As the nation’s capital, it’s not surprising that the ACT offers study options in areas such as international relations, politics, law, journalism, security and public policy. UNSW Australia also provides specialised defence education and training through the Australian Defence Force Academy. In saying that, there’s a good range of undergraduate courses across all fields of study, from the traditional professions to specialties like aviation, design and sports management.
Canberra is a friendly, liveable city within easy reach of the mountains, the coast and the bustling metropolis of Sydney. As the seat of government and home to Australia’s public service, it combines the sophistication and cultural variety of bigger cities with a relaxed pace you’d find in a smaller town. As you’d expect, Canberra is full of museums, monuments and memorials, including Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and the National Gallery of Australia.
There is no one university that is best for all students, since different things matter to different people. The Good Universities Guide ratings provide a series of insights on Australian universities, helping those in the process of deciding where to study.
Courses and institutions differ in many ways and only the student can decide which differences really matter to them. Check out the ratings for universities in the ACT and filter by study level (undergraduate or postgraduate). Some ratings are also available to filter further by field of study.
In the tables below, we’ve listed the university that ranked highest in each rating category for the ACT in the 2022 edition of The Good Universities Guide ratings.
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Head to the Ratings tab to view our most recent ratings for ACT universities —filter by subject and level of study to find the one that suits.