An ACU education builds on the Catholic understanding of faith and reason working together in pursuit of knowledge and promotion of human dignity and the common good.
An ACU education seeks to transform lives and communities. Students are challenged to look beyond the classroom, solve real world problems, develop their own search for meaning, and cultivate strong professional ethics. They are invited to stand up for people in need and causes that matter.
ACU is open to all. As is common with great Catholic institutions the world over, the university is inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day – regardless of their faith or tradition.
ACU is a young university making a serious impact. Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and in the top 10 Catholic universities **, ACU is also first in Australia for graduate employment***. The university has eight campuses around Australia and a campus in Rome, Italy. Opportunities for personal and professional growth are critical to ACU. This is a university of service, so much so that it is built into the curricula. All ACU courses offer work placements, internships, or volunteering opportunities.
* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. Percentage calculated as ACU’s world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2019, Palgrave MacMillan.
** International Federation of Catholic Universities members ranked on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
*** Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment.