Rankings and Ratings
Our research is among the world's best. We rank in the top two percent of the world’s 20,000+* universities.
2017 marks La Trobe University’s 50th birthday. And this year, we’re celebrating with our best-ever overall research ranking. We have been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities, by all three major independent ranking agencies, and moved to #56 in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings. That makes us one of the world’s best young universities.
The 2017 QS World University Rankings has La Trobe University ranked 360 in the world, an improvement of 26 positions from the 2016 ranking of 386. The rankings placed La Trobe in the top 1.4 per cent of universities globally.
We continue to improve our world rankings, currently recording our best ever result in the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). La Trobe University is now ranked at 301 in the world, a leap of more than 200 ARWU places in just two years - to be Australia's most improved university.
In 2016 we were ranked in the QS top 50 under 50 for the first time, and we achieved our best-ever ranking of 336 in the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities. We also came in at 377 in the Times Higher Education World University 2016 rankings.
A 2015 independent research assessment of our world-class research and industry connections was undertaken by the Australian Federal Government, which further strengthened our position, propelling us into the top ten Australian universities and the top three in Victoria.**
We’ve also secured our position among the world's elite institutions, featuring in the top 100 global universities for archaeology, hospitality and leisure management, nursing, sociology, and sports-related subjects.
La Trobe’s location also means we’re well-placed for continuing research success. Melbourne is ranked fifth among the world’s best student cities, and Australia is rated fourth in the world for higher education system strength .****
La Trobe University is a trusted and respected research partner to industry and government and our future is looking brighter than ever.
* Webometrics ranks universities based on their web presence: the 2017 ranking identifies 24,000 universities. (Source)
** For the numbers of research fields rated at ‘well above world standard’ in the latest government Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) survey.
*** For subjects assessed in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.
**** According to the QS Best Student Cities and the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings.