World's Best Colleges: Top Australian and New Zealand Universities

These are the top Australian and New Zealand universities in 2008.

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Rank   Overall Score
1 Australian National University Australia 92.0
Academic Peer Review Score100 Employer Review Score93 Student to Faculty Score82 International Faculty Score99 International Students Score 91 Citations per Faculty Score 74
2 The University of Sydney Australia 82.4
Academic Peer Review Score99 Employer Review Score97 Student to Faculty Score55 International Faculty Score97 International Students Score 93 Citations per Faculty Score 54
3 The University of Melbourne Australia 82.3
Academic Peer Review Score100 Employer Review Score100 Student to Faculty Score59 International Faculty Score54 International Students Score 96 Citations per Faculty Score 56
4 University of Queensland Australia 80.7
Academic Peer Review Score95 Employer Review Score97 Student to Faculty Score49 International Faculty Score100 International Students Score 78 Citations per Faculty Score 63
5 University of New South Wales Australia 79.8
Academic Peer Review Score97 Employer Review Score99 Student to Faculty Score35 International Faculty Score83 International Students Score 91 Citations per Faculty Score 68
6 Monash University Australia 78.7
Academic Peer Review Score98 Employer Review Score99 Student to Faculty Score52 International Faculty Score99 International Students Score 99 Citations per Faculty Score 37
7 The University of Auckland New Zealand 74.5
Academic Peer Review Score95 Employer Review Score94 Student to Faculty Score36 International Faculty Score94 International Students Score 99 Citations per Faculty Score 42
8 The University of Western Australia Australia 71.3
Academic Peer Review Score72 Employer Review Score88 Student to Faculty Score52 International Faculty Score92 International Students Score 83 Citations per Faculty Score 65
9 University of Adelaide Australia 68.1
Academic Peer Review Score72 Employer Review Score89 Student to Faculty Score39 International Faculty Score87 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 61
10 University of Otago New Zealand 65.3
Academic Peer Review Score73 Employer Review Score75 Student to Faculty Score36 International Faculty Score100 International Students Score 88 Citations per Faculty Score 53
11 Macquarie University Australia 57.1
Academic Peer Review Score65 Employer Review Score87 Student to Faculty Score18 International Faculty Score88 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 41
12 University of Canterbury New Zealand 56.4
Academic Peer Review Score62 Employer Review Score86 Student to Faculty Score24 International Faculty Score99 International Students Score 93 Citations per Faculty Score 37
13 Rmit University Australia 53.7
Academic Peer Review Score60 Employer Review Score92 Student to Faculty Score24 International Faculty Score100 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 22
14 University of Wollongong Australia 53.6
Academic Peer Review Score48 Employer Review Score85 Student to Faculty Score43 International Faculty Score98 International Students Score 96 Citations per Faculty Score 31
15 Queensland University of Technology Australia 53.4
Academic Peer Review Score67 Employer Review Score87 Student to Faculty Score26 International Faculty Score58 International Students Score 62 Citations per Faculty Score 27
16 Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand 51.2
Academic Peer Review Score58 Employer Review Score75 Student to Faculty Score22 International Faculty Score100 International Students Score 92 Citations per Faculty Score 27
17 Curtin University of Technology Australia 50.7
Academic Peer Review Score51 Employer Review Score84 Student to Faculty Score30 International Faculty Score100 International Students Score 100 Citations per Faculty Score 25
18 University of Technology, Sydney Australia 50.5
Academic Peer Review Score52 Employer Review Score94 Student to Faculty Score23 International Faculty Score99 International Students Score 95 Citations per Faculty Score 24
19 La Trobe University Australia 49.2
Academic Peer Review Score55 Employer Review Score63 Student to Faculty Score24 International Faculty Score91 International Students Score 85 Citations per Faculty Score 31
20 Flinders University Australia 46.3
Academic Peer Review Score28 Employer Review Score48 Student to Faculty Score95 International Faculty Score25 International Students Score 83 Citations per Faculty Score 25

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds (www.topuniversities.com)