College of Business and Economics, Australian National University
I chose ANU and CBE mainly because of the rankings and how much I liked the campus. My admission counselor recommended me ANU after seeing the success of one of the clients he had sent to ANU. I did apply to some other universities in the G8 category but ANU was always my first preference. Although it being expensive for international students I reckon it is going to be worth it.
All of them are highly qualified, competent and well accredited but it still really is subject matter to the course you're taking and if you're attending lectures or seeing them online.
I submitted the TOEFL and SAT along with my year 12 results and certificates of my extracurricular activities. I got a 109/120 in TOEFL, 1430/1600 in sat, 86% in my year 12th examinations and had a lot of impressive things including founding a startup on my resume. I opted for a finance degree because of my dream of becoming an investment banker one day for which I am passionate.
For a regular bachelor's program, one can be looking at a fee of about 40k to 45k along with around 16k annual living expenses.
The trend around the university is starting to live on campus and then moving out of campus when you're halfway through the degree. The accommodations are social, friendly and involving. The charges can go from 230$ to 470$ a week according to the student accommodation you go for.
ANU CBE does provide a sense of security when it comes to getting a job after completing your degree. Since it is the best university in Australia nothing but the best of the companies come for recruitments.
A wide range of scholarships are provided based on academic credit, sports performance, need, nationality and other criteria. I am on a 10k scholarship from the CBE.