Where are the Australia’s top ranked universities?

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Every end of the year, many high school graduates will graduate and enrol to many top Australian universities as well as international student will flood in to attend university’s induction before the classes are officially commence. The first week is always exciting as there are many workshops representative trying to lured first year university students to join their clubs.  

While attending the first week of university can be very nerve wrecking but there is something more important to check off which is a place to live for the students. Scouting for a place to stay near the campus can be a hassle especially if students are tight with budget, limited timeframe to scout and has preference on the distance travel to campus. 

To begin the process lets look into the top 20 universities in Australia and also the surrounding suburbs that can be a good reference for students to rent. The list is based on the latest round of QS World University Rankings, with universities in the same range ordered alphabetically. QS assesses the universities according to five core criteria; teaching, research, innovation, community engagement and international outlook.

The University of Melbourne remains Australia’s top university, ranking number 33 in the world. It’s no surprise that surrounding suburb Parkville has a proportionately high demographic of young independents. The following are the list of the nation’s top universities. 

University of Melbourne, Victoria 
National ranking: 1
World Ranking: 33
Suburb surrounding main campus: Parkville
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Burnley campus
Creswick campus
Southbank campus
Werribee campus

Australian National University, Canberra 
National ranking: 2
World ranking: 45
Suburb surrounding main campus: Acton 

University of Sydney, New South Wales 
National ranking: 3
World ranking: 60
Suburbs surrounding main campus: Camperdown & Darlington
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Camden campus
Conservatorium
Cumberland campus
Mallett Street campus
Rozelle campus
St James campus
Surry Hills campus

University of Queensland, Queensland
National ranking: 4
World ranking: 65
Suburb surrounding main campus: St Lucia
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Herston campus
Ipswich campus

Monash University, Victoria 
National ranking: 5
World ranking: 83
Suburb surrounding main campus: Clayton
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Berwick campus
Caulfield campus
Parkville campus
Peninsula campus

University of New South Wales, New South Wales 
National ranking: 6
World ranking: 109
Suburb surrounding main campus: Kensington
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Cliffbrook campus
David Phillips Field campus
Manly Vale campus
Paddington campus
Randwick campus
UNSW Canberra
UNSW CBD campus

University of Western Australia, Western Australia 
National ranking: 7
World ranking: 157
Suburb surrounding main campus: Crawley
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Albany campus
Claremont campus

University of Adelaide, Adelaide
National ranking: 8
World ranking: 164
Suburb surrounding main campus: Adelaide
Properties available near satellite campuses:
The Waite campus
Thebarton campus

RMIT University, Victoria  
National ranking: 9
World ranking: 250 – 300 
Suburb surrounding main campus: Melbourne 
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Melbourne CBD campus
Bundoora campus
Brunswick campus

University of Technology, Sydney, New South Wales 
National ranking: 9
World ranking: 226-250
Suburb surrounding main campus: Sydney
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Kuring-gai campus

The University of Newcastle, New South Wales 
National ranking: 10
World ranking: 251-275
Suburb surrounding main campus: Callaghan
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Central Coast campus
Newcastle City Precinct
Port Macquarie campus

University of Wollongong, New South Wales 
National ranking: 11
World ranking: 276-300
Suburb surrounding main campus: Wollongong
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Batemans Bay campus
Bega campus
Southern Highlands campus
Southern Sydney campus

Queensland University of Technology, Queensland 
National ranking: 11
World ranking: 276-300
Suburb surrounding main campus: Brisbane City
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Kelvin Grove campus

University of South Australia, South Australia 
National ranking: 11
World ranking: 276-300
Suburb surrounding main campus: Adelaide
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Magill campus
Mawson Lakes campus
Mount Gambier campus
Whyalla campus

Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory   
National ranking: 14
World ranking: 301-350
Suburb surrounding main campus: Casuarina
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Alice Springs campus
CDU Darwin Waterfront
CDU Melbourne
CDU Sydney

Deakin University, Victoria 
National ranking: 14
World ranking: 301-350
Suburb surrounding main campus: Burwood
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Geelong Waterfront campus
Geelong Waurn Ponds campus

Macquarie University, New South Wales 
National ranking: 14
World ranking: 301-350
Suburb surrounding main campus: North Ryde
Properties available near satellite campuses:
City campus

Curtin University, Western Australia 
National ranking: 17
World ranking: 351-400
Suburb surrounding main campus: Bentley
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Curtin Graduate School of Business
Shenton Park campus 

Murdoch University, Perth 
National ranking: 17
World ranking: 351-400
Suburb surrounding main campus: Murdoch
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Peel campus
Rockingham Campus

University of Western Sydney, New South Wales 
National ranking: 17
World ranking: 351-400
Suburb surrounding main campus: Parramatta
Properties available near satellite campuses:
Bankstown campus
Campbelltown campus
Hawkesbury campus
Nirimba/Blacktown campus
Penrith campus