UNSW has scored the maximum five-star rating for eight key performance indicators in the 2011 Good Universities Guide.
The Guide describes UNSW as "one of the heavyweights of Australian higher education... offering a rich tertiary experience" and a leader in giving students "industry experience as part of undergraduate degrees".
UNSW achieved the maximum score in the following categories: graduate starting salary, positive graduate outcomes, student demand, research grants, research intensivity, student-staff ratio, staff qualifications and cultural diversity.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer said the results reflected UNSW's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities.
"This is a great result for the University. The five-star rating reflects the outstanding student experience provided by UNSW - our graduates are highly sought after by employers," Professor Hilmer said.
The Good Universities Guide, published annually, provides detailed profiles of all Australian University, as well as other institutions offering tertiary courses. The institutions are ranked against a number of criteria in key performance areas.
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