Rankings and Ratings

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We stack up against the world's best

There are over 28,000* universities in the world. We’re in the top 1.2%.

Our research is among the world's best. We rank in the top 1.2 per cent of the world’s 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.

We continue to improve our world rankings, currently recording a strong result in the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) - La Trobe University is now ranked at 307 in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University rankings 2020 placed La Trobe at 291 and ranked us 52nd globally in their 2019 Golden Age Rankings while the 2020 QS World University Rankings has La Trobe University ranked joint 400th in the world. These rankings placed La Trobe in the top 1.2 per cent of universities globally.

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 2019 La Trobe was 462nd globally (up from 498th in 2018) and 145th in the field of Social Sciences (up from 173rd in 2018).

La Trobe ranks well for employability, as demonstrated in the 2018/2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings in which the University ranks 14th in Australia and fourth in Victoria (and in the top 300 universities globally). For graduate employment rate – the number of graduates in full or part time employment within 12 months of graduation – La Trobe ranks ninth in Australia and 129th in the world. La Trobe’s reputation amongst employers is further demonstrated with our graduates rated  second among Victorian universities and eighth nationally by Australian employers for overall satisfaction in the 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Employer Satisfaction Survey with a rating of 86.6 per cent.

We’ve also secured our position among the world's elite institutions, featuring 39th in the world in sports-related subjects, and in the top 100 global universities for nursing, archaeology, philosophy plus hospitality and tourism management related subjects. (Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject; Shanghai Rankings)

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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* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 | Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities 2019
** 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 2018 QS World University Rankings.
**** According to the QS Best Student Cities and the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings.