University of Wollongong

Rank 12
Location Wollongong
Established 1951
Famous For Accounting and Finance, Engineering


The University of Wollongong is a top-ranking public research university that is located in the coastal city of Wollongong, New South Wales. It also has satellite campuses in Sydney and Dubai. The university was founded in 1951 and has since grown into one of Australia's leading universities, known for its academic excellence and research strength.

UOW offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate study programs across a variety of fields, including business, engineering, health, education, humanities, and social sciences. It is also known for its strong research focus, with strengths in a variety of subjects, including materials science, physics, medicine, engineering, and social sciences.

Services for International Students

The university provides various support services to help students succeed academically and personally while pursuing higher education. These include academic support, career development services, accommodation services, health and wellbeing services, and disability support. It also offers support services to international students, including assistance with visas and immigration, English language support, and cultural integration programs.


  • 201-250th in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2023
  • 70th in the Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 24th in the Young University Rankings by Times Higher Education in 2022
  • 162nd in the QS World University Rankings of 2024
  • 186th in the Best Global Universities category by US News Rankings


The University of Wollongong provides various accommodation options to its students. Kooloobong Village is the largest student residence offering fully furnished single and twin share rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. It also provides catered and self-catered options, as well as a range of facilities, including a dining hall, gym, study spaces, and social lounges. The International House is a multicultural residence for students offering fully furnished single and twin share rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. The Campus East is another self-catered student residence located on the beachfront and within walking distance of the UOW main campus. Off-campus accommodation is also available to students looking to stay at different locations. 

About Location

The university is situated in the coastal city of Wollongong, which is situated approximately 80 kilometres south of Sydney. Wollongong is known for its stunning beaches, beautiful parks, and natural scenery, making it a popular destination for outdoor activities such as swimming, surfing, hiking, and cycling. The city is also home to many cultural attractions, including museums, art galleries, and theatres, and also has a thriving food scene. Other campuses of the university are present in Sydney and Dubai.

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