Rank University Graduates Students
01 University of Wollongong 90% 85%
02 University of New England 88% 83%
03 Bond University 87% 90%
04 University of the Sunshine Coast 87% 88%
05 Deakin University 87% 82%
06 Monash University 86% 81%
07 Swinburne University of Technology 86% 78%
08 Edith Cowan University 86% 84%
09 Australian National University 86% 80%
10 University of South Australia 85% 79%
11 Griffith University 85% 83%
12 University of Western Sydney 85% 76%
13 Queensland University of Technology 84% 82%
14 James Cook University 84% 79%
15 University of Adelaide 84% 79%
16 University of Melbourne 84% 82%
17 University of Queensland 83% 81%
18 University of Newcastle 83% 82%
19 Macquarie University 83% 80%
20 Flinders University 83% 80%
21 Charles Darwin University 82% 76%
22 Federation University Australia 82% 82%
23 Murdoch University 82% 82%
24 University of New South Wales 81% 78%
25 University of Technology, Sydney 81% 78%
26 University of Southern Queensland 81% 80%
27 La Trobe University 81% 78%
28 Central Queensland University 81% 77%
29 University of Tasmania 81% 76%
30 University of Western Australia 80% 75%
31 University of Canberra 80% 79%
32 Curtin University 80% 79%
33 Australian Catholic University 80% 81%
34 Southern Cross University 79% 78%
35 University of Sydney 79% 77%
36 RMIT University 78% 77%
37 Charles Sturt University 77% 77%
38 Victoria University 73% 74%
n/a University of Divinity* 92% 86%
n/a University of Notre Dame^ 88% 89%

Updated: 5 October 2015

Sources

  • Course Experience Questionnaire (2013-2014)
  • University Experience Survey (2013-2014)

Notes

* Only open to students learning Christian ministry and theology (religious training colleges)
^ Private university for students with Roman Catholic beliefs

University Ratings Measures

Graduate Satisfaction %

Proportion of recent graduates who, overall, are satisfied with their course (survey estimate).

  • The survey is done some months after students graduate.
  • Graduates can look back on their whole study and job-search experience.

Student Satisfaction %

Proportion of current university students who, overall, are satisfied with their educational experience (survey estimate).

  • Current students tend to focus on teaching quality and student services.

Australia’s Top Unis for Students

Happy Australian university students.The stats on student satisfaction don’t lie. For the best unis, 85 – 90 % of graduates are happy with their course experience. That shows the university is doing a generally good job.

1. University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong always does well on measures of teaching quality. It is Australia’s number 1 public university for graduate satisfaction. For those who don’t know about it, UOW is on the east coast about 80 km south of Sydney.

2. University of New England

UNE is mainly an online university, though thousands of students also attend on-campus classes in Armidale.

3. Bond University

Bond University is a private university. Students can live on the Gold Coast (a popular tourist destination) and enjoy excellent services. As well as being top 3 for graduate satisfaction, Bond has the highest satisfaction rate for current students.

4. University of the Sunshine Coast

USC is a relatively new and small university situated near bushland in the Sunshine Coast region. Obviously, it is doing something right.

5. Deakin University

Deakin is a large university that is able to achieve high students ratings despite its size. It has campuses in Melbourne, Geelong and regional Victoria.