With an incredible breadth and depth of subjects and disciplines offered at the University of Sydney, the university has been regularly ranked among the world’s top 50. A reimagined undergraduate curriculum, intensive research, and excellence in teaching, the University of Sydney ranks among the top 5 Australian universities
As per Times Higher Education Rankings, the University of Sydney rankings have been within top 65 in the world since 2015. Similarly, as per Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World rankings, the university ranks within the top 50 since 2012.
The University of Sydney Business School was recognized by QS for its accounting and finance program among the top 25 in the world for the 7th consecutive year (in 2020). Master of management of the University of Sydney B-School is recognized by The Financial Times ((2013-2019), The Economist (2017-2019), and by QS (2020). The rankings are
The research excellence of University of Sydney is driven and supported by more than 90 research centers. This helps the university for being recognized by various ranking agencies among the best universities in the world. Some of the global rankings of the University of Sydney by popular ranking agencies are as follows:
|Ranking Agency||2020 Rankings||2019 Rankings|
|Times Higher Education||#60||#59|
|ARWU||To be announced||#80|
|NTU||To be announced||#29|
The ranking agencies take account of various factors and focus on institutions for assessing their performance in each. These factors are usually based on students' experience, research intensiveness of a college, teaching excellence, citations, and more. Recognizing various factors of ranking of institutions allows a future aspirant to have a broader picture of the factors that they should consider while planning to pursue a degree abroad. Discussed below are certain world rankings of the University of Sydney along with their criteria or methodology.
QS rankings for the University of Sydney have been consistently between the top 50 institutions in the world. Along with the World Rankings, the University of Sydney is also ranked among the top 5 institutions for its graduate employability rankings.
The factors used by QS to generate these rankings are as follows:
|Citations per Faculty||69.6||20%|
The overall score generated is 77.1 for the University of Sydney QS World Rankings.
QS rankings use the following criteria for ranking the universities for their graduate employability:
|Partnership with Employers||98.4||25%|
|Employer Student Connections||99.2||10%|
|Graduate Employment Rate||95.9||10%|
The overall score is 98. University of Sydney ranks #4 position for its graduate employability.
This is higher than Harvard University graduate employability. The graduate employability is majorly suggestive of how easy do the graduates of masters program from University of Sydney find a job.
The graphical image below depicts the world and graduate employability rankings of University of Sydney for the past 5 years:
*Graduate employability rankings for the year 2021 are yet to be disclosed.
Times Higher education ranking for the University of Sydney (2020) is #60. The parameters on which THE rankings are determined are discussed below followed by the University of Sydney rankings for the past 5 years.
The overall score of University of Sydney as per THE World Ranking’2020 is 69.3.
The University of Sydney is one of the oldest universities in Australia. It currently ranks #27 as per US News Best Global Universities rankings. Among various parameters that US News considers while ranking a university some are highly focussed on the research intensiveness of the university. These are detailed below:
|Ranking Indicators||Relative Ranks||Weightage|
|Global research reputation||#60||12.5%|
|Regional research reputation||#2||12.5%|
|Normalized citation impact||#205||10%|
|Number of publications among 10% most cited||#26||12.5%|
|Percentage of total publication that are among 10% most cited||#223||10%|
|International collaboration- relative to country||#568||5%|
|Number of highly cited papers among top 1% of the field||#31||5%|
|Percentage of total publications that are among top 1% most highly cited papers||#268||5%|
The total score is 78
As per Center of World University Rankings (2020-2021), the University of Sydney is ranked among the top 100 in the world. CWUR ranks a university based on the following parameters:
The University of Sydney currently ranks #98 as per CWUR rankings 2020-21.
Apart from the above-mentioned rankings, some of the agencies that ranked University of Sydney among the top world universities are NTU and ARWU. Given below is a graphical image representing the comparison of these two rankings over the past few years:
The university is recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Australia. It is recognized among the top 5 universities and is known for accelerating a student’s leadership journey.
Some of the national rankings of University of Sydney are:
The University of Sydney offers over 400 subject areas to choose from. Various programs of University of Sydney are ranked by various agencies as the best in the world. Given below are some of the subject rankings of University of Sydney:
|Subjects||QS Ranking (2020)||NTU Rankings (2019)|
|Engineering & Technology||#61||#109|
|Social Science & Management||#25||#17|
|Arts & Humanities||#22||-|
Rankings, where University of Sydney ranked #1 in Australia, are given below along with their world rankings:
Other subjects of the university that are recognized by various ranking agencies are:
|Accounting & Finance||3||22||QS|
|Anatomy & Physiology||4||28||QS|
|Business & Management Studies||3||41||QS|
With ranking among the world’s and nation’s best universities, the University of Sydney ensures its students with education quality that has been challenging traditions for more than 160 years. It also offers the largest mobility program in Australia by partnering with around 250 universities in 40 countries ensuring students with a world-class education and research experience.