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University of Sydney (SYDNEY) world rankings 2016-2017 includes it being number 50 on the QS rankings number 61 on Times (THE) number 83 on ARWU number 45= with US News. This contributes to Sydney being the number 3 ranked Australian university overall in the world ranking systems. University of Sydney rankings within Australia include being placed at number 2 on the ERA scale (2012) and being a 5 Star AEN rated university. Sydney also has a student survey satisfaction rating of 82.4% for business 73.6% for health 88.9% for arts 87.4% for science.

World Rankings


University of Sydney World Rankings
Sydney RankingAus RankWorld Rank
Overall 3
QS 5 50
Times (THE) 3 61
AWRU 4 83
US News 2 45=
CWUR 2 95
Times Asia / Pacific 4 11
QS Employability 1 4

World Rankings Overview

University of Sydney is the number 3 ranked Australian university overall on the world university ranking systems

QS World Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 50 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number 5 in Australia.

THE Times World Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 61 on the Times Higher Education world university ranking system which is number 3 in Australia.

Academic Rankings World Universities (ARWU) Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 83 on the ARWU world university ranking system which is number 4 in Australia.

US News Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 45= on the US News world university ranking system which is number 2 in Australia.

CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 95 on the CWUR Center for World University Rankings system which is number 2 in Australia.

Times Asia/Pacific Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 11 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number 4 in Australia.

QS Graduate Employability Rankings

Sydney is ranked at number 4 on the QS Graduate Employability ranking system which is number 1 in Australia.

Australian Rankings


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking

Sydney is ranked at number 2 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)

AEN 5 Star Ranking

Sydney is rated a 5 Star university on the overall AEN 5 Star Ranking System

Graduate Survey AEN Star Ratings

University of Sydney Graduate Survey AEN Star Ratings
Full-time Study University of Sydney Full-time Study 5 Star Rating
Full-time Employment University of Sydney Full-time Employment 4 Star Rating
Median Salary University of Sydney Median Salary 3 Star Rating

Student Survey Positive Ratings

University of Sydney Student Survey Postive Ratings
AreaTeachSkillExpSat
Business 80.5 84.5 82.9 82.4
Health 81.6 81.5 79.6 73.6
Arts 87.4 86.3 74.7 88.9
Science 84.7 87.1 78.9 87.4

* Teach refers to the student perception of teaching quality and good teaching scale

* Skill refers to the the generic skills scale measuring student perceptions of skills development

* Exp refers to the quality of the educational experience

* Sat refers to the overall satisfaction rate at Sydney

Rankings Warning

University rankings generally focus on a number of variables which are not relevant to all students. Most of the ranking systems are heavily biased towards universities with research-intensive profiles and age-related reputations. However, many universities do not have a research focus and have not had the history to develop an age-related reputation. Instead these universities might focus on vocationally-oriented studies such as teaching, nursing and other health sciences, welfare studies, design, fashion, journalism and many other career-based studies. Interested parties should therefore be aware that ranking systems generally promote well-established more traditional universities and do not give much credit to universities, especially younger universities, which might be more focused on producing job-ready graduates for a diverse range of careers.





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