Western Sydney University

country rank  23
world rank  575

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University Overview

Established in 1989, Western Sydney University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in 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, Liverpool City, Parramatta South, Parramatta City, Penrith, Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park, Westmead. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, Western Sydney University (WSU) is a very large (uniRank 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. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym WSU
Founded 1989
Motto Unlimited.
Colours Maroon and white

University Location

Address Locked Bag 1797
Penrith (population range: 50,000-249,999)
2751 New South Wales
T +61 (0)2 9852 5222
F +61 (0)2 9685 9316
Other locations Bankstown, Nirimba, Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Liverpool City, Parramatta South, Parramatta City, Penrith, Sydney City, Sydney Olympic Park, Westmead

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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University Admissions

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

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 40,000-44,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Continuous
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Sydney University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Department of Education and Training, Australia

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM)
  • Australian Community Workers Association
  • Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
  • Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
  • Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMAC)
  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • CFA Institute
  • CPA Australia
  • Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA)
  • Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
  • Diversional Therapy Australia (DTA)
  • Engineers Australia
  • Environmental Health Australia
  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Finance and Treasury Association (FTA)
  • Financial Planning Association (FPA)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB)
  • Media Foundation of Australia (MFA)
  • 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)
  • Occupational Therapy Council
  • 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)

Memberships and Affiliations

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

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019