Adelaide gets positive rating in uni guide

Wednesday, 30 July 2003

The University of Adelaide has received a positive rating in the recently released edition of the Good Universities Guide.

Widely recognised as the "bible" for those choosing a university course or campus, the 12th edition says the University of Adelaide has a "very good combination of student services and a staff-student ratio to be proud of and snares the highest proportion of top-scoring South Australian school leavers."

The University receives five-star ratings for its prestige status, student demand, staff-student ratio and four stars for research grants, research intensity, and a "toughness" to get in.

In highlighting historical data such as Australia's third-oldest university and the first to teach women on equal terms with men, it adds: "the main campus has the kind of setting that all universities should have, in the thick of the city action . a high proportion of undergraduates go to do honours and postgraduate work."

"It is always encouraging to be viewed in this fashion and in a medium that is well researched by potential students," said the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor James McWha.

The Good Universities Guide is a consumer's guide to undergraduate courses and campuses. It includes:

  • Rankings of universities on graduate satisfaction, student demand, staff qualifications and graduate jobs.
  • Full details of every undergraduate degree in Australia


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