Australian National University

World University Rankings 2024
World Reputation Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings: Climate action 2023
Acton, Australian Capital Territory, ACT 2601, Australia

About Australian National University

The Australian National University (ANU) was founded in 1946 and is located in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. It’s the only university in the country which was created by the Parliament of Australia.

ANU was reorganised in 2006 to create seven separate colleges, including: arts and social sciences, business and economics, engineering and computer science, law, medicine, biology and environment, and physical and mathematical sciences.

ANU allows students to customise their studies, and study two subjects as part of their degree to multiply qualifications and increase employability after university.

The main campus of ANU extends across the suburb of Acton, which consists of 358 acres of mostly parkland with university buildings landscaped within. With over 10,000 trees on its campus, ANU is known as a sustainable campus. ANU offers a wide range of catered and self-catered student residences and a vibrant campus community within easy walking or cycling distance to the city.

There are four other campuses including Kioloa Coastal Campus in New South Wales, Mount Stromlo Observatory 18km southwest of Canberra city in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), North Australia Research Unit campus approximately 15km drive from Darwin city and Siding Spring Observatory also in New South Wales.

ANU offers plenty of clubs for students to join as well as various volunteering opportunities.

ANU has also established relationships with over 170 universities around the world, carrying out academic exchanges, scientific research cooperation and the opportunity for students to study abroad.

Universities on offer include University of Edinburgh (UK), University of California (US) and University of Auckland (New Zealand).

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Key statistics

  • 48%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 15.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 17,293
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Australian National University

  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Archaeology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Law

    • Law
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry