Located on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia. As of 2016, Sydney had just over five million residents, over 40% of which were born overseas. Sydney city boasts a thriving cultural scene and strong economy, with a significant concentration of domestic and foreign banks and corporations. Sydney is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities, although this is balanced by its being one of the world’s most expensive cities in terms of everyday expenses and rental prices. Students wanting to study in Sydney need to be prepared for the high cost of living here.
Sydney’s climate is relatively warm and humid throughout the year, rarely dropping below 8 °C. Cultural and historical attractions include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney Tower and various museums.
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University of New South Wales (UNSW or UNSW Australia): Established in 1949, UNSW has its main campus at Kensington, with smaller campuses at Paddington, Sydney CBD, Randwick and Coogee (as well as UNSW@ADFA in Canberra). It total, the university had approximately 54,000 students in 2015, including 17,000 international students. A member of the Group of Eight (Go8) and Universitas 21, UNSW maintains research partnerships with over 200 universities around the world. It is commonly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, and among the top 10 in Australia. UNSW is renowned for its law, accounting and finance and civil and structural engineering programs (all ranked in the top 20 worldwide).
University of Sydney (USyd): Australia’s oldest university (established in 1850), USyd’s main campus is ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful campuses and the University of Sydney Library boasts the largest academic collection in the southern hemisphere. The university is a member of the Group of Eight (Go8), Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia–African Universities Network (AAUN) and the Worldwide Universities Network. USyd is commonly ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide and among the top 10 in Australia, as are most of its programs.
Macquarie University (MQ): MQ boasts the largest student exchange program in Australia. It also possesses an extensive collection of artwork and scientific and historical pieces, and is equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities to support the university’s elite sporting teams. The university enjoys a close and formal relationship with a number of corporations in a variety of fields and is the publisher of the Macquarie Dictionary (the standard reference on Australian English). Comprised of five faculties, the Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (one of the highest ranked business schools in the world), MQ is consistently ranked among the top 300 universities worldwide and among the top 10 in Australia. MQ is noted for the high quality of its Arts and Humanities programs (commonly ranked among the top 20 worldwide), as well as its environmental sciences and ecology research, linguistics, psychology and earth and marine sciences.
University of Technology Sydney (UTS): Renowned for the mix of architectural styles across is campus, its ‘technology focus’ and strong sporting culture, UTS is commonly ranked among the top 300 universities worldwide and among the top 10 in Australia. A relatively young university, UTS had 40,700 students enrolled in 2015, is part of the Australian Technology Network of universities and enjoys a close relationship with Australian industry.
Western Sydney University (formerly University of Western Sydney): Rebranded in 2015, Western Sydney University’s origins in the amalgamation of several campuses has resulted in a strong sense of history and culture among each individual campus and a variety of campus locations: Bankstown (Milperra), Blacktown (Quakers Hill), Campbelltown (south-western Sydney), Hawkesbury (Hawkesbury Valley near Richmond), Parramatta (Rydalmere) and Penrith (Kingswood and Werrington North). The university is organised into nine schools and had 44,800 students enrolled in 2015. Western Sydney University is consistently ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 20 in Australia.
Australian Catholic University (ACU): Open to persons of all beliefs and backgrounds and consisting of seven campuses in Australia—Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney (North Sydney and Strathfield)—and one in Rome, ACU has rapidly expanded its student numbers and research involvement in recent years, and maintains relationships with over 190 universities worldwide, including the global network of Catholic Universities.
University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) (secondary campus): UNDA maintains a satellite campus in Sydney, which offers courses from the schools of Arts and Sciences, Business, Philosophy and Theology, Law, Medicine, Education and Nursing.
University of Wollongong (UOW) (secondary campuses): UOW maintains secondary campuses in the Sydney CBD (the Sydney Business School, or SBS), southern Sydney (Loftus campus) and south-western Sydney (Liverpool campus).
University of Newcastle (UoN) (secondary campus): UoN has a secondary campus located in the Sydney CBD. This campus provides short courses and a number of postgraduate degree programs from the Faculty of Business and Law and the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.