Why Taylors

Facts and Figures

The University of Sydney is one of Australia's largest and most prestigious universities. Established in 1850, it is Australia's first university, and a member of the 'Group of Eight', Australia's premier research intensive universities. It is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and amongst the top four in Australia. Our current enrolment of more than 50,000 students (including over 10,000 international students representing 147 nationalities), enjoy an academic experience of the highest quality.

Facts and fugures (31 march, 2012) 
Number of undergraduate students 
Number of postgraduate coursework students 
Number of postgraduate research students 
Total number of students 
Number of international students 
Countries represented in the student population 
Number of alumni 
Number of faculties 
Number of research Centres of Excellence 
Number of staff 
Number of books in the University library 
5.2 million+* 
Student clubs and societies 
200+ (43 sports)* 
QS world university ranking 
38 (3rd in Australia) 
Shanghai Jiao Tong world university ranking 
96 (4th in Australia) 
THES world university ranking 
58 (3rd in Australia) 
Scimago Institutions rankings for scientific research 
53 (1st in Australia) 

* As of March 2011

The University of Sydney is located in Sydney, Australia's most dynamic, exciting and culturally diverse city. Heritagelisted, sandstone buildings stand side-by-side with ultramodern sophisticated ones on the main campus, which is surrounded by green park lands. It is also conveniently
situated within close proximity to the city's Central Business District and also to Sydney's world-renowned, stunning ocean beaches.

The University's academic and teaching resources include Australia's largest university library, and state-of-the-art technical, computing and research facilities. The University offers the widest range of research programs in Australia and is one of the top recipients of Australian government research funding. Sydney's alumni include many high profile graduates placed in prominent and influential positions in both the public and private sectors across the world.

The faculty is a mix of local and internationally recruited academics with extensive teaching, business and industry expertise. They bring years of knowledge gained from research in their respective fields into the classroom, providing students with a stimulating academic environment. The University has an exceptional staff/student ratio with smaller, more personal classes, allowing lecturers to cater to the students' individual
needs. The extra-curricular sporting and recreational amenities, clubs and societies available to students are second to none. Sydney's student support services have been rated as the best at any Australian university.

Since its inception, The University of Sydney has built an enviable reputation for quality, credibility and integrity, and is held in high esteem by its students, staff, alumni, business, industry and government. The University is committed to maximising the potential of everyone in the global community it serves, seeking to develop curious minds that embrace challenge and change. The University helps seek knowledge, reveal new perspectives and devise solutions. Over the past 160 years, The University of Sydney has maintained a long and proud tradition of excellence in education, and is relentless in its efforts to provide a fertile environment where the brightest minds flourish.

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