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Rankings and ratings

Students are at the heart of everything we do here at Bond. The student experience informs every decision we make and innovation we create. Our focus on providing a world-class, transformational student experience is consistently reflected in national and international rankings and ratings.  

Australia’s most highly rated student experience

For the better part of two decades, Bond has remained Australia’s number one university for student experience*, achieving five-star ratings in every student experience category in the 2023 Good Universities Guide. 

* Good Universities Guide 2006-2022. 

The Good Universities Guide is a trusted independent consumer guide for students researching their undergraduate study options. It provides ratings, rankings, comment and information about all Australian higher education institutions.

#1 in Australia* for:  

Student Teacher Ratio

Learner Engagement

Learning Resources

Student Support

Skills Development

Teaching Quality

Overall Experience

A five-star education

In the 2024 - 2026 QS Star ratings, we achieved the highest rating of five stars across several categories. QS Stars is a global rating system providing students with a detailed overview of a university’s excellence. The rating explores program strength, facilities and graduate employability for education institutions across the world.

Bond received five stars for:  







Home to Australia's most desirable graduates

Reported in the 2020 Employer Satisfaction Survey on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website, published by the Australian Department of Education, Bond University graduates rated highest in Australia for employer satisfaction. 

Eight Bond University students throwing their mortarboard in the air in celebration of their graduation

**Source: 2020 Employer Satisfaction Survey 

#1 for employer satisfaction in Australia in 2018, 2019 and 2020**. 

#1 for learner engagement

In a time of disrupted, multi-modal and remote learning, Bond ranked first in Australia for learner engagement, in the latest Student Experience Survey released by the Australian Department of Education. 80.8 per cent of Bond undergraduate students rated learner engagement as positive, well above the national average of 52.2 per cent.

Standout research

A female student uses a pipette and test tube in a Bond Unviersity Health Sciences & Medicine research laboratory.

World-class research  

For a small university, Bond University’s research capabilities stand up to its large, international counterparts. Bond’s research is rated as world standard or above world standard in a number of disciplines by the Australian Research Council. 

These include:

Well above world standard
Public Health and Health Services  

Above world standard
Clinical Sciences

World standard
Human Movement and Sports Science
Nutrition and Dietetics
Business and Management
Law and Legal Studies


Times Higher Education (THE) rankings

Young but mighty

In 2023, Bond University was rated in the top 50  in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings list. The THE Young University Rankings list judges universities 50 years old or younger. 

Times Higher Education (THE) rankings

Bond University was ranked in the band of 401-500 out of 1,904 institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2024, which measure teaching, research environment, research quality, industry, and international outlook.