Reputation and ranking

We’re young, but we’re making our mark on the world stage. See how ACU measures up in university rankings, research quality, graduate outcomes, subject strengths and more.


Measuring our impact

At ACU, we give our students, staff and researchers the tools to build a better world. And the world is starting to take notice. 


See for yourself how we’re making strides in key areas such as global rankings, research, graduate outcomes and student satisfaction.

Research excellence

Our institutes, centres and faculties boast internationally renowned scholars and produce world-leading research.Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluates the quality of research produced in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks.

We rank equal first for five fields of research in Australia:

psychology,nursing,public health and health services,human movement and sports sciences

religion and religious studies.5,

Subject rankings

We are recognised globally as a leader in a range of subject specialisations.We are ranked seventh in sport science in Australia and 26th globally.6,We are ranked 41st in the world for nursing.7,We are one of the top 75 universities for education worldwide.7

Student satisfaction


ACU provides a student experience like no other. But don’t take our word for it – ask our students.

83% domestic undergraduate student satisfaction for course quality.8

89% international student satisfaction for program content.9

Our undergraduate students rank us among the top 10 Australian universities for overall satisfaction.10,We’ve been awarded five stars for overall experience, learner engagement and skills development.12

Graduate outcomes


With a range of industry partnerships and work integrated learning options, we’re a proud leader in graduate employability. We’re one of the top three universities in Australia for graduate employment.11,We’ve been awarded five stars for full-time employment.12,91% of ACU graduates are employed overall, with 79% in full-time employment (2017, domestic undergraduate students).11



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Established Year

1 January 1991



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