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University of Melbourne

Parkville, Australia
37th in World University Rankings 2024
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Australia’s number one university

The University of Melbourne is the leading centre of higher education and research in Australia. Founded in 1853, it’s situated in the heart of the world’s most liveable cities.

With a strong research performance, excellence in learning and teaching, and intellectual and social capital, the University is consistently positioned with the world’s leading universities and currently ranked number one in Australia and number 32 in the world.


At a glance

  • 8,500+ staff
  • 65,000+ students
  • 36% of student body international students from over 100 countries
  • 385,000 + alumni, 50,000 of whom live overseas in more than 170 countries
  • $475 million research income in 2017
  • Australia’s largest cohort of research students
  • Seven campuses
  • Located in the heart of the Parkville precinct – Australia’s largest concentration of medical research institutes, hospitals and biotechnology companies
  • Distinctive Melbourne Model curriculum offers different study path from most Australian universities, with 11 undergraduate degrees in nearly 100 major fields of study and 270 professional graduate degrees


Key statistics

  • 11.3 – No of students per staff
  • 40 – Percentage of international students
  • 56.19 – Student ratio of females to males
  • 65,000 – Number of students
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Key Student Statistics

A breakdown of student statistics at the University of Melbourne

  • gender ratio
    Student gender ratio
    58 F : 42 M (1)
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    International student percentage
    47% (1)
  • student per staff
    Students per staff
    25.1 (1)
  • student
    Student total
    51307 (1)

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

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Subjects Taught at the University of Melbourne

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  • General Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Social Sciences59th

  • Sociology
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Geography
  • Communication and Media Studies


  • Psychology

Physical Sciences=72nd

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

Life Sciences36th

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Sport Science
  • Veterinary Science
  • Biological Sciences


  • Law


  • Education

Computer Science55th

  • Computer Science

Arts and Humanities38th

  • Languages, Literature and Linguistics
  • History, Philosophy and Theology
  • Archaeology
  • Art, Performing Art and Design
  • Architecture

Business and Economics41st

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Business and Management
  • Accounting and Finance

Clinical and Health20th

  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Other Health

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