The University of New South Wales (UNSW; branded as UNSW Australia) is an Australian public research university located in the suburb of Kensington in Sydney, established in 1949. UNSW attracts the highest
median Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank in Australia, and sets the highest combined ATAR cut-offs out of any Australian university. It was ranked among the top 50 universities in the world in the 2015-16
QS World University Rankings. The university is particularly strong in engineering and technology, commerce and economics, and law; the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked UNSW to be 13th in
the world for accounting and finance, 13th for law, and 16th in civil and structural engineering. UNSW has produced more millionaires, and its graduates hold more chief executive positions of ASX 200 listed
companies, than any other university in Australia.
Location & Facilities:
The university comprises eight faculties, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. The main campus is located on a 38-hectare site in the Sydney suburb of Kensington, seven kilometres from
the centre of Sydney. The creative arts faculty, UNSW Art & Design, is located in Paddington, UNSW Canberra is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra and sub-campuses are located in the Sydney
CBD, the suburbs of Randwick and Coogee. Research stations are located throughout the state of New South Wales.
The QS World University Rankings 2015-16 placed UNSW 46th in the world and 4th in Australia. It was also awarded the QS 5 Star Plus badge for excellence, having received a five-star rating in all eight categories
scoring over 900 points. The 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked UNSW to be 12th in the world for accounting and finance, 15th for law, 21st in engineering and technology and 21st for social sciences
and management. Engineers Australia ranked UNSW as having the highest number of graduates in "Australia's Top 100 Influential Engineers 2013" list at 23%, followed by Monash University at 8%, the University of Western
Australia, Sydney University and the University of Queensland at 7%.
UNSW has maintained an extensive partnership with universities abroad. UNSW sends approximately 400 students to partner institutions each semester. Some of the universities which UNSW students are able to attend are:
Princeton University, McGill University, University of Pennsylvania (inc. Wharton), Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, Brown University, Columbia University (summer law students only), University of California Berkeley,
University of California Santa Cruz (inc. Baskin), UCLA, University of Michigan (inc. Ross), New York University (inc. Stern), Cornell University, University of Connecticut, University of Texas at Austin (inc. McCombs), University
College Maastricht, University of Padua, University College London (law students only), University of Nottingham, Imperial College London, London School of Economics and ETH Zurich.