Rankings and Ratings

We stack up against the world's best

There are over 20,000* universities in the world. We’re in the top 1.5%.

Our research is among the world's best. We rank in the top 1.5 per cent of the world’s  20,000+* universities.

La Trobe University has been ranked in the world’s top 400 universities by all three major independent ranking agencies. That makes us one of the world’s best young universities.

The 2018 QS World University Rankings has La Trobe University ranked 397 in the world, while Times Higher Education World University 2017 rankings placed La Trobe at 392 and ranked us 59th globally in their Golden Age Rankings. These rankings placed La Trobe in the top 1.5 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.

National Taiwan University's 'Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities' evaluates research universities’ achievements in scientific research by comparing the performance of scientific papers in each university for quality and quantity. In 2018 La Trobe was 498th globally, and 173rd in the field of Social Sciences.

In 2017, La Trobe University graduates were rated  second among Victorian universities and eighth nationally by Australian employers for overall satisfaction in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QUILT) Employer Satisfaction Survey with a rating of 86.6 per cent.

We’ve also secured our position among the world's elite institutions, featuring in the top 100 global universities for nursing and hospitality and tourism management related subjects.

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 10 Australian universities and the top three in Victoria.**

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.


Academic Ranking of World Universities

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Times Higher Education World University

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QS World University Rankings

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Excellence in Research for Australia

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* 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.