At ACU we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone. At the same time, we are a university committed to standing for something clear. We stand up for people in need and causes that matter. Our students want to make an impact, and we’re giving them the skills to succeed.
ACU is a young university, but it’s making its mark. We are ranked in the top 50 of Generation Y universities worldwide1 and in the top 10 Catholic universities2 – alongside Georgetown University and Boston College in the US. We now have seven campuses around Australia, and a campus in Rome, Italy.
The University has grown rapidly over the last few years, but you will find us more supportive than ever. Our campuses and classes are the perfect size, and you won’t get lost in the crowd. Your lecturers will know your name, and you’ll make great friends and strong networks.
We know that the best way to get ahead is hands-on, practical experience. That’s why our campuses have world-class facilities like nursing simulation labs, fully functioning ambulances, art galleries and moot courts. All our courses offer work placements, internships with leading companies, or volunteering opportunities. And the results speak for themselves – we’re top three in Australia for undergraduate employment.3
ACU offers programs in allied health, business, creative arts, early childhood education, global studies, humanities and social sciences, inclusive education and disability studies, information technology, law, nursing, midwifery and paramedicine, nutrition and biomedical science, philosophy, psychology, public health and administration, sport and exercise science, teaching and education, and theology.
We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. Our research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia,
and around the world.
1Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018
2Based on International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) members ranked on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017/2018
3Graduate Outcomes Survey, overall employment rate, domestic undergraduate cohort, 2017