Charles Darwin University (CDU) Rankings

By | July 21, 2017

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Rankings

Charles Darwin University (CDU) world rankings includes it being number 651+ on the QS rankings number 251+ on Times (THE) number 803= with US News number 31= with the Times under 50 years old number 91+ with the QS under 50 years old. This contributes to CDU being the number 25 ranked Australian university overall in the world ranking systems. Charles Darwin University rankings within Australia include being placed at number 22 on the ERA scale (2012) and being a 3 Star AEN rated university. CDU also has a student survey satisfaction rating of 83.9% for business 81.5% for health 81.1% for arts 84.2% for science.

CDU World Rankings


Charles Darwin University World Rankings
CDU Ranking Aus Rank World Rank
Overall 25
QS 29 651+
Times (THE) 11= 251+
US News 29 803=
CWUR 27 902
Times Under 50 3 31=
QS Under 50 14= 91+
Times Asia / Pacific =13 =38


CDU World Rankings Overview

Charles Darwin University is the number 25 ranked Australian university overall on the world university ranking systems

CDU QS World Rankings

CDU is ranked at number 651+ on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number 29 in Australia.

CDU THE Times World Rankings

CDU is ranked at number 251+ on the Times Higher Education world university ranking system which is number 11= in Australia.

CDU US News Rankings

CDU is ranked at number 803= on the US News world university ranking system which is number 29 in Australia.

CDU CWUR Center for World University Rankings

CDU is ranked at number 902 on the CWUR Center for World University Rankings system which is number 27 in Australia.

CDU Times Universities Under 50 Years

CDU is ranked at number 31= on the TImes Higher Education best world universities under 50 years of age which is number 3 in Australia.

CDU QS Universities Under 50 Years Old

CDU is ranked at number 91+ on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) universities under 50 years old ranking system which is number 14= in Australia.

CDU Times Asia/Pacific Rankings

CDU is ranked at number =38 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number =13 in Australia.

CDU Australian Rankings


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking

CDU is ranked at number 22 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)

AEN 5 Star Ranking

CDU is rated a 3 Star university on the AEN 5 Star ranking system

Student Survey Positive Ratings

Charles Darwin University Student Survey Postive Ratings
Area Teach Skill Exp Sat
Business 73.2 80.6 71.4 83.9
Health 69.9 76.8 71.2 81.5
Arts 85.2 86.2 79.4 81.1
Science 78.2 80.7 79.1 84.2


* Teach refers to the student perception of teaching quality and good teaching scale

* Skill refers to the the generic skills scale measuring student perceptions of skills development

* Exp refers to the quality of the educational experience

* Sat refers to the overall satisfaction rate at CDU

Rankings Warning

University rankings generally focus on a number of variables which are not relevant to all students. Most of the ranking systems are heavily biased towards universities with research-intensive profiles and age-related reputations. However, many universities do not have a research focus and have not had the history to develop an age-related reputation. Instead these universities might focus on vocationally-oriented studies such as teaching, nursing and other health sciences, welfare studies, design, fashion, journalism and many other career-based studies. Interested parties should therefore be aware that ranking systems generally promote well-established more traditional universities and do not give much credit to universities, especially younger universities, which might be more focused on producing job-ready graduates for a diverse range of careers.


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