56points

University of Melbourne

67points

University of Sydney

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University of Melbourne vs University of Sydney

University of Melbourne
University of Sydney
University of Melbourne
University of Sydney
56
points
67
points

Why is University of Melbourne better than University of Sydney?

  • 34 higher position on Times Higher Education ranking
    28vs62
  • 42 higher position in ARWU universities ranking
    56vs98

Why is University of Sydney better than University of Melbourne?

  • 12076$ lower cost of room and board
    10354$vs22430$
  • 1600000 bigger library collection
    5200000vs3600000
  • 115 more partner universities and research institutions
    286vs171
  • 24 higher position in U.S. News World's Best Universities ranking
    39vs63
  • 4394 more enrolled students
    51394vs47000
  • 4 more medical facilities
    6vs2
  • 53 more extracurricular activities offered
    243vs190
  • 5 more years since its establishment
    1850vs1855

Key facts and rankings

General info

1.number of partner universities

171

286

Number of partner universities and research institutions shows how big are students' opportunities for exchanges and conducting research abroad. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

University of Rome La Sapienza

914

2.alumni network

279000

270000

An alumni association is an association of graduates or, more broadly, of former students (alumni). In the United Kingdom and the United States, alumni of universities, colleges, schools (especially independent schools), fraternities, and sororities often form groups with alumni from the same organization. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

University of Illinois at Chicago

600000

3.extracurricular activities

190

243

A wide range of extracurricular activities, like sports, drama, choir classes, research trips, ect. shows that university supports not only academical interests of students but also their hobbies. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Pennsylvania State University

1200

4.student unions

150

200

A students' union, student government, free student union, student senate, students' association, guild of students or government of student body is a student organization present in many colleges and universities and many high schools. In higher education, the students' union is often accorded its own building on the campus, dedicated to social, organisational activities, representation and academic support of the membership. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Arizona State University

1100

5.endowment

1.06$ billion

0.74$ billion

A financial endowment is a transfer of money and/or property donated to an institution. In the United States, the endowment is often integral to the financial health of educational institutions. Alumni or friends of institution sometimes contribute capital to the endowment. Source: Wikipedia, 2019.

Best

Harvard University

32$ billion

6.academic staff

3586

3081

Number of academic staff. Data is obtained from national agencies such as National Ministry of Education, National Bureau of Statistics, National Association of Universities and Colleges, National Rector's Conference.

Best

University of British Columbia

10186

Admissions

1.enrolled students

47000

51394

Enrolled students include both undergraduate and graduate students. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

University of Rome La Sapienza

128963

2.undergraduate students

30610

33961

Undergraduate education is an education level taken in order to gain one's first tertiary degree. When you're studying at bigger university you have better possibilities of networking and usually an access to better resources. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

University of Rome La Sapienza

108648

3.graduate students

16390

17433

A high number of Masters and PhD students can indicate that the university has a research focus. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

University of Barcelona

36036

4.enrolled international students

26%

23%

The percentage of international students among all students show if the university is attractive abroad and the level of diversity. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

London School of Economics

52%

Facilities

1.cost of room and board

22430$

10354$

The approximate cost of room and board per academic year. Source: university's official statistics, 2019.

Best

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

0$

2.medical facilities

2

6

Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

University of California, San Francisco

34

3.library collection

3600000

5200000

With a bigger library collection, the university can offer more books, magazines, online resources, etc. to its students. Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Australian National University

65500000

4.sports facilities

7

7

Source: university's official website, 2019.

Best

Texas A&M University

30

5.Has university dormitories
University of Melbourne
University of Sydney

The university has its own halls of residence available for students. These can provide an exciting social life, and sometimes work out cheaper than private accommodation.

6.Has a museum
University of Melbourne
University of Sydney

Source: university's official website, 2019.

Rankings

1.position on Times Higher Education ranking

28

62

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual ranking published by the British magazine “Times Higher Education”. Information is supplied by Thomson Reuters and provides performance based data. Main ranking indicators are based on the universities' core missions- teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Best

California Institute of Technology

1

2.U.S. News rank

63

39

The U.S. News World's Best Universities rankings, based on the QS World University Rankings, evaluated schools in countries such as the United Kingdom, Australia, China, and more, and identified these to be the world's top universities. Source: U.S. News, 2019.

Best

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1

3.ARWU rank

56

98

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Scientific, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance with respect to the size of an institution. Source: ARWU, 2019.

Best

Harvard University

1

Honors

1.Nobel laureats staff

4

1

Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2019.

Best

Harvard University

66

2.Nobel laureats alumni

3

2

The total number of the alumni of an institution winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals. Alumni are defined as those who obtain bachelor, Master's or doctoral degrees from the institution. Source: Nobel Prize's website, 2019.

Best

University of Cambridge

78

3.Is a member of the Ivy League
University of Melbourne
University of Sydney

The Ivy League is an athletic conference composed of sports teams from eight private institutions of higher education in the Northeastern United States. The conference name is also commonly used to refer to those eight schools as a group. The term Ivy League also has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Source: university's official website, 2019.

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