Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University

True to our mission as a Catholic university, Australian Catholic University (ACU) is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person, and the common good. This means we stand up for people in need and causes that matter. We pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone. And we are inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day – regardless of your faith, beliefs or background.

We’re a young university, but we are making our mark. ACU is ranked in the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide* and we are first in Australia for graduate employment.** We now have eight campuses around Australia, and a campus in Rome, Italy.

At ACU, your education and wellbeing are our biggest priorities. Our campuses and classes are the perfect size, and you won’t get lost in the crowd. We have a huge range of support services, your lecturers will know your name, and you’ll make great friends and strong networks.

We put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. All our courses offer work placements, internships with leading companies, or volunteering opportunities.

We offer programs in allied health; business; creative arts; global studies and international development; humanities and social sciences; information technology; law; nursing, midwifery and paramedicine; nutrition and biomedical science; philosophy; professional education; psychology; public health and administration; sport and exercise science; teaching; theology; and youth work and community development.

ACU is closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions and to create tangible results. We empower our students to think critically and ethically, and to bring about change. Our research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

A wide range of scholarships are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

ACU student cohort profile

* Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. Percentage calculated as ACU’s world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2019, Palgrave MacMillan.
** QILT 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal results, full-time employment.

General information for Australian Catholic University

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AskACU Centre
223 Antill Street, Watson ACT 2602
PO Box 256, Dickson ACT 2602

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1300 ASK ACU (1300 275 228)

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