Facts & Figures

Awards and Rankings

We are, and always have been, about academic excellence. 

At UOW, we’re proud to be among the best modern universities in the world. Throughout our 60-year history, we’ve built an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality. In fact, 2013 was the sixth year in a row that employers ranked our graduates as some of the most career-ready in the world.

We’re in the top 2 per cent of universities world-wide and we’re aiming higher everyday.

Top 2% of universities in the world

  • 276th in the world – QS World University Rankings 2013/2014
  • 298th in the world – Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/2014
  • 352nd in the world – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2013

Globally ranked as one of Australia’s best modern universities

  • 22nd in the world – QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2014
  • 43rd in the world – Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 Rankings 2013

Globally rated a five-star university

  • 5 Star rating – QS World University Rankings 2012/2013
  • For the fourteenth year in a row, the Good Universities guide (2014) awarded UOW five stars in:
    • Getting a Job
    • Graduating Starting Salaries
    • Positive Graduate Outcomes

Top 100 in the world for global graduates

  • 6th year in a row that employers have ranked our graduates in the top 100 universities in the world – QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers Survey 2013


  • 186th in the world for research quality – 2013 Leiden Ranking

Top tier rankings in every discipline

  • Top tier rankings in every discipline category – Australian Government's Learning and Teaching Performance Fund 2008


  • Winner of the national Education and Training Award at the Premier’s NSW Export Awards 2013.


Last reviewed: 10 March, 2014

Awards & Rankings

  • Rank in the Top 2% of universities in the world.
  • Globally ranked as one of Australia's best modern universities
  • 5 Star Rating
  • Top 100 in the world for global graduates

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UOW at a Glance

  • 30,038 students enrolled
  • 11,631 international students
  • 2,091 full time staff
  • 9 campuses
  • 19 research strengths
  • 476 degrees

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