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Macquarie University

country rank  9
world rank  306

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Founded in 1964, the Macquarie University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the metropolis of Sydney (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), New South Wales. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, Macquarie University (MU) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. Macquarie University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 59-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this Australian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, 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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very large-sized
Total Enrollment


least selective
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University Identity

Acronym MU
Founded 1964
Motto And gladly teche
Colours Green, gold and white

University Location

Address Balaclava Road, North Ryde
2109 New South Wales
Tel +61 (0)2 9850 7111
Fax +61 (0)2 9850 7433

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Study Areas and Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities?

Generalist universities offer a broad range of subjects and courses that allow students to explore different fields of study, or study areas, before choosing a major. They also provide students with a well-rounded education that can be applied to many different careers. On the other hand, specialized universities focus on a specific field of study and offer more in-depth courses and training in that field. This can be beneficial for students who know exactly what they want to do and want to gain specialized knowledge and skills in their chosen field.
Most higher education institutions offer a range of degree levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate degrees. However, some universities may offer more degree levels than others. In particular, larger-sized universities usually offer a wider selection of undergraduate and postgraduate degree types and levels.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the Macquarie University's academic range and degree level offering.

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Programs and courses


What are University programs and courses?

University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.

Programs and courses

uniRank publishes the following list of Macquarie University 's programs and courses or, if not available, the main fields of study for each level and type of degree offered; feel free to submit any missing course or program.

Bachelor of Ancient History
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Hospitality and Tourism
  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computing and Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of e-Business
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Health
  • Bachelor of Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Communication
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Marine Science
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Optical Technology
  • Bachelor of Planning
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma Geographic Information
  • Graduate Diploma in Anthropology
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Philosophy
  • Graduate Diploma in Women's Studies
  • Master of International Environmental Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Ancient History
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Anthropology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Economics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Childrens Literature
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Communication in Professions and Organisations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies and Culture Change
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Early Childhood
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Geography
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Environmental Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Security Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade and Commerce Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Laboratory Quality Analysis and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Operations Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Behavour
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Policy and Applied Social Research
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Social Health
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Conservation
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Educational Leadership
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Translation and Interpreting Pedagogy
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Actuarial Practice
  • Master of Advanced Surgery
  • Master of Advanced Translation
  • Master of Ageing and Health
  • Master of Applied Finance
  • Master of Applied Linguistics
  • Master of Applied Statistics
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Banking and Financial Regulation
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Chiropractic
  • Master of Clinical Audiology
  • Master of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Master of Clinical Psychology
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Commercial Law
  • Master of Communication Disorders
  • Master of Communication in Professions and Organisations
  • Master of Conference Interpreting
  • Master of Consulting
  • Master of Development Studies and Culture Change
  • Master of Early Childhood
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Education in ICT
  • Master of Educational Leadership
  • Master of Engineering Management
  • Master of Environmental Education
  • Master of Environmental Management
  • Master of Environmental Science
  • Master of Geographical Education
  • Master of Geoscience
  • Master of Higher Education
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of International Relations
  • Master of International Security Studies
  • Master of International Trade and Commerce Law
  • Master of Laboratory Quality Analysis and Management
  • Master of Laws in International Environmental Law
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Museum Studies
  • Master of Organisational Psychology
  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Master of Policy and Applied Social Research
  • Master of Politics and Public Policy
  • Master of Recording Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Social Health
  • Master of Special Education
  • Master of Speech and Language Pathology
  • Master of Surgery
  • Master of Sustainable Development
  • Master of Teaching
  • Master of Telecommunications Engineering
  • Master of Translating and Interpreting
  • Master of Wildlife Conservation
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
  • Doctor of Applied Linguistics
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Environment)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Arts)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business and Commerce)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Human Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Faculty of Science)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Graduate School of Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Information and Communication Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Linguistics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Advanced Medicine
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Statistics
  • Doctor of Philosphy (Division of Law)
  • Doctor of Psychology
  • Yearly Tuition


    Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study...

    However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the Macquarie University's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Australia's cost of living.

    Yearly Tuition Range Matrix

    This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the Macquarie University.

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    Admissions Info


    Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer...

    Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.

    Admission Info and stats

    uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the Macquarie University's admission policy and statistics.

    Admission Info

    uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the Macquarie University.

    Admission Gender

    This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

    Admission Selection

    Has the Macquarie University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

    Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

    Macquarie University's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

    International Admissions

    International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

    Admission Office Admission Office

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    Size and Profile


    University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why...

    • Resources: a larger university may have more resources available to its students, including research facilities, libraries, and extracurricular activities. However, a smaller university may offer a more personalized experience and smaller class sizes.
    • Diversity: the size and profile of a university can impact the diversity of its student body, faculty and curriculum. Larger universities may attract more international students and offer a wider range of academic programs, while smaller universities may have a more homogenous population.
    • Networking: a larger university may offer more opportunities for networking and building connections with other students and professionals in your field, but smaller universities may offer a tighter-knit community and more personalized networking opportunities.
    • Quality of Education: a university with a lower student-staff ratio typically means that students will receive more personalized attention from their instructors. This can lead to more individualized instruction, more opportunities for feedback and guidance and a better learning experience overall.
    • Location: campus setting can have an impact on students' access to resources, cost of living, transportation, social life and safety.
    • Religious affiliation: while it may not be the most important factor for everyone, understanding the religious affiliation of a university can help students determine if it aligns with their personal beliefs and provide a unique academic and spiritual experience.

    Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.

    Size and Profile

    uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the Macquarie University.

    Student Enrollment

    Macquarie University has a student enrollment range of 40,000-44,999 making it a very large-sized institution.

    Academic Staff

    This institution has a range of 1,000-1,499 academic employees (Faculty).

    Control Type Control Type

    Macquarie University is a public higher education institution.

    Entity Type

    Macquarie University is a non-profit higher education institution.

    Academic Calendar

    This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

    Campus Setting Campus Setting

    This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

    Religious Affiliation

    The Macquarie University does not have any religious affiliation.

    Facilities and Services


    What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the Macquarie University offer?

    University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.

    Facilities and Services

    uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the Macquarie University.


    This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the Macquarie University's Library


    This higher education institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.

    Sport Facilities

    This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

    Financial Aids

    This higher education institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.

    Study Abroad

    This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

    Distance Learning

    This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses.

    Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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    Career Services Career Services

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    Recognition and Accreditation


    There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system...

    • Institutional legal recognition: institutional legal recognition of a University refers to the formal recognition of the university's legal status by the government of a country. Legally recognized higher education institutions are chartered, registered and/or licensed by government bodies to be legal entities authorized to teach at the tertiary level.
    • Institutional accreditation: institutional accreditation is a type of additional quality assessment that evaluates the overall quality of an institution as a whole. Institutional accrediting bodies assess a University's overall mission, governance, leadership, faculty qualifications, student support services, financial stability and academic offering. Institutional accreditation is a concept that mainly exists in the US higher education system and a few other countries. So if you plan to study in the United States make sure that the University you choose is not only registered or licensed but officially accredited by a recognized accrediting body. In the US uniRank only includes accredited institutions.
    • Programmatic or specialized accreditation: programmatic or specialized accreditation, on the other hand, is a type of accreditation that evaluates and accredits specific academic programs within a University. Programmatic accreditation, granted by specialized national or international accrediting bodies, assesses the quality and rigor of a program's curriculum, faculty qualifications, student outcomes and resources and is focused on ensuring that a specific program or course meets industry standards and requirements.

    uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.

    Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

    The Macquarie University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

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    Online Courses

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    This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.

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