Choose ANU

Students choose ANU for lots of reasons. Some come for the strong courses and employability outcomes, others have heard about the academics who led the way in their industries and are mentoring the next generation. Some aren’t sure about Canberra, until they visit our beautiful natural campus, just minutes from the city centre, and they see how close they are to Australia’s game changers.

Studying at ANU can mean interning at Parliament House or combining degrees so you can satisfy your studious and creative sides. It can mean doing field research on the stunning NSW South Coast, or seeing history made in the High Court of Australia.

Australia's most employable graduates

1st for employability, graduate starting salary

ANU consistently ranks highest in national and global graduate surveys for overall employability, as well as starting salary.

Australia's top university

ANU number one

ANU is Australia's top-ranked university, positioned among the world's leading universities. Many of our academic Colleges rank among the strongest in the world.

World-first choice & flexibility

1st for flexibility

ANU has pioneered a range of flexible degree options that put you in charge of your education, ensuring you can develop the skills and expertise you need for your dream career.

Over 170 overseas study destinations

Over 170 overseas study destinations

You can go on a traditional exchange opportunity with one of around 170 partner universities across 35 countries or take advantage of some exclusive opportunities to travel and study overseas only available at ANU.

Guaranteed accommodation

Guaranteed accommodation

ANU offers more homes to students on campus than any other Australian university, and a residential experience that's second-to-none.

Highest qualified teachers

1st for staff qualifications

ANU researchers - your teachers - are the best in their fields. The 2016 Good Universities Guide awards us the maximum 5-star rating for staff qualifications with 86% of our academic staff holding a PhD.

In the world's most liveable city

Canberra - Top location and lifestyle

Australia's capital, Canberra, is a thriving city set within a classic Australian bush landscape. Etched with bike paths and walking trails, and serviced by reliable public transport, it's easy, fast and affordable for students to get around.