Discover Avondale University

Rankings and Achievements

Rated Australia’s #1 University for overall educational experience

→ Good Universities Guide 2024

Although Avondale University is small in size, our achievements aren’t. We pride ourselves on personalised student care and support, which earned us ranking as one of the best universities in Australia – as voted by past and present students.

Ranked #1 in Australia for:

  • Overall educational experience
  • Teaching quality
  • Australia’s #1 nursing course

Ranked #1 in New South Wales for:

  • Student support
  • Learner engagement
  • Learning resources
  • Skills development

5 star rating – Good Universities Guide

The 2024 Good Universities Guide grants 5 star ratings to the top 20% of universities across key student experience and graduate outcomes metrics. Avondale University received 5 star ratings across:

  • Learner engagement
  • Learning resources
  • Skills development
  • Student Support
  • Teaching quality
  • Overall experience
  • Full time employment
  • Starting salary
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Avondale’s postgraduate courses rank #1 in NSW for:

  • Teaching quality
  • Skills development
  • Student Support

(Good Universities Guide 2024)


Don’t just take our word for it, discover and compare for yourself.

The Good Universities Guide provides independent performance ratings of Australian universities on a range of indicators, examining the educational experiences and outcomes of students and graduates.

The Australian Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) data, surveys students and graduates to help inform student’s study choices. Visit ComparEd to find out more.

Australia’s #1 nursing degree

Avondale’s Bachelor of Nursing is ranked #1 undergraduate nursing course in Australia on all educational experience indicators – The Good Universities Guide 2024.

Study on our Lake Macquarie Campus or our Sydney campus on the grounds of the largest private hospital in New South Wales. Learn in state-of-the-art simulation centres and on the job, with 800 hours of clinical placements. We have a strong focus on high-quality holistic care, equipping you with the skills to improve lives.

Quality Teaching degrees

Good Universities Guide 2024 ranked Avondale’s Teaching courses #1 in Australia for:

  • Learner engagement
  • Student support
  • Teaching quality
  • Overall educational experience
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Research and Impact

Avondale’s professional staff and Alumni continue to receive awards and recognition for their substantial research, proving their dedication and passion to the higher education sector. Their contributions to research and impact on the world is commendable.

Professor Brett Mitchell AM
Professor of Health Services Research and Nursing

Professor Brett Mitchell was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to nursing and research. He has also been awarded a place on the COVID-19 honour roll in recognition of his extensive research-informed contributions during the pandemic.

Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Vice-Chancellor and President
Avondale University
Deputy Chair, Higher Education Standards Panel
Department of Education,
Australian Government

Avondale University’s Vice-Chancellor and President is internationally recognised for her academic research and contributions. Her research informs the contemporary student experience, the evolving nature of academic work and higher education leadership, quality and standards.

Emeritus Professor Daniel Reynaud
Visiting Historian, Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney

Professor Daniel Reynaud has been appointed as the first Visiting Historian at the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park. An exciting opportunity for Professor Daniel to extend his research and contributions as an ANZAC expert.

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