Global rankings

  • Ranked in the world's Top 50 under 50
    Ranked #25, 2020 THE Young University Rankings
    Ranked #29, 2021 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

  • Top 5 young university in Australia 
    Ranked #4, 2020 THE Young University Rankings

  • #2 young university in Australia for teaching quality
    2020 THE Young University Rankings
  • 5 Star Plus overall rating for excellence
    2020 QS Stars Ratings

  • Rated five stars for excellence in research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation, inclusiveness and innovation
    2020 QS Stars Ratings

UniSA is ranked as one of the world’s best places to study

  • UniSA Business is ranked in top 1% worldwide 
    UniSA Business is one of just 11 institutions in Australia and 191 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2021

  • World top 100 for nursing 
    2021 QS Subject Rankings

  • World top 100 for exercise and sport science
    2021 QS Subject Rankings, Sport-Related Subjects

  • World top 100 for hospitality and leisure management
    2021 QS Subject Rankings

  • World top 125 for law
    2021 THE Subject Rankings

  • World top 150 for education
    2021 THE Subject Rankings

  • World top 100 for exercise and sport science 
    2021 QS Subject Rankings, Sport-Related Subjects

  • World top 150 in computer science
    2021 THE Subject Rankings

  • World top 150 for pharmacy and pharmacology
    2021 QS Subject Rankings

  • World top 150 for business and economics 
    2021 THE Subject Rankings

 Research rankings

  • 100% of our assessed research rated at or above world-class
    2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), 4-digit Fields of Research

  • No.1 in Australia for industry research income
    2021 THE World University Rankings

  • No.1 in Australia for research impact and engagement
    2018 ARC Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI), Combined Impact - Approach to Impact and Engagement on Assessed Fields. 

  • #1 young university in Australia for industry collaborations
    2020 THE Young University Rankings – Industry Income Indicator

South Australian rankings

  • #1 in SA for graduate careers
    ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-20 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

  • #1 in SA for student satisfaction
    ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2019-2020 – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

  • #1 in SA for employer satisfaction
    2020 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey – Overall Satisfaction Indicator
  • #1 in SA for student experience
    ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Quality of Entire Educational Experience. Public SA-founded universities only.

  • #1 in SA for campus facilities
    ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2019-20 – Learning Resources Indicator. Public SA-founded universities only.

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