Deakin University is one of the top leading universities in Australia with outstanding ranking achievements and has been placed among the world's best institutions in the prestigious Times Higher Education-Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings. It is a member of the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee and the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

The university has the following faculties:
- Faculty of Arts and Education
- Faculty of Business and Law
- Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
- Faculty of Science and Technology

The university has campuses in the coastal cities of Geelong, Melbourne, and Warrnambool, Victoria.

Deakin has been described as the 'Rolls Royce' of universities offering distance education. It is accredited with the The Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) of the United States.

Rankings & Awards:

- Placed among the World's Top 400 universities in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings. It is ranked 374th in 2007, 396th in 2008, 355th in 2009.

- Rated 33rd in the Oceania and 833rd in the world in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (July 2009).

- It was commended with six Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning at the 2009 Australian Learning and Teaching Council Awards.

- Awarded five-star rating for its MBA and MBA (International) programs by the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA) in the 2009 ratings.

- Deakin MBA Standing is ranked joint first in the country. Deakin Business School is ranked 5th overall among the top Australian Business Schools that offers MBA programmes (Good Universities Guides: Australian Business Schools Ranking 2006).

- Placed in the top 10 Australian MBAs by the Asia Inc survey on the Best MBA School in Asia 2003.

- Winner of the prestigious Australian University of the Year award twice. In 1995/1996 it won the Good Universities Guide University of the Year award for "Outstanding Technology in Education", and in 1999/2000 it won the award for "Outstanding Education and Training Partnerships" (jointly shared with the University of Wollongong).

- Received a 'Five Star' Graduate Satisfaction Rating from 1994 to 1997 in the Graduate Careers Council of Australia survey of university graduates.

- Placed in the top band of Australian universities by the Australian Government's Committee for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (1995).
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek