The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a leading university and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874 with the vision that future generations should be shaped by education, the University of Adelaide has since nurtured 5 Nobel Laureates and over 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first indigenous winner.

The ‘Group of Eight’

As a member of the Group of 8, a coalition of Australia’s leading universities recognised for their depth and breadth of research, the University of Adelaide has a strong history of excellence in research output and research training.

The University contributes significantly to the health, wealth and wellbeing of South Australia and is a vital part of the cultural, social and intellectual life of the community.


The University’s North Terrace campus is within walking distance of the College, and contains first-class facilities such as:

  • The Barr Smith library – the universities main library, which holds in excess of 2 million items in varying forms
  • Hub Central – The heart of the university, offering an inspirational place for students to meet others, study and exchange ideas with state-of-the-art facilities
  • The Image & Copy Centre, which provides quality document production services, specifically geared to the requirements of University
  • Social clubs and societies, sports and entertainment facilities
  • The Fitness Hub

Excellence in Education

The University strives to maintain its history of excellence through programs that are student focused and responsive to student needs and expectations, while also ensuring they adapt to the evolving requirements of employers and the wider community. This framework is delivered by highly qualified teachers and a strong student community.