At Australian Catholic University (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.
We’re a young university, but we are making our mark. We are ranked in the top two per cent of all universities worldwide (1), the top 25 Generation Y universities worldwide (2) and in the top 10 Catholic universities (3). We now have eight campuses around Australia, and a campus in Rome, Italy. From 2021, you can join us at our newest campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney.
We have grown rapidly over the last few years, but you will find us more supportive than ever. Our campuses and classes are the perfect size. 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 first in Australia for graduate employment (4).
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. Our research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.
1Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. 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
2 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020.
3 Based on International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU) members ranked on Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
4 Graduate Outcomes Survey, Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment