A series of prestigious rankings systems place Griffith in the top 3% of universities worldwide

We also rank highly as a young university, ranking 34th in the 2016/17 QS University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 and 35th in the 2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. By choosing to study at Griffith, students benefit from degrees informed by our world-class research, expert knowledge and industry connections.

World rankings

In five of the largest and most credible world university rankings, Griffith is rated in the top 400:

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 251–300

Academic Ranking of World Universities: 301-400

QS World University Rankings: 325

CWTS Leiden Ranking: 302

University Ranking by Academic Performance: 296

Young and ambitious

Griffith ranks highly as a young university, ranking 34th in the 2016–2017 QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50 and 35th in the 2017 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings. Being a young university means we have the freedom to respect tradition without being restricted by it, which gives us the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing needs of students, industry and the community. We’ve introduced Australia’s first degrees in a wide range of important areas, from Asian studies and environmental science to dental technology and forensic science. We were also quick to adopt online education, and have offered online study options for almost 20 years.


Our researchers are at the forefront of international discovery

Australia's top teachers

Griffith is the leading university in Australia for citations and fellowships from the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching. Since 2007, we have won:

3 Australian University Teacher of the Year awards

9 Teaching Excellence awards

4 awards for Programs that Enhance Learning

42 citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning

7 National Teaching Fellowships

Five stars for getting a job

We've received five stars in the prestigious QS Stars ratings for graduate employability. At Griffith, students gain the academic knowledge expected from a world-class university, as well as the skills and confidence that employers want, giving them an edge in the job market.

Five stars for educational experience

Griffith holds a five star rating for overall educational experience from the Good Universities Guide, an independent guide to Australian higher education. We also have five star ratings for our highly qualified staff, teaching quality, student support, learning resources and skills development.

Subject rankings

Griffith ranked in the top 200 in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2017 for a range of subjects.

Top 10

  • Hospitality and leisure management

Top 50

  • Development Studies (ranked 42nd)
  • Nursing and Midwifery (ranked 34th)
  • Performing Arts (ranked 46th)

Top 50–100

  • Architecture/Built Environment
  • Art and Design
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Social Policy and Administration
  • Sports-related Subjects

Top 101–150

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Communication and Media Studies

Top 151–200

  • Business and Management Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Griffith MBA

Our MBA ranked among leading national and global MBA s in CEO Magazine's 2016 MBA Rankings. We ranked fourth in Australia in the 2015 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey and earned a five-star rating in the Graduate Management Association of Australia's 2015 MBA Star Rating. Find out more about our MBA credentials.

Research excellence

The 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia results highlight Griffith’s performance at world standard or above across more than 50 different disciplines. With over 1,700 experts conducting research across all major academic disciplines, Griffith is focused on understanding the world we live in and improving people’s lives.

Griffith was rated ‘well above world-standard’ for the following 10 fields of research:

  • Condensed matter physics
  • Quantum physics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Macromolecular and materials chemistry
  • Ecological applications
  • Ecology
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Criminology
  • Political science

Teaching and learning

Our innovative teaching methods and learning experiences set us apart