University of South Australia (UNISA) Rankings

By | July 22, 2017

University of South Australia (UNISA) Rankings

University of South Australia (UNISA) world rankings includes it being number =279 on the QS rankings number 251+ on Times (THE) number 433= with US News number 57 with the Times under 50 years old number 25 with the QS under 50 years old. This contributes to UniSA being the number 17 ranked Australian university overall in the world ranking systems. University of South Australia rankings within Australia include being placed at number 14 on the ERA scale (2012) and being a 3 1/2 Star AEN rated university. UniSA also has a student survey satisfaction rating of 84.5% for business 81.9% for health 84% for arts 87.5% for science.

UNISA World Rankings


University of South Australia World Rankings
UniSA Ranking Aus Rank World Rank
Overall 17
QS 16 =279
Times (THE) 11= 251+
US News 20= 433=
CWUR 21 673
Times Under 50 9 57
QS Under 50 6 25
Times Asia / Pacific 12 36


World Rankings Overview

University of South Australia is the number 17 ranked Australian university overall on the world university ranking systems

UNISA QS World Rankings

UniSA is ranked at number =279 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world ranking system which is number 16 in Australia.

UNISA THE Times World Rankings

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

UNISA US News Rankings

UniSA is ranked at number 433= on the US News world university ranking system which is number 20= in Australia.

UNISA CWUR Center for World University Rankings

UniSA is ranked at number 673 on the CWUR Center for World University Rankings system which is number 21 in Australia.

UNISA Times Universities Under 50 Years

UniSA is ranked at number 57 on the TImes Higher Education best world universities under 50 years of age which is number 9 in Australia.

UNISA QS Universities Under 50 Years Old

UniSA is ranked at number 25 on the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) universities under 50 years old ranking system which is number 6 in Australia.

UNISA Times Asia/Pacific Rankings

UniSA is ranked at number 36 on the Times Asia/Pacific ranking system which is number 12 in Australia.

UNISA Australian Rankings


Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Ranking

UniSA is ranked at number 14 on the domestic ERA ranking system (2012)

AEN 5 Star Ranking

UniSA is rated a 3 1/2 Star university on the AEN 5 Star ranking system

Student Survey Positive Ratings

University of South Australia Student Survey Postive Ratings
Area Teach Skill Exp Sat
Business 74.1 87.2 76.4 84.5
Health 91.1 88.8 88.2 81.9
Arts 81 85.3 73.8 84
Science 85.1 90 73.1 87.5


* 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 UniSA

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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