QS Top Universities

The QS World University Rankings are designed to help prospective students make informed comparisons of universities. The rankings are compiled using six simple metrics to effectively capture university performance:

  • academic reputation;
  • employer reputation;
  • faculty/student ratio;
  • citations per faculty;
  • international faculty ratio;
  • international student ratio.
Read more on QS methodology

Overall

Top 400 globally

One of the world’s leading university ranking agencies ranks La Trobe in in the top 400 universities in the world.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings 2020

Arts, social sciences and communications

Top 100 globally

La Trobe's archaeology subjects rank in the top 100 globally.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Archaeology

Top 150 globally

La Trobe ranks in the top 150 globally for our philosophy subjects.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Philosophy

Top 250 globally

QS ranks La Trobe's linguistics subjects in the world's top 250.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Linguistics

Top 250 globally

Our English language and literature subjects are ranked in the world's top 250.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: English Language & Literature

Business and commerce

Top 250 globally

Our accounting and finance subjects are in the world's top 250.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Accounting & Finance

Top 400 globally

La Trobe's business and management subjects are ranked in the top 400 worldwide.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Business & Management Studies

Top 350 globally

Our economics and econometrics subjects rank in the world's top 350.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Economics & Econometrics

Leading online MBA

La Trobe's online MBA is one of the best in Australia and ranks #32 globally.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2019, QS Online MBA Rankings 2019

Top 200 globally

La Trobe's MBA ranks in the global top 200.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2020

Education and teaching

Top 200 globally

The world’s three leading university ranking agencies put La Trobe's education subjects in the top 200.

THE, 2019, World University Rankings 2020 by subject: education; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education; ShanghaiRanking, 2019, ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 - Education

Health

Top 100 globally

Our nursing subjects are ranked in the top 100 in the world.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Nursing

Top 50 globally

La Trobe's sports-related subjects are among the world's best.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Sports-Related Subjects

Top 200 globally

Two of the world’s leading university ranking agencies put La Trobe's psychology subjects in the top 200.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, World University Rankings 2020 by subject: psychology; Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Psychology

IT and engineering

Top 500 globally

Our computer and information systems subjects rank in the world's top 500.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Computer Science & Information Systems

Law

Top 300 globally

We're one of Australia's leading law schools with our subjects ranked in the top 300 in the world.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Law

Science

Top 250 globally

La Trobe's agriculture and forestry subjects are ranked in the world’s top 250.

QS Quacquarelli Symonds, 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Agriculture & Forestry

Top 350 globally

La Trobe's biological science subjects are in the top 350 worldwide.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Biological Sciences

Top 400 globally

Our mathematics subjects rank in the world's top 400.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 2020, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Mathematics