Australian Catholic University Profile

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university funded by the Australian Government, offering undergraduate and postgraduate education in disciplines including arts, business, business information systems, education, educational leadership, exercise science, environmental science, music, midwifery, nursing, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology, social work, social sciences, theology, religious education and visual arts and design.

ACU has the following Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Faculty of Business; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Health Sciences; Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

The University is a member of the publicly-funded national system of Australian universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. ACU is part of the Australian network of New Generation Universities.

ACU was the first university in Australia to submit community engagement as an audit theme to AUQA. The audit was highly successful.

Ranking Profile:

- It has achieved a number of coveted 'five-star' performance ratings in The Good Universities Guide (2010 edition). The University performed particularly well in the area of indigenous participation, with four out of the six campuses receiving the highest ratings in their individual states for this category. The Brisbane Campus and Canberra Campus were given five stars for indigenous participation and proportion given credit for TAFE studies. The North Sydney and Strathfield campuses were give five stars for indigenous participation. The Melbourne Campus was given four stars for student-staff ratio.

- ACU was rated five stars for staff qualifications, Good Universities Guide 2008.

* Profile of other Australian institutions:

University of Canberra Rankings

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Ratings

CQUniversity Australia Profile