The top pharmacy schools in Australia for 2017 are

  1. University of South Australia
  2. University of Tasmania
  3. Monash University

Uni Reviews ranked Australian universities by a formula using:

  • pharmacy school size (student numbers)
  • student and graduate satisfaction with pharmacy courses (% satisfied)
  • indicative graduate salaries (based on pay, study and unemployment rates).

University of South Australia

The School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences at UniSA is Australia’s top pharmacy school in 2017.

The School has solid scores for all 3 quality indicators: size, satisfaction and graduate salaries.

University of Tasmania

The pharmacy program at the UTAS School of Medicine is ranked 2nd in Australia.

The program has a high course satisfaction rating (88%) and graduates fare well in the job market ($45,000 indicative starting salary).

Monash University

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash is in the top 3 for Pharmacy subject rankings in 2017.

The Faculty is estimated to be the largest in Australia.

Pharmacy School Rankings

RankPharmacy SchoolSize*SatisfactionGrad salaryPoints
1University of South Australia54387%$42,731194
2University of Tasmania14488%$45,000175
3Monash University89083%$38,588151
4Curtin University26592%$39,061130
5James Cook University12596%$39,591130
6University of Queensland55484%$38,535124
7Queensland University of Technology18989%$38,77399
8University of Sydney47374%$38,72970
9La Trobe University13287%$38,00068
10Charles Sturt University9378%$38,04021

Updated: 13 November 2016

* Combined sample size for student course satisfaction surveys.

Universities with small sample sizes for satisfaction or salary components are omitted from overall ranking.

Student Course Satisfaction

RankPharmacy SchoolGraduatesStudentsOverall
1James Cook University100%91%96%
2University of New England91%93%
3Curtin University89%92%92%
4Queensland University of Technology95%83%89%
5RMIT University86%88%
6University of Tasmania92%84%88%
7Griffith University85%87%
8La Trobe University94%79%87%
9University of South Australia91%81%87%
10University of Queensland81%84%84%
11Monash University88%78%83%
12University of Canberra79%82%
13University of Newcastle79%81%
14Charles Sturt University82%73%78%
15University of Sydney65%75%74%

Sources: Course Experience Questionnaire (2014-2015), University Experience Survey (2014-2015)

Universities are ranked by graduate satisfaction. For further details, see Course Ratings by Students.

Indicative Graduate Salaries

RankUniversityEmployedStudyingOtherSalary
1University of Tasmania88%12%0%$45,000
2University of South Australia91%8%1%$42,731
3James Cook University91%7%2%$39,591
4Curtin University94%2%4%$39,061
5Queensland University of Technology91%4%5%$38,773
6University of Sydney84%12%5%$38,729
7Monash University64%31%5%$38,588
8University of Queensland83%11%6%$38,535
9Charles Sturt University91%5%4%$38,040
10La Trobe University90%10%0%$38,000

Source: Graduate Destinations Survey (2013-2015)

The indicative graduate salary accounts for low incomes of unemployed graduates.

For further details, see Graduate Salaries by University.