Australian National University

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Canberra, Australia
67th in World University Rankings 2024
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Ignite your intellect and shape your world at The Australian National University (ANU)

The Australian National University (ANU) sits at the heart of Australia’s capital, Canberra, on a beautiful garden campus where people from around the world gather to research and study.

As Australia’s only national university, we have more than 75 years’ worth of connections with government and industry. Studying at ANU gives you the opportunity to connect with world-recognised experts and work on solving tomorrow’s big questions. With our five stars for student-to-staff ratio and small class sizes, you’ll be receiving close attention and mentoring.

At ANU, you can also intern with Australian government departments, non-government organisations and some of Australia’s biggest private employers.

It’s no wonder we produce Australia’s most employable graduates (Times Higher Education Global University Employability Rankings 2023-2024). Our unmissable work-ready opportunities are coupled with a strong commitment to teaching excellence: we have more subjects in the world's Top 20 than any other Australian university.

And at ANU, you have the flexibility to follow your heart and your head. As well as 50 single degrees, we offer 599 flexible double degree combinations that can see you graduate with two qualifications. ANU lets you deepen your specialisation or widen your knowledge base and equips you to enter the workforce ahead of the competition.

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Key Statistics

A breakdown of the key statistics at Australian National University

gender ratio
Student gender ratio
52 F : 48 M (1)
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International student percentage
48% (1)
student per staff
Students per staff
15.1 (1)
Student total
17293 (1)

Based on data collected for the (1) World University Rankings 2024

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Subjects Taught at Australian National University

See below for a range of subjects taught at Australian National University

General Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Social Sciences=31st
Politics and International Studies
Communication and Media Studies
Physical Sciences55th
Geology, Environmental, Earth and Marine Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Mathematics and Statistics
Life Sciences61st
Agriculture and Forestry
Biological Sciences
Computer Science79th
Computer Science
Arts and Humanities50th
Languages, Literature and Linguistics
History, Philosophy and Theology
Art, Performing Art and Design
Business and Economics55th
Economics and Econometrics
Business and Management
Accounting and Finance
Clinical and Health101–125th
Medicine and Dentistry
Other Health
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Download in-depth information about Australian National University


International Undergraduate Student Guide.pdf


International Postgraduate Student Guide.pdf