54. University of Sydney
The University of Sydney (informally, USyd or USYD) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 1850, it is Australia's first university and is regarded as one of the world's leading universities. In 2017 it was ranked as the world's 26th most reputable university and in the top 0.25%. Its graduates are additionally ranked the 4th most employable in the world and 1st in Australia. The university comprises 16 faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor, master and doctoral degrees. In 2011 it had 32,393 undergraduate and 16,627 graduate students.
The university is colloquially known as one of Australia's sandstone universities. Famous for its heritage neo-gothic buildings and sprawling parklands, its campus is ranked in the top 10 of the world's most beautiful universities by the British Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post, spreading across the inner-city suburbs of Camperdown and Darlington.
Five Nobel and two Crafoord laureates have been affiliated with the university as graduates and faculty. The university has educated six prime ministers and 24 justices of the High Court of Australia, including four chief justices, the most of any university. Sydney has produced 24 Rhodes Scholars and several Gates Scholars.
The University of Sydney is a member of the Group of Eight, Academic Consortium 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities(APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, the Australia-Africa Universities Network (AAUN), the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network.