Repute: 5.0Ratings: 4.5Results: 4.6ANU scores top marks for reputation due to its high world rankings. It is also scores well on course ratings and graduate results (with many progressing to advanced degrees).
Repute: 3.7Ratings: 4.7Results: 4.7UOW is always rated highly by graduates in terms of teaching and course quality. It also has a growing research reputation and produces excellent salary results for graduates.
Repute: 4.2Ratings: 3.3Results: 5.0UWA is Australia's top university for results, with graduates on generous salaries and many doing further study. UWA also achieves high academic rankings.
Repute: 4.9Ratings: 2.6Results: 4.9Melbourne Uni is the second best university in Australia for academic research reputation and graduate outcomes. It is only let down by mediocre ratings for undergraduate courses.
Repute: 4.5Ratings: 3.4Results: 4.5UNSW is a prestigious university that is ranked very highly in terms of academic reputation and graduate results. Course satisfaction rates are also above average.
Repute: 4.1Ratings: 3.2Results: 4.8Adelaide performs exceptionally well in terms of graduate salaries and rates of further study. It also has a strong research reputation and above-average course satisfaction rates.
Repute: 4.6Ratings: 3.8Results: 3.4UQ is Brisbane's highest ranking university for research. It also scores well on course ratings. Graduate outcomes are above average but unexceptional.
Repute: 4.4Ratings: 4.3Results: 2.7Monash scores very highly on research reputation and course ratings. Graduates results are average, perhaps reflecting the university's size - it is Australia's largest.
Repute: 4.7Ratings: 1.8Results: 4.3Sydney Uni is one of Australia's top ranked universities for research. Its graduates enjoy good salaries but express relatively low satisfaction with courses.
Repute: 1.4Ratings: 4.9Results: 3.8UNE, a mostly distance education university, gets exceptionally high course satisfaction ratings. Students enjoy good salaries soon after graduating.
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 4.8Results: 4.1Notre Dame receives high course ratings from recent graduates, perhaps reflecting the pastoral care they receive while studying plus good salary and employment rates after graduation.
Repute: 2.7Ratings: 4.6Results: 2.1Deakin has a solid international reputation for academic research. Courses satisfaction rates among recent graduates are close to the highest for an Australian university.
Gold Coast, QLD
Repute: 2.3Ratings: 5.0Results: 1.8Bond is not especially well known for academic research. Graduate salaries are also unremarkable. But Bond receives the highest course satisfaction ratings.
Repute: 1.5Ratings: 4.1Results: 3.2UWS has high rates of overall satisfaction with courses across its 6 campuses in Sydney's western suburbs. It also achieves solid results for graduate salaries and employment.
Repute: 3.6Ratings: 2.8Results: 2.2QUT has a good reputation globally on the strength of its technology-focused research activities. Course satisfaction ratings are solid as well.
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 4.4Results: 3.3ECU is not noted for academic research but is highly rated for teaching, with high student satisfaction. Graduate employment rates and salaries are also strong.
Repute: 2.9Ratings: 4.0Results: 1.6UniSA has a significant global reputation for research without being one of Australia's top ranked universities. It also gets high course satisfaction ratings.
Repute: 2.6Ratings: 3.6Results: 2.3La Trobe gets strong course satisfaction ratings across its suburban, regional and inner-city campuses. La Trobe promotes innovative, goal-based teaching.
Repute: 2.4Ratings: 2.9Results: 3.1UTas is an all-round kind of university. It is recognised for research, gets solid course satisfaction ratings and its graduates do nicely in terms of salaries, employment and further study.
Repute: 1.8Ratings: 3.7Results: 2.9Murdoch has a modest reputation for academic research but is rated highly in the Australian Graduate Survey. The Survey also reports solid salary and employment results.
Repute: 3.2Ratings: 3.1Results: 2.0Newcastle Uni is above average in academic reputation and for course satisfaction ratings. Its ranking is hurt by below-average salary and employment outcomes for graduates.
Repute: 3.5Ratings: 2.3Results: 2.4Curtin is one of Australia's higher ranking universities in international tables. Its course ratings and graduate salaries are about average though.
Repute: 1.3Ratings: 2.4Results: 4.4USQ has only a small reputation for academic research and gets average course ratings. But the mainly distance education uni achieves strong salary and employment outcomes.
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 3.5Results: 3.6FedUni is a small regional university that is popular with international students. It gets good course satisfaction ratings and employment results for graduates.
Repute: 2.1Ratings: 1.7Results: 4.2CDU has more distance education students than people studying at its facilities across the Northern Territory. It does best in terms of graduate salaries and employment.
Repute: 3.8Ratings: 2.7Results: 1.1UTS is strongly ranked in the traditional rankings based on academic reputation. It is about average for course ratings and does relatively poorly in terms of graduate outcomes.
Brisbane & Gold Coast, QLD
Repute: 3.1Ratings: 2.5Results: 1.9Griffith is an average kind of university based on performance measures. It has a solid reputation internationally, has average course ratings and is a bit below par on graduate outcomes.
Repute: 2.8Ratings: 2.0Results: 2.5JCU has an international research reputation in tropical and marine fields. Course ratings are not as high as most universities while graduate outcomes are about average.
Repute: 1.7Ratings: 1.6Results: 4.0UCan has a modest reputation and tends to suffer from comparisons with ANU, its prestigious neighbour. Nonetheless, UCan graduates do well in the job market.
Repute: 2.2Ratings: 2.2Results: 2.8Flinders is a humble university in suburban Adelaide. It does OK on reputation, ratings and graduate outcomes without excelling on any of the three performance measures.
Repute: 4.0Ratings: 1.9Results: 1.2Macquarie is often ranked among Australia's top 10 universities. But graduates are not especially happy with courses overall and fare poorly in terms of salaries and employment.
Repute: 1.9Ratings: 3.9Results: 1.3Swinburne's technology-related research gives it an international academic profile. A goal-based teaching style produces strong course ratings but mediocre graduate salaries.
NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 2.1Results: 3.5ACU does not have a significant academic reputation. Although course ratings are below average, (mostly female) graduates do well in terms of employment rates and salaries.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 4.2Results: 1.4USC is a small university without a significant research reputation. It is rated highly by graduates for course satisfaction even though graduate pay outcomes are relatively weak.
Repute: 3.3Ratings: 1.5Results: 1.5RMIT is one of Australia's better known research universities. It rates quite poorly for course satisfaction (relative to others) and graduate outcomes are also mediocre.
NSW, VIC, ACT
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 1.4Results: 3.9CSU does best in the area of graduate outcomes, which is often the case for universities with mostly distance education students. Course ratings are low and CSU lacks a world ranking.
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 1.1Results: 3.7CQU does not have a big reputation and performs relatively poorly in terms of course satisfaction. But graduates receive good salaries and have high employment rates.
Repute: 1.2Ratings: 1.2Results: 2.6Vic Uni is as much a vocational training institution as a university. It has an applied focus and performs OK in terms of graduate salaries and employment.
Repute: 1.0Ratings: 1.3Results: 1.7SCU performs poorly on all three measures and is Australia's bottom ranked university. It is a regional operator that partly specialises in distance education.
Repute: 1.0Ratings: ?Results: ?Divinity Uni is a new, small university that brings together a group of Christian theological colleges. There is insufficient data to rate or rank Divinity Uni.
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