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The University of Adelaide

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world rank  220

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Founded in 1874, The University of Adelaide is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Adelaide (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), South Australia. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, The University of Adelaide (UofA) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. The University of Adelaide (UofA) 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 149-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 70-79% making this Australian higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UofA 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


moderately selective
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University Identity

Acronym UofA
Founded 1874
Motto Sub Cruce Lumen
The light under the Southern Cross

University Location

Address North Terrace
5005 South Australia
Tel +61 (0)8 8303 4455
Fax +61 (0)8 8303 4401

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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 The University of Adelaide'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 The University of Adelaide '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 Accounting
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science
  • Bachelor of Agriculture
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Corporate Finance
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Bachelor of Design Studies
  • Bachelor of Development Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Studies
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Science
  • Bachelor of Media
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Music Studies
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Oenology
  • Bachelor of Oral Health
  • Bachelor of Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Teaching
  • Bachelor of Wine Marketing
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Business
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics
  • Graduate Diploma in Architecture
  • Graduate Diploma in Art History
  • Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry
  • Graduate Diploma in Computer Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing
  • Graduate Diploma in Design Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Policy and Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Forensic Odontology
  • Graduate Diploma in Global Wealth Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Grief and Palliative Care Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Graduate Diploma in International Economics
  • Graduate Diploma in International Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Graduate Diploma in Mathematical Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Music
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Oenology
  • Graduate Diploma in Physics
  • Graduate Diploma in Plant Health and Biosecurity
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology Commercialisation
  • Graduate Diploma in Spatial Information Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
  • Graduate Diploma in Urban Habitat Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Viticulture
  • Graduate Diploma in Water Resource Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Wine Business
  • Graduate Diploma of Design in Digital Media
  • Master in Plant Health and Biosecurity
  • Master of Accounting and Finance
  • Master of Accounting and Marketing
  • Master of Accounting and Performance Management
  • Master of Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Master of Agricultural Business
  • Master of Applied Economics
  • Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Applied Project Management
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Biotechnology
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Law
  • Master of Business Research
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Comparative Laws
  • Master of Computer Science
  • Master of Computing and Innovation
  • Master of Dental Surgery
  • Master of Design in Digital Media
  • Master of Design Studies
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Environmental Policy and Management
  • Master of Environmental Studies
  • Master of Finance and Business Economics
  • Master of Geostatistics
  • Master of Grief and Palliative Care Counselling
  • Master of Health Economics and Policy
  • Master of Horticulture
  • Master of Information Technology
  • Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Marine Engineering
  • Master of Mathematical Science
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing Science
  • Master of Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Master of Oenology
  • Master of Ophthalmology
  • Master of Petroleum Business Management
  • Master of Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Planning
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Psychology
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science and Technology Commercialisation
  • Master of Software Engineering
  • Master of Soil Management and Conservation
  • Master of Spatial Information Science
  • Master of Strategy
  • Master of Sustainability
  • Master of Urban Habitat Management
  • Master of Viticulture
  • Master of Water Resource Management
  • Master of Wine Business
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Clinical Denistry
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Nursing
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Agricultural Science and Natural Resource Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business Administration)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Commerce)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Dentistry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Law)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematical and Computer Sciences)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine and Surgery)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Music)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Sciences)
  • 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 The University of Adelaide'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 The University of Adelaide.

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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 The University of Adelaide's admission policy and statistics.

    Admission Info

    uniRank publishes below some basic admission information for the The University of Adelaide.

    Admission Gender

    This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

    Admission Selection

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

    Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

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

    International Admissions

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

    Admission Office Admission Office

    North Terrace
    Adelaide 5005
    (0)8 8303 5208

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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 The University of Adelaide.

    Student Enrollment

    The University of Adelaide has a student enrollment range of 30,000-34,999 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

    The University of Adelaide is a public higher education institution.

    Entity Type

    The University of Adelaide is a non-profit higher education institution.

    Academic Calendar

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    Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

    Religious Affiliation

    The The University of Adelaide does not have any religious affiliation.

    Facilities and Services


    What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the The University of Adelaide 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 The University of Adelaide.


    This institution has a physical Library for its students. Go to the The University of Adelaide'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 The University of Adelaide 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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