Australian National University

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Ranking of Australian National University

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Popular open research university Australian National University (ANU) was founded more than 50 years ago. Among the top 100 universities in the world, ANU was included by major rating publishers. Amongst some of the top 50 universities in the world, it has been listed by QS (Top Universities) since 2017. Academic reputation, faculty-student ratio, and citations per professor all received high marks for ANU. Additionally, from 2016 to 2020, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking) ranked it in the top 100 universities worldwide.

It is among top 100 academic institutions worldwide according to two more reputable rating services, THE (Times Higher Education) and US News & World Report. ANU was ranked 47th by THE in 2017 but is now ranked 59th by THE in 2021. ANU has consistently ranked among the top universities according to US News & World Report. From 2018 to 2021, it fluctuated in the 60th to 70th spot on the rankings.

Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings69766776NA
QS - World University Ranking2024293127
THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking4849505954
US News & World Report - Global Universities6669696456


Course Ranking

Even while QS and THE have consistently placed ANU outside of the top 100 programmes, both publishers have gradually stopped including it. ANU's QS (Global MBA) ranking has increased from 151-200 in 2020 to 121-130 in 2021, nevertheless. This represents a remarkable advancement in just one year. THE (Times Higher Education) has lowered ANU's position in its PG Business and Economics ranking from 36 in 2018 to 69 in 2021.

The engineering and technology rankings from QS and THE clearly demonstrate how well-known ANU's engineering programme is. It was ranked 46th by QS in 2017, but that rating dropped to 71st in 2020. The same way, THE ranked it from 66th in 2018 to 101-125th in 2021. In addition to this, it was consistently ranked among the top 100 programmes in THE's PG Computers list from 2017 to 2021.

Ranking for Business Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Accounting & Finance27394042NA
QS - Global MBANA131-140151-200121-130131-140
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics3650636980
Ranking for Engineering Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Engineering and Technology46617179NA
QS - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings51-100101-150101-150101-150NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology667681101-12593
Ranking for Computers Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers 8369656556
Ranking for Science Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics Rankings201-300201-300201-300151-200NA
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings32312828NA
QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings44424540NA
QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings44445051-100NA
QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings22313950NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings4547475665
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Psychology Rankings6261616777
Ranking for Humanities Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences Rankings183076-10051-75NA
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Sociology Ranking101-150101-150101-150101-150NA
QS - Performing Arts Rankings34453751-100NA
QS - Politics Rankings81089NA
QS - QS - Art & Design Rankings51-10051-10051-100101-150NA
QS - QS - Sociology Rankings1310913NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts & Humanities Rankings3333333529
Ranking for Medicine Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Nursing Rankings201-300201-300151-200101-150NA
QS - QS - Medicine Rankings51-10051-10051-10051-100NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings7357717381
Ranking for Law Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking51-7547101-150101-150NA
QS - QS - Law Rankings12151717NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law Rankings4253424628


QS Rankings


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US News


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Everything you need to know about Australian National University
Where is Australian National University located?
Australian National University is located in Canberra, Australia
How much does it cost to study in Australian National University?
The average first year cost to study in Australian National University is INR 3543228
What is the acceptance rate for Australian National University?
Australian National University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%
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