Rankings and ratings

Swinburne has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Our commitment to high-quality teaching and research is reflected in our rankings in a number of prestigious world academic ranking lists. 

We also rate highly for educational experience in The Good Universities Guide, Australia's only comprehensive degree and university ratings guide.

The Good Universities Guide

Swinburne has once again been recognised for the quality of its educational experience by The Good Universities Guide 2016. We have been awarded high ratings for overall satisfaction, generic skills, staff–student ratios and good teaching

Diagram showing five stars for rankings and ratings Overall satisfaction
Diagram showing five stars for rankings and ratings Generic skills
Diagram showing five stars for rankings and ratings Staff–student ratios 
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International rankings

Swinburne has been ranked one of the world's top 400 universities by the prestigious 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). This result places Swinburne among the top 3% of universities in the world. 

Swinburne also achieved a top 100 ranking in the ARWU in the field of physics. This makes Swinburne the only Australian university outside the Group of Eight to achieve a top 100 rating in a science discipline.

Swinburne was named one of the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education University World Rankings 2014–2015. In 2015, Swinburne was ranked for the first time in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 Rankings, an index of the world’s top universities under the age of 50.

Swinburne has also been recognised as having one of the best design schools in the world by the 2015 QS World Rankings of Universities by Subject. The university was one of only four institutions in Melbourne to be listed in the top 100 for the Art and Design subject area.