Australian Catholic University

At Australian Catholic University (ACU) we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone. At the same time, we are a university committed to standing for something clear. We are the university for people who look beneath the surface, and are stronger than external expectations and superficial measures of success. We stand up for people in need and causes that matter. We’ve grown rapidly over the past few years, and now have seven campuses around Australia, and a campus in Rome, Italy. We have more than 33,000 students from 160 countries and more than 2,300 highly qualified and dedicated staff. The world is our campus. We’re at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities – and we’ve got relationships with almost 200 partner institutions around the world. We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. Our research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world. At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.

Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, Australian Catholic University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good. In The ACU Mission, the Australian Catholic University engages the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education.

Foundation year:1991
Short name:ACU
Type:Public
Students:23080
Faculty:550
Faculty/Students Ratio:42:1
Region:Oceania
Location:Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat and Adelaide.