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University of Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

# 72 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
4 Undergraduate programs
5 Postgraduate programs


Institution type Public
Year established
Campus setting Urban
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
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About University of Sydney

The University of Sydney, founded in 1850, is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious. It was ranked in the top 100 universities in the world and is amongst the top four in the country. The University was founded in 1850 as an institution to suit the needs of New South Wales. It was the first university in the world to admit male students only purely on the basis of academic merits. However, during the 1880s, they began admitting women as well, on the same basis as men. The University's scholars and students share a passionate commitment to the transformative power of education. Research at the University of Sydney makes a real difference to understanding today's world and how we work and live in it. The community is also enriched by bringing together people from all social and cultural backgrounds.

University of Sydney students and researchers come from all over the world and all backgrounds to prepare for a life of challenge and change. The University is unique among Australia's leading universities in the breadth of disciplines offered, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs. Sydney is a member of Australia's Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University is also colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities.



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University of Sydney offers students both on and off campus accommodation.

On Campus: 

  • Colleges and halls of residence

Off Campus:

  • Agencies managing furnished properties
  • Homestay agencies
  • Private student residences
  • Private accommodation – independently sourced 


The University of Sydney has a network of teaching campuses spread throughout the Sydney area. The main campus however, is the Camperdown / Darlington campus, well known as the home of our historic sandstone buildings, gargoyles and cloisters, lawns and courtyards. Across all of its campuses the University has lecture theatres, teaching spaces and studios with state-of-the-art facilities, laboratories with the latest technology, clinical schools to support professional development and experimental farms and research stations to put theory into practice. On the campus (Camperdown/Darlington): 

  • Centre for English Teaching
  • The Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
  • The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • The University of Sydney Business School
  • The Faculty of Education and Social Work
  • The Faculty of Engineering
  • The Faculty of Medicine
  • The Faculty of Pharmacy
  • The Faculty of Science
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Science

By train

  • Catch a train to Redfern train station, and then take a 10-minute walk to the main campus. 
  • Free buses run to and from Fisher Library and Redfern station in the evening during semester. 

By bus from the City

  • For stops on Parramatta Road (closest to the Quadrangle) catch routes 412, 413, 435, 436, 437, 438, 440, 461, 480 and M10 from George Street or Railway Square.
  • For stops on City Road (closest to Darlington Campus) catch routes 422, 423, 426, 428 from Castlereagh Street or Railway Square.

Student population

Large (More than 10,000)

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