Facts and figures

Three Arts students

To help you build a picture of what Sydney University is like, we've put together some key facts and figures about the University and its activities – from the number of student enrolments we have to how many sporting clubs are on campus.

  • Year of foundation: 1850
  • Student enrolments: 51,394*
  • Academic staff: 3,350*
  • Number of alumni worldwide: 270,000
  • Number of countries represented by student body: 134
  • Student union clubs and societies: 200+
  • Sporting clubs: 43
  • Items in the University's Library: more than 5.2 million
  • Number of student exchange agreements: 286 (in more than 30 countries)
  • Chancellor: Belinda Hutchinson AM
  • Vice-Chancellor and Principal: Dr Michael Spence

* As at 31 March 2013