10 Lesser Known Good Colleges in Australia

10 Lesser Known Good Colleges in Australia

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 17:59 IST

Australia is a land of great promise. Ranking only behind USA and UK in the number of international students studying in various universities across the country, it is a great study-abroad destination. Not only does it attract volumes of students from Asian countries, but it is also sought by students from the Americas and European Countries. The Top Universities in Australia are recognized across the world and also feature among the Top Universities of the World. But not all students are able to make it to the very top. In fact, the right mix of applications should also have colleges that do not feature among the very top. So, if not the Top Universities in Australia then which ones?

10 Lesser Known Good Colleges in Australia

When looking at a University from the world perspective, we often find only very few universities from a country making it to the elite Top 100. Maybe a few more if we expand the list to the next hundred and so on. However, if we were to look within the country, those universities would find a better rank. These are often the colleges that offer you similar facilities, similar infrastructure and the same level of expertise. Also, from a study abroad perspective, these universities also have a strong international presence and a wide diversity of students that add on to the experience. These are the lesser-known good colleges and presented below is a list of 10 such lesser-known good colleges in Australia.


Name of the University

World Rank*


University of Technology, Sydney



University of Wollongong



Queensland University of Technology (QUT)



RMIT University



Griffith University



Curtin University of Technology



University of South Australia



James Cook University



Deakin University



La Trobe University


*Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

The above-mentioned universities attract a steady stream of students from across the world and have a strong reputation within the country as well. For instance, the University of Technology, Sydney, is one of the leading Universities in Australia for technology. It features in the Times Higher Education Top 100 Universities that are under 50 years old. This university has a variety of courses across multiple disciplines of Arts, Humanities, Law, Engineering, Computers, Business, Medicine and Sciences. A student can choose from bachelor's, master's, or doctorate programs. This also has a wide number of certificate programs available for students from across the world.

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Moving next in line is the University of Wollongong. This university situated in the New South Wales area in Australia is one of the best universities in the world for Research. With more than 10,000 international students enrolled, this is a university that enjoys tremendous diversity. The best infrastructure, great facilities and research-based curriculum all make it an excellent choice for students planning to study in Australia.

Queensland University of Technology located in Brisbane is another example of excellent Australian Education. Over 42000 students and an international student population of nearly 6000 make it an ideal destination for study abroad aspirants. The outlook towards research, innovation, and excellence made its business school to be the first business school in Australia to achieve all three leading international accreditation symbols of excellence: AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.

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RMIT University is another name that needs no recognition in the world of education. One of the best universities in the world for Accounting and Finance makes it a great study abroad destination – keeping in mind the fact that Accounting and Finance is one of the Top Courses of choice in Australia for study abroad, aspirants. This university is also ranked high in terms of research, has a truly world-class infrastructure and facility and is a member of the Graduate Management Association of Australia. Other important and well-known courses offered by the university include civil and structural engineering, information technology, computer science as well as communications and media studies.

Another name on the list is of Griffith University, possibly the fastest-growing university in Australia. It enjoys an excellent global presence and attracts students from across 130 countries around the world. The university features among the top 20 universities in Australia and offers a wide variety of courses.

The list is long and endless. So, before you shortlist any or all of the Universities in Australia, have a second look. Understand the structure of the university, its many offerings, and the fee structure. Every student wishes to be amongst the top universities but the point here to remember is that when you are planning to go abroad and study…you must explore the lesser-known good colleges as well. For they are often easier to get into, a little easier on the pocket and offer all the advantages of the top colleges in that country.

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