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

  • Top 200 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2017)
  • #9 in Australia (US News, Best Global Universities Rankings, 2018)
  • 5 QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria. (QS Stars University Ratings, 2017)
  • Top 50 most international university in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2016)

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Rankings: Subjects and research

  • 10 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 our research activity rated at world standard or above (Excellence in Research for Australia, 2015)
  • Sydney ranked 2nd most desirable student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities, 2017)

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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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  • 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
  • Only Australian university with its own train station
  • Only Australian university with a private hospital on campus
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