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 among the top 1% of world universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2020 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)
  • Ranked #12 in Australia and #195 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021)
  • #9 in Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020)
  • 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, 2019)
  • Top 110 in the world for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020)
  • Sydney ranked 9th most desirable student city in the world (QS Best Student Cities, 2019)
  • Sydney ranked 5th safest city in the world (The Economist Intelligence Unit, Safe Cities Index, 2019)
  • 3 SDG Categories in Top 50 for Global Impact (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, 2020)

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Rankings: Subjects and research

  • 3 subjects ranked Top 50 globally and 7 subjects ranked Top 100 (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020)
  • MBA ranked #3 in Australia (Financial Times, 2019) and (The Economist's 'Which MBA' 2018 Survey)
  • 6 researchers in the top 1% of scientific authors in the world (Clarivate 2019)
  • First global research collaboration pathway via the Master of Research
  • Global MBA ranked #1 in Australia and #6 globally (CEO Magazine 2020)

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Our community

  • More than 44,000 connected students from over 100 countries
  • More than 196,000 alumni from over 140 countries
  • 10,000 degrees awarded annually
  • More than 170 partner universities for student exchange in more than 45 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 Park Innovation District (MPID)
  • 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
  • Only university in Australia with its own metro station
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