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

  • Ranked top 1% of world universities (QS World University Rankings, 2019)
  • #9 in Australia (US News, Best Global Universities Rankings, 2018)
  • Sydney's #1 university for employability* (QILT, 2017: Engineering, Science, Law/Juris Doctor, Psychology and Information Technology, Undergraduate)
  • Australia's best employability program: our PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program, (2017 AFR Higher Education Award)
  • 5 QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria (QS Stars University Ratings, 2017)
  • Top 130 in the world for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2018)
  • Top 50 most international university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016)
  • Sydney ranked one of the most desirable student cities in the world (QS Best Student Cities, 2018)
  • Sydney ranked 7th safest city in the world (The Economist Intelligence Unit, Safe Cities Index, 2017)
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Rankings: Subjects and research

  • 11 subjects ranked Top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)
  • MGSM's MBA ranked #1 in Australia/ #49 in the world (Financial Times, 2017)
  • 100% of research activity rated at world standard or above
  • 30 researchers in the Top 1% of scientific authors in the world
  • First global research collaboration pathway via the Master of Research

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Our community

  • More than 45,000 connected students from over 100 countries
  • More than 184,000 alumni from over 140 countries
  • Almost 10,000 degrees awarded annually
  • More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries
  • More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through our PACE partnerships

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  • Located in the heart of the Macquarie Innovation Park District (MIPD)
  • More than 300 global companies on campus or in the Macquarie Park high-tech precinct
  • Set on 126 hectares of stunning parkland
  • Only 15km away from the Sydney central business district (CBD)
  • $1 billion invested in infrastructure and facilities in recent years
  • Australia's first fully integrated health precinct centred around our on-campus hospital
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