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Southern Cross University

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Founded in 1994, the Southern Cross University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the rural setting of the small city of Lismore (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New South Wales. This institution also has a branch campus in Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, Southern Cross University (SCU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. Southern Cross University (SCU) 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 30-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Australian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SCU 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.

University Snapshot


Southern Cross University's Control Typepublic


Southern Cross University's Entity Typenon-profit


Southern Cross University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Southern Cross University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym SCU
Founded 1994
Motto A New Way to Think
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University Location

Address Military Road
2480 New South Wales
Southern Cross University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Southern Cross University Phone Number +61 (0)2 6620 3000
Southern Cross University Fax Number +61 (0)2 6620 3700
Other locations Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

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

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Southern Cross University's Tuition Fees 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 Southern Cross University.

Southern Cross University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
12,500-14,999 US$
(11,390-13,670 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Southern Cross University's admission information.

Southern Cross University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Southern Cross University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Southern Cross University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Southern Cross University's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Southern Cross University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Southern Cross University has more than 3000 international students.

Southern Cross University's Admission Office Admission Office

Military Road
Lismore 2480
(0)2 6620 3876

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Southern Cross University.

Southern Cross University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Southern Cross University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Southern Cross University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 300-399 academic employees (Faculty).

Southern Cross University's Control Type Control Type

Southern Cross University is a public higher education institution.

Southern Cross University's Entity Type Entity Type

Southern Cross University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Southern Cross University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Southern Cross University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Trimesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Southern Cross University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Southern Cross University's main facilities:

Southern Cross University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Southern Cross University's Library

Southern Cross University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Southern Cross University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Southern Cross University's main services:

Southern Cross University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Southern Cross University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Southern Cross University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Southern Cross University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Southern Cross University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

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... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Southern Cross University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Southern Cross University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Southern Cross University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • National ELT Accreditation Scheme Limited (NEAS)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Southern Cross University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Universities Australia

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Southern Cross University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Southern Cross University's Facebook page Southern Cross University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Southern Cross University's X (formerly Twitter) page Southern Cross University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Southern Cross University's YouTube channel Southern Cross University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Southern Cross University's Instagram page Southern Cross University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Southern Cross University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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