Australia - General information
RegionOceania
CapitalCanberra
LanguageEnglish
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Population23,365,337
Students1,046,000
Foreigner students23.9%
Statistics - Education
Indicator
Popularity rating in the world3
Ranking of universities in the world3
Academic Reputation 5
Employer Reputation 4
Quality of teaching 28
International Faculty 3
International Students 4
Citations per Faculty 4
Statistics - Universities
Universities in top 100 7
Universities in top 200 8
Universities in top 500 23
Universities in top 1000 33
Universities in top 5000 41
Cost of living in Australia, USD/month
ExpensesMin.Med.
Accommodation $398 $594
Food $225 $441
Transportation $79 $185
Communications and utilities $96 $102
Clothing $26 $97
Sports and leisure $30 $104
Accommodation in Australia, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$398
Shared room in city centre$593
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$794
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$1079
Sandstone universities - an informal group of the oldest universities, occupying the top ranks among the most prestigious universities of Australia. Group is called "sandstone universities", because of the great age of their buildings and the material the first campuses were built of (sandstone). The analogues of such group of universities are the following associations: Redbrick universities and Plate Glass Universities in the UK and the Ivy League in the U.S.
Key features of these universities are their prestige and focus on research, as well as a strong theoretical base. According to statistics, students from these universities are children from wealthy families, and usually after graduation they occupy more highly paid and influential positions.

List of Sandstone Universities