Distinct from the QS World University Rankings, QS Stars rate universities’ performance against set criteria rather than ranking them relative to each other. Nearly 220 universities have undergone a QS Stars audit, including ones in Australia and the United Kingdom.
The University received 901 out of a possible 1,000 points across eight audited categories—including maximum points for the Employability and Arts & Culture categories.
Categories were assessed according to more than 30 indicators, with the University receiving maximum points for 24 indicators:
- Overall student satisfaction, Satisfaction with teaching and Further study (Teaching category)
- Employer reputation, Graduate employment rate and Careers service support (Employability category)
- Academic reputation and Papers per faculty (Research category)
- Institutional research collaborations, International faculty, International students, Religious facilities and International diversity (Internationalisation category)
- IT infrastructure, Library facilities, Medical facilities and Student societies (Facilities category)
- Arts and culture facilities, Concerts, events and exhibitions, Artistic and cultural accolades, and Community art and cultural investment (Arts & Culture category)
- Scholarships and bursaries, Disabled access and Low-income outreach (Inclusiveness category).
Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford says the results are a good reflection of the University's many strengths.