The eastern state of New South Wales is the most heavily industrialized in Australia, the most populous and the fifth largest in terms of area. There are eight top universities in New South Wales, including institutions in and around the cities of Wollongong, Newcastle and Armidale.
However, the lion’s share of top universities in New South Wales is, unsurprisingly, found in the state capital, Sydney. This famous harbor city holds just over 20% of the population of Australia (21,507,717 million), with a truly international mix of inhabitants. It’s well known for its beaches (especially Bondi), its bridge (Sydney Harbor), iconic skyline (Sydney Opera House), and of course, its universities – two of which are members of the Go8: University of Sydney and University of New South Wales.
The top universities in New South Wales are:
University of Sydney (ranked 38 in the world; 3rd in Australia)
University of New South Wales (ranked 52 in world; 5th in Australia)
Macquarie University (ranked 263 in the world; 9th in Australia)
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) (ranked 272 in the world; 10th in Australia)
University of Wollongong (ranked 276= in the world; 11th in Australia)
University of Newcastle (ranked 298 in the world; 15th in Australia)
University of Western Sydney (ranked 651-700 in the world; 28th in Australia)
University of New England (ranked 701+ in the world; 29th in Australia)