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Our world university rankings

We’re regularly ranked in the world’s top 50 universities
Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world.

We excel across an incredible breadth and depth of subjects and disciplines, from arts to architecture, engineering to education, geography to technology. 

QS world rankings

Other world rankings that really matter

We are ranked in the top 80 for four of the other most credible and influential world university rankings.

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25

in Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings 2019

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27

in US News & World Report Rankings 2020

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60

in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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80

in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019


 

Rankings where we are number 1 in Australia

Facts & figures

A to Z snapshot of our subject rankings

We are ranked in the world's top 50 universities for more than 35 subjects.

Subject Australia World Rankings source
Accounting and finance 3 22 QS 2019
Archaeology 2 24 QS 2019
Architecture and the built environment
1 15 QS 2019
Agricultural sciences 2 32 US News and World Report
Anatomy and physiology 2 13 QS 2019
Art and design 4 40 QS 2019
Arts and humanities 1 14 US News and World Report
Business and management studies 4 42 QS 2019
Clinical medicine 2 16 ARWU 2019
Clinical, pre-clinical and health 2 33 THE 2019
Communication and media studies 2 20 QS 2019
Education 1 12 QS 2019
Engineering – civil and structural 2 20 QS 2019
English language and literature 2 18 QS 2019
Geography 3 17 QS 2019
History 2 25 QS 2019
History, philosophy and theology 3 47 THE 2019
Law 2 12 QS 2019
Life sciences 4 51 THE 2019
Medicine 2 18 QS 2019
Metallurgical engineering 4 46 ARWU 2019
Nursing 2 15 QS 2019
Oncology 1 7 US News and World Report
Performing arts
3 28 QS 2019
Pharmacy and pharmacology 2 19 QS 2019
Political sciences 2 49 ARWU 2019
Psychology 4 26 QS 2019
Public health 3 35 ARWU 2019
Social policy and administration
2 28 QS 2019
Social sciences and management 3 27 QS 2019
Space science 2 40 US News and World Report
Sports-related subjects 2 4 QS 2019
Surgery 1 33 US News and World Report
Telecommunication engineering 3 37 ARWU 2019
Transportation science and technology 1 5 ARWU 2019
Veterinary sciences 1 9 QS 2019

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