The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a globally connected teaching and research institution located in the heart of one of Australia’s—and the world’s—most liveable cities. Founded in 1874, we’re the country’s third-oldest university, South Australia’s clear research leader, and one of the world’s top one per cent.

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a globally connected teaching and research institution located in the heart of one of Australia’s—and the world’s—most liveable cities. Founded in 1874, we’re the country’s third-oldest university, South Australia’s clear research leader, and one of the world’s top one per cent.

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Ratings And Rankings

The ratings for The University of Adelaide are published in The Good Universities Guide 2020 edition. 5 STARS are awarded for results that fall amongst the top 20% of results in the country.

Student Retention
Student Retention

3% of The University of Adelaide students were retained above the national average for universities with similar students.

Student Retention

This rating shows what proportion of students were retained at a higher rate than the national average. For many universities, less than one percent of the student cohort is retained at a higher rate than the national average.

Social Equity
Social Equity

16% of The University of Adelaide students were from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Social Equity

The proportion of domestic students enrolling at each university who come from low socioeconomic or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Student Demand
Student Demand

90% of students at The University of Adelaide achieved entrance scores that are in the medium to high range.

Student Demand

Shows where high-achieving domestic students choose to study by comparing the proportion of commencing students with high ATAR scores at each university.

Student teacher ratio
Student teacher ratio

At The University of Adelaide, there are 20 students per 1 teaching staff member.

Student teacher ratio

The number of students per teaching staff member.

Staff Qualification
Staff Qualification

84% of The University of Adelaide staff hold a Ph.D, Doctorate by research or Doctorate by coursework.

Staff Qualification

This rating looks at the proportion of staff who hold a Ph.D, Doctorate by research or Doctorate by coursework.

Starting Salary
Starting Salary

Graduates from The University of Adelaide earn a median salary of $59,500

Starting Salary

The median salary of graduates from different universities.

Getting a job
Getting a job

63.9% of The University of Adelaide graduates are employed full-time four months after completing their course.

Getting a job

The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course.

Overall experience
Overall experience

78.8% of The University of Adelaide students were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience.

Overall experience

This rating looks at the proportion of students who were satisfied with the overall quality of their educational experience.

Skills development
Skills development

80.5% of The University of Adelaide students were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies.

Skills development

The proportion of students who were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their studies.

Student support
Student support

74.1% of The University of Adelaide students were satisfied with the support they received from their institution.

Student support

The proportion of students who were satisfied with the support they received from their institution.

Teaching quality
Teaching quality

81% of The University of Adelaide students were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced.

Teaching quality

The proportion of students who were satisfied with the quality of teaching they experienced.

Learning resources
Learning resources

83.1% of The University of Adelaide students were satisfied with the learning resources provided by their institution.

Learning resources

The proportion of students who were satisfied with the learning resources provided by their institution.

Learner engagement
Learner engagement

63.6% of The University of Adelaide students felt they were engaged with learning at their institution.

Learner engagement

The proportion of students who felt they were engaged with learning at their institution.

First generation
First generation

20% of The University of Adelaide students came from families where their parents’ education is known and did not exceed Year 12.

First generation

The proportion of domestic students commencing a bachelor degree whose parents’ education is known and did not exceed Year 12.