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Western Sydney University

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world rank

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Overview

Established in 1989, Western Sydney University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Penrith (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bankstown, Nirimba, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park, Westmead. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Western Sydney University (WSU) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Western Sydney University (WSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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General Information


Name
Acronym WSU
Founded 1989
Motto Unlimited.
Colours Maroon and white
Screenshot Western Sydney University Screenshot
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Location


Address Locked Bag 1797
Penrith
2751 New South Wales
Australia
Population range 50,000-249,999
Phone +61 (0)2 9852 5222
Fax +61 (0)2 9685 9316
Other locations Bankstown, Nirimba, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta, Penrith, Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park, Westmead
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Course Levels and Areas of Studies


Undergraduate Postgraduate

Pre-Bachelor degrees
PreBachelor degrees

Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees

Master degrees
Master degrees

Doctoral degree
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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Western Sydney University for detailed information on areas of studies and course levels currently offered; the above information matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range


Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students Not reported Not reported
International students Not reported Not reported

Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Western Sydney University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above tuition range information is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Admissions


Gender Admission Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Not reported
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Locked Bag 1797
Penrith 2751
Phone +61 (0)2 9852 5444
1300 897669

Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by area of studies, course level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Western Sydney University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile


Student Enrollment Total Student Enrolment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty and Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit

Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None
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Facilities and Services


Library University Library Yes Go to Western Sydney University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes

Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Western Sydney University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation and Recognition

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition Accreditation Seal

Department of Education and Training, Australia


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA)
  • Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
  • Engineers Australia
  • Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Finance and Treasury Association (FTA)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB)
  • Medical Board of Australia
  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Ltd
  • National Institute for Accountants (NIA)
  • NSW Institute of Teachers
  • NSW Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)
  • Occupational Therapy Australia (OT)
  • Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)
  • Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
  • Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZOG)
  • Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
  • Safety Institute of Australia (SIA) Inc.
  • Statistical Society of Australia Inc. (SSAI)
  • Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)
  • World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)



Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Western Sydney University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in a specific section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • Universities Australia
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)


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