Global Rankings

Western Sydney Global University Rankings

Western Sydney University is a world-class university, globally recognised for its research strengths and innovations in teaching. Here's why international students from over 70 countries choose to study at Western Sydney University every year.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings

Western Sydney University has been ranked in the top 10 Young Universities for 2019.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

  • Top 2% in the world
  • In world's top 300 universities
  • Number 1 in the world for addressing gender equality
  • Number 10 in Australia among universities under 50 years old
  • Number 58 in the world among universities under 50 years old
  • Number 70 in Asia-Pacific in 2018

Times Higher Education 2019 Subject rankings

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For more information, visit the Western Sydney University page on the Times Higher Education website.

QS World University Rankings

  • Top 2% in the world
  • Ranked 61-70 in the world among universities under 50 years old
  • Ranked in the top 10 in Australia for Psychology; Communication and Media Studies; and Sociology

QS World University Rankings – star audit

Overall Score: 5 Stars

5 star ranking in the categories:

  • Teaching
  • Employability
  • Internationalisation
  • Facilities
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness

4 star ranking in the categories:

  • Research
  • Specialist Criteria: Nursing

QS World University Rankings - subject areas

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Academic Ranking of World Universities: Top 400

Western Sydney University has been named one of the world's top 400 universities in the prestigious Shanghai Ranking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019.

We have also been ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia for:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) subject rankings

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Top 75

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Top 400

The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) - Rankings by Subject 2017

1st in Australia

4th in the World

University Ranking by Academic Performance

  • Top 2% in the world
  • In world's top 500 universities
  • Number 24 in Oceania

2018 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) subject rankings

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Research ranked at world class or better

85% of the University's assessed research has been ranked at 'world standard or above' in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) national report.

For more information about our achievements in research, visit Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

For more information, visit Research Concentrations.



Research areas that scored a '5' rating identifying them as 'well above world standard' include: 
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences; Biological Sciences; Environmental Sciences; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Cultural Studies; Ecology; Ecological Applications; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Evolutionary Biology; Forestry Sciences; Microbiology; Nursing; Oncology and Carcinogenesis; Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Plant Biology; Soil Sciences; and Zoology.


Research areas that scored a '4' rating identifying them as 'above world standard' include:
Language, Communication and Culture; Mathematical Sciences; Medical and Health Sciences; Psychology and Cognitive Sciences; Applied Mathematics; Biochemistry and Cell Biology; Communication and Media Studies; Environmental Science and Management; Human Geography; Human Movement and Sports Science; Linguistics; Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry; Materials Engineering; Performing Arts and Creative Writing; Psychology; Pure Mathematics; Sociology; and Statistics.


Ranked among top 20 of Australian universities

For achievements in the prestigious Australian Research Council major grants.