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University Study in Australia Comparison

 James Cook University— TownsvilleJames Cook University— CairnsQueensland University of TechnologyUniversity of MelbourneUniversity of Sydney
City Population


151,000  2.2 million 4.1 million 4.6 million
Location Townsville, Queensland Cairns, Queensland

 Brisbane, Queensland

Melbourne, Victoria Sydney, New South Wales
Total  enrollment 12,000 4,000  45,000 47,000 51,000
# 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
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GPA requirement 2.8  2.8  2.8 3.0 3.0
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  


What makes this university unique?

James Cook University

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.

Queensland University of Technology

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.

University of Melbourne

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.

University of Sydney

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.