Western Sydney University Rankings
Western Sydney University ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide. As a world-class university, Western is globally recognised for our research strengths and innovations in teaching. That's why international students from over 70 countries choose to study at Western Sydney University every year.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
- Top 2% in the world
- In world's top 300 universities
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings
- Number 10 in Australia among universities under 50 years old
- Number 36 in the world among universities under 50 years old
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
- Top 1.5% of those ranked
- 17th in the world of 1115 who received an overall score
- 3rd in the world for Gender Equality
- 4th in the world in Reducing Inequality
- Ranked Top 10 for four SDGs
- Top 100 for 16 out of the 17 SDGs
- Improved from top 200 to 17th in the world on Climate Action
QS World University Rankings
- Ranked 494 in the world
QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50
- Ranked 61-70 in the world among universities under 50 years old
QS World University Rankings by Subject
QS World University Rankings – star audit
Overall Score: 5 Stars
5 star ranking in the categories:
4 star ranking in the categories:
- Specialist Criteria: Nursing
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) 2020.
Number 1 in Australia and 13 worldwide in Ecology.
We have also been ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia for:
- Agricultural Sciences
- Automation Control
- Civil Engineering
US News Best Global Universities 2020
- Top 20 in Australia
- Top 300 globally
Top 10 in Australia for the following subjects:
For more information, visit the Western Sydney University page on the US News website.
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) - Rankings by Subject
1st in Australia
4th in the World
Leiden Rankings (2016-2019)
Western Sydney University is ranked:
2nd in Australia
3rd in Australia
4th in Australia
5th in Australia
6th in Australia
Top 10 in Australia
University Ranking by Academic Performance
2019 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) subject rankings
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.