Why study here

Why study here

Macquarie University has always challenged conventions.

We were the first university in Sydney to open our doors to non-traditional students – and we embraced their points of view.

At every step of your journey with us, you’ll be encouraged to experiment and question the norm. And when you’re given the freedom to be bold and unconstrained, extraordinary new ideas take shape.

Fast facts

Top 2

26 is the average age of current Macquarie undergraduate students.

9400 pace

Nearly 50% of our undergraduates don’t come to university directly from school, so you’ll be joining a diverse community of like-minded people with similar motivations.

Top 2% world university ranking.

Five star 

5 QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, innovation, access, internationalisation and specialist subjects.

77 UG Degrees 

77 undergraduate degrees available.

35 industry partners

#1 MBA program in Australia, 68 in the world.


150 partner universities across more than 40 countries for student exchange.

Group societies

140+ student groups and societies.

Current students 

39,000+ current students.


156,000+ alumni in over 140 countries.

What’s unique about Macquarie?

Flexible study options

We understand how busy life can be, which is why Macquarie offers a greater degree of flexibility with your study than any other university. We provide flexible timetabling, part- and full-time study, online learning, internal transferring between courses, and the ability to study across multiple topic areas.

Alternative entry programs

There’s no single way to gain a higher education. At Macquarie, we understand that every person is coming to us from a different place in life. That’s why we offer alternative entry pathways such as Next Step and Mature Age Entry.

Recognition of prior learning

Prior learning experience through life experiences, work and education is invaluable – and at Macquarie you can make it count. As part of our Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you could become eligible for admission and/or gain credit towards your chosen degree.

Overseas opportunities

The best way to truly immerse yourself in global issues is to experience them first hand. We make it a priority to support your globe-trekking ambitions through our Student Exchange program and PACE (Professional and Community Engagement).

Student Support Services

In developing well-rounded individuals, we make every effort to support you in whatever you need. Whether you require counselling, medical services, disability support, childcare, guidance on accommodation, budget planning, legal services, or general health and wellbeing advice – Macquarie has you covered.

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