The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a dynamic institution renowned for the quality of its teaching and research, fast-growing national and international presence, and mission to empower students with the skills to make a positive impact on the world.
The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2023) and a top 50 young university (THE Young University Rankings 2023). It is also rankedin in the top 10 Catholic universities (THE World University Rankings 2023).
Its top subjects include:
- No.14 worldwide for Nursing (Shanghai Ranking, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023)
- Top 35 worldwide for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
- Top 40 worldwide for Exercise Science (Shanghai Ranking, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023)
- Top 50 worldwide for Education (Shanghai Ranking, Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023)
With seven campuses across Australia in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (Blacktown, North Sydney and Strathfield), and an international campus in Rome, Italy, ACU places its students at the centre of a vibrant network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities.
Students at ACU grow in a supportive environment that integrates the theory of learning with the practice of work. ACU’s active engagement with industry partners gives students ample opportunity for professional placements, hands-on work experience and meaningful community service.
ACU’s number seven ranking for graduate employment in Australia (Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal 2022) reflects its commitment prepare its students for life beyond study. This is highly regarded by students, who rate the University five stars for its learner engagement, skills development, and full-time employment (Good Universities Guide 2023).
Research at ACU, evaluated by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), is also rated well above world-class in a significant number of areas.
ACU prides itself on providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Its multicultural campuses reflect a diverse student community and offer various extracurricular activities, providing students a holistic and impactful higher education experience.