|James Cook University— Townsville||James Cook University— Cairns||Queensland University of Technology||University of Melbourne||University of Sydney|
|151,000||2.2 million||4.1 million||4.6 million|
|Location||Townsville, Queensland||Cairns, Queensland||
|Melbourne, Victoria||Sydney, New South Wales|
|# of int'l students||1,400||450||6,000||12,000||10,000|
|# of US students||315||40||500||500||550|
|Rural or urban||Rural||Rural||Urban||Urban||Urban|
|Average program fee||See program fees||See program fees||See program fees||See program fees||See program fees|
|Academic strengths||Marine biology, environmental and rainforest studies, education, nursing, psychology, engineering, IT, economics, earth sciences/geology, health, creative arts, social sciences (especially anthropology, maritime archaeology), indigenous Australian studies||Media, creative design, fashion design, business, education, engineering, information technology, communication||Science, engineering, business, liberal arts, women's studies, English, agriculture, anthropology, animal sciences, psychology, economics||Biology, chemistry, humanities, engineering, business, architecture, performing arts, sociology, social work, economics|
One of the most unique things about James Cook University is its natural environment. Located in tropical North Queensland, the Townsville and Cairns campuses offer easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands, Magnetic Island, the Daintree Rainforest, and more. By studying at James Cook University, you will enjoy a more intimate atmosphere with about 12,000 students at the Townsville campus, and approximately 4,000 students at the Cairns campus.
Known as "a university for the real world" because of its practical, project-based teaching style and inductry connections, Queensland University of Technology apecializes in media, design, fashion, business, engineering, and information technology.
Whether you seek culture, sports, beaches, sidewalk cafés, or art, you will find all you are looking for and more in Melbourne. As Australia's second largest city and the capital of Victoria, there is plenty for you to explore. With its large student body, you will be able to meet Australian students, as well as students from all over the world.
As one of Australia's leading research universities, you'll find that whether you are studying in the arts and humanities or natural sciences, your professors are world-renowned academics. Modern laboratories, a brand new economics and business building, and internship opportunities are just a few of the highlights.