10 beautiful Australian university campuses

By   |   Updated 10 Aug 2023

If you had to make a choice on which university you would go to and if that decision could be swayed by the good looks of those universities, then you might want to see our top ten most attractive looking university campuses. So from your choice of some 50 universities in Australia, here are ten of the most attractive.

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is an architecturally scenic university, boasting many campuses around the world. The main campus, near to Camperdown and Glebe in Sydney, is its own suburb. Many world famous names have graduated from ‘Sydney Uni’, among them Prime Ministers, ambassadors, artists, composers and sportspeople. The campus itself is totally student-geared, with plenty of clubs and groups, plus bars and cafes to spend time in when not studying. Colleges offer places to board, some historic in their own right.

La Trobe University

Set in the southeast region of Victoria, La Trobe University provides a breathtaking view of a natural, dynamic environment. The institution is composed of seven campuses, each with a diverse atmosphere. The largest in size is the Melbourne campus in Bundoora, with 330 hectares and a 20 to 30 minute drive to Melbourne. Students can find state-of-the-art buildings at the Albury-Wodonga campus, which is actually one of the major tertiary campuses of the university. An immersion to Australian culture is offered to international students.

University of Queensland

Known as the first and foremost university in Queensland (THE-QS World Ranking 43), this proud campus is currently located in Victoria Park, covering 100 hectares of the suburb with modern facilities and 300 buildings to date. The campus is in the heart of the scenic Great Court, bordered by large attractive buildings made from sandstone. Interesting museums, historic structures, buildings with stunning pillar and arch designs, and even its own cinema make the university an ideal campus for visitors.

University of Adelaide

This 135-year old institution is the premier university in South Australia and the third oldest university throughout the continent. It has five campuses, namely: North Terrace, Roseworthy, The Waite, Thebarton, and the Singapore campus. North Terrace, being the main university grounds, highlights art and impressive architecture. This is a cultural domain of many original structures. Lush and abundant parklands offer a great view of the surroundings. The university can be a venue for both national and international conferences and conventions.

University of Melbourne

When it comes to choosing the right college for you, take into consideration the fact that The University of Melbourne is considered one of the most excellent universities in Australia, even the world. THE-QS World University is ranking is 38. The vast campus area that covers Melbourne and Victoria paved the way for seven different campuses of the university, with fabulous historic structural designs. The majority of the university body is female, comprising about 55% of the entire population. Being globally renowned, 27% of its students are from 113 different countries making for a diverse multicultural experience.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne

Over the years, RMIT has built a reputation for being the largest multi level university in Australia producing, some of Australia’s top calibre graduates. It has three campuses, which are City Campus, Bundoora, and Fisherman’s Bend. City Campus is relatively small, with only 6.4 hectares, offers accessibility to the central business district of Melbourne as well as easy transportation access to and from the city’s outer suburbs. The Bundoora campus has a land area of 42 hectares, with a wonderful scenic view of Australian eucalyptus trees that are about 300 to 500 years old.

Griffith University

Griffith University is situated in Queensland with five campuses spreading over Brisbane to the Gold Coast. It is very reputable, and it is considered to be one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region. It also boasts of being one of the most innovative universities in all of Australia, spearheading environmental and Asian degree programs, and is the first Australian institution to be one of the signatories in the United Nations principles of responsible management education.

University of Western Australia

The green parklands and lush environment of the University of Western Australia in the beautiful city of Perth makes the institution conducive for learning. The 65-hectare campus is distinguished by impressive landscaped gardens and Romanesque architecture. It is known for being one of the leading research institutions in the continent. Inside the campus, one will find everything they need, from banking to hairdressing, to travel agencies and even cinemas. Despite its proximity to Perth, one does not have to travel outside the campus to find the amenities needed.

University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales, more popularly known as New South, is situated in the south eastern suburb of Kensington, Sydney. The 38-hectare campus boasts of modern buildings with extensive sporting and recreational facilities, plus an enormous library. For relaxation, students can easily access parks and golf courses that are just within campus boundaries. A quick 30-minute ride to the central business district of Sydney makes the campus attractive to students for ease of accessibility.

University of New England

The University of New England holds the title of being the first Australian university to be built outside a capital city. The university is situated in the northern region of New South Wales, in the rural and vivacious community of Armidale. It offers a broad residential program for students. In fact, about half of the university students reside within the campus area, or in one of the colleges. The institution has proudly claimed to be one of the best research universities internationally.