Western Sydney University 2020 Ratings and Rankings

The ratings that appear on this site were published in the 2020 edition of The Good Universities Guide.
A five-star rating indicates that Western Sydney University is among the top 20 per cent of institutions for that particular metric.


Student Retention 1%

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 30%

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

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 23:1

The number of students per teaching staff member.

Staff Qualification 75%

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

Starting Salary $58,400

The median salary of graduates from different universities.

Getting a job 66.3%

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

Overall experience 77.8%

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

Skills development 82.3%

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

Student support 74.4%

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

Teaching quality 79.4%

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

Learning resources 86.8%

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

Learner engagement 62.9%

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

First generation 33%

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