University of Sydney
The main campus of the University of Sydney has been dubbed one of the most beautiful in the world. The structures at the top-ranked university are fashioned after traditional English collegiate architecture seen at Oxford and Cambridge universities. The University of Sydney, known for its Hogwarts-style architecture, is continuously adding modern buildings, such as the new Law School, which earned multiple architectural prizes when it was finished in 2009.
University of Queensland
The University of Queensland is one of Australia’s oldest institutions of higher learning. The university is in Brisbane, Queensland. The Great Court is housed within the 1930s sandstone Cloister. The grounds are spacious and groomed, with three lakes, an aquatic facility, tennis courts, and eight athletics ovals with a 600-seat grandstand.
University of New South Wales
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is located in Kensington, a Sydney suburb, just a few kilometres from Coogee Beach and Bondi Beach. The nearest beach, Coogee, is a beautiful swimming spot that is similar to Bondi but without the crowds. The UNSW is quite close to Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse, and the central business centre, which offers excellent views of Sydney Harbour, is only a short distance away.
University of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia was founded in 1914 with the intention of having a “buildings in a park” feel. The Swan River runs alongside the campus, as does Kings Park, which is home to over 70 bird species. The university’s proximity to Western Australia’s desert region and picturesque coasts may be its biggest selling point.
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne, Australia’s second-oldest university, is made up of 12 residential colleges and the main campus in Parkville, which combine historic sandstone structures, contemporary architecture, sustainable design, and green spaces.
University of Tasmania
Students at the University of Tasmania are surrounded by unending natural beauty. There are three main campuses: Hobart in the south, Launceston in the north, and Burnie in the northwest, so you are close to the university no matter where you are on Australia’s island. All campuses are close to beautiful beaches, rivers, and mountains.
University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide, founded in 1874, is Australia’s third-oldest university, and the exquisite period architecture reflects its long history. The Mitchell Building was one of the university’s original buildings, designed by Irish architect William McGinn and built on the main campus between 1879 and 1881. Another campus attraction is the Barr Smith Library, the largest library in the southern hemisphere.