- Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
- Top Majors: Agriculture, Architecture and Planning, Business and Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Psychology and Counseling, Liberal Arts, STEM, Music, Theater, Dance
- Degrees Awarded: 4 Year + Graduate
- Type: Public
- Campus Setting: Urban
- Testing Requirements: ACT, SAT
- Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans, Other
- Gender: Coed
- Country: Australia
- Delivery: Day
- Religious Affiliation: None
The University of Melbourne is Australia's leading university, ranked #1 in Australia, #32 in the world and #6 globally for graduate employability. More than 40 disciplines rank in the top 40 internationally. Established in 1853, the University has 50,000+ full-time undergraduate and graduate students.
At the undergraduate level, the University offers 9 bachelor’s degrees with more than 130 majors and minors. Our Melbourne Model of education requires students to take breadth subjects, subjects outside for the major and with an interdisciplinary perspective. Bachelor’s degrees in Australia are completed in 3 years of full-time study.
University graduate programs leading to professional accreditation include Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Law, Education, Engineering, Accounting, Business, Architecture and Veterinary Medicine.
The University is situated in the heart of Melbourne, a city voted either #1 or #2 most livable city in the world for nine consecutive years. It is the only Australian city featured in the Savills Top 30 Tech Cities in the world. The campus is located next to the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct and a residential neighborhood that includes Little Italy. It is 10 minutes from downtown Melbourne and 40 minutes from local beaches. Melbourne is vibrant and multicultural, safe and welcoming, regarded as Australia’s sport and cultural capital.
The Young Leaders Program (YLP) offers high students age 14 - 17 to explore future academic and career interests, develop their skills and make friends from around the world. YLP is held in July with options for 1 - 2 weeks of enrollment. Each week students follow an academic stream, from STEM to the humanities, from performing arts to business. Students attend sample lectures, hear from industry speakers and have student mentors. They live on campus in the residential Trinity College. The University offers YLP North America scholarships for high school students from the US and Canada.