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These Aussie unis are in the top 200 in the world – is yours on the list?

The University of Melbourne - Out of the 25 universities in Australia, 10 scored a spot in the top 200 on The Times Higher Education World University Rankings list for 2023

Choosing a university can be fun – but also tricky! Sussing out rankings can help

Out of the 25 universities in Australia, 11 scored a spot in the top 200 on The Times Higher Education World University Rankings list for 2024. How do unis earn a place on this list? Times Higher Education measures performance across four areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook. This time around, 1,904 universities in 108 countries and regions were ranked.

This year there was a lot of movement after Times Higher Education rejigged the methodology and added more than 100 universities to the rankings.

Across the Tasman, the University of Auckland retained its spot at 150th.

Take a look at the list below to see where your current or future uni placed!

World University Rankings List for 2024

#37 University of Melbourne
#54 Monash University
#60 University of Sydney
#67 Australian National University
#70 The University of Queensland
#84 UNSW Sydney
#111 University of Adelaide
#143 The University of Western Australia
#148 University of Technology Sydney
#150 University of Auckland
#180 Macquarie University
#199 Queensland University of Technology


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How to choose a university

Ranking isn’t everything! Here are some other things you should consider when choosing the right uni for you:

  • Does it offer a degree that will help you land your dream career? (Here are five top tips for choosing a degree)
  • Do you like the course content of your chosen degree? Look it over on the uni’s website before committing and double check it’s everything you want it to be.
  • Is it known for being strong in the area you want to study? Scope out their website to find out.
  • Does it have links to industry so you can network with STEM pros in your field even before finishing your degree?
  • What’s the campus like? How far will you have to travel to get there? Does it have student accommodation?
  • What’s the vibe like? Check out student societies, sporting opportunities and upcoming events and activities.
  • How do their facilities rate? Take a tour of the lecture theatres, labs, library and other buildings on Open Day.

RELATED: The A-Z of STEM degrees – see if your uni offers these!

Everything you need to know about going to uni…

Can be found on our Open Day and Changing Preferences pages! Here you’ll find:

And if changing uni preferences is on your mind, we have a complete guide to this, as well as info on:

And if you uni isn’t for you?

That is absolutely fine too! You can kickstart a STEM career without a degree through vocational education and training (VET). Through VET, you equip yourself with practical workplace skills and technical knowledge by studying a certificate and/or diploma, or completing an apprenticeship. These are generally run via TAFE, as well as privately operated training providers or colleges. You can read more about VET here, plus take our quiz to see which VET pathway is right for you.

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