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Monash University is ranked amongst the world's most prestigious universities.

Graduating with a degree from a university in the world's top one per cent adds significant value to your resume. Our global reputation ensures you are recognised for your skills and talent – no matter where in the world you choose to pursue your dreams.

We measure ourselves against international standards.

University rankings

Monash is ranked:

  • in the top one per cent of world universities – 91st in the world – according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2013-2014)
  • the 69th university in the world according to the 2013/2014 QS World University Rankings
  • in the top 150 world universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Discipline rankings

Monash is ranked:

  • the best university in Australia for Engineering, Technology and Computer Science (ranked equal first) (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2013)
  • 38th in the world for Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health (Times Higher Education, 2013 – 2014)
  • 45th in the world for Arts and Humanities (Times Higher Education, 2013 – 2014)
  • 49th in the world for Engineering and Technology (Times Higher Education, 2013 – 2014).

Subject rankings

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (2014) rates us:

  • the best university in Australia for Chemistry
  • one of the two best universities in Australia for Computer Science (equal first)

The QS World University Rankings (2014) rates us:

  • the best university in Australia for Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • the best university in Australia for Communications and Media.

And the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2014) rates us:

  • sixth in the world for Education
  • eighth in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  • 16th in the world for Law
  • 17th in the world for Linguistics
  • 19th in the world for Communication and Media Studies
  • 20th in the world for Accounting and Finance
  • 22nd in the world for Chemical Engineering
  • 23rd in the world for Geography
  • 24th in the world for Economics and Econometrics
  • 27th in the world for English Language and Literature
  • 30th in the world for Sociology
  • 30th in the world for Civil Engineering
  • in the top 50 for 18 subjects.
Group of Eight founding member
Group of Eight founding member

In Australia

Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of leading Australian universities recognised for their excellence in teaching and research. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are more likely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities.

The Good Universities Guide provides independent ratings for Australian degrees and universities. In the 2013 guide, Monash achieved:


5 stars (maximum rating) for:

  • Student-staff ratio
  • Research intensivity
  • Cultural diversity
  • Research grants
  • Generic skills
  • Staff qualifications.

4 stars for:

  • Student demand
  • Getting a job
  • Positive graduate outcomes
  • Graduate satisfaction
  • Teaching quality.

Student demand

In 2011:

  • we were the most popular choice for the high-achieving top 5 per cent of Victorian students
  • twenty-five per cent of Victorian school leavers placed Monash as their preferred choice for 2011.

But it's not all about numbers. Read how our students make the most of their Monash experience.