 9 subjects
    (QS subject rankings, 2015)
  • #1 MBA in Australia/#68 in the world
    (Financial Times, 2015)
  • 120 researchers ranked in the world's top 1% (Essential Science Indicators, 2014)
  • 85% of research rated world standard or higher
    (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2012)

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Our community

  • More than 39,000 students from over 100 countries
  • More than 156,000 alumni
  • Almost 10,000 degrees awarded annually
  • More than 150 student exchange partners in over 40 countries

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  • 15km from the CBD
  • Set on 126 hectares of parkland
  • $1 billion invested in infrastructure and facilities in recent years
  • More than 300 companies on campus or in the Macquarie Park high-tech precinct
  • Only Australian university with its own train station
  • Only Australian university with a private hospital on campus
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