Griffith University has more than 50,000 students, including more than 8,500 international students from over 130 countries. It has been ranked as a top 10 Australian research university.
Griffith received a rating of world standard or better in 45 fields of research in the Excellence in Research for Australia in the National Report with more than 90 percent of their academic staff working in these fields. It is ranked highly among world universities by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and U.S. News Best Global Universities. The university has also received prestigious rankings in research areas including nature publishing, tourism, and hospitality.
Griffith is an Australian university “on the way up,” which really means that their rapidly increasing research strengths enable students to be better educated. Griffith is also a leader in environmental science, international business, Asian studies, tourism and hospitality, sport management, exercise science and nutrition, visual and creative arts, criminal justice, social enterprise, multimedia, coastal and environmental engineering, and politics and public policy. Griffith is AACSB accredited.
Each campus offers a very diverse population of academically independent students. The campuses themselves each offer a very unique experience. The distances between Brisbane and Gold Coast make studying at more than one of these locations impossible.
The Gold Coast campus is dynamic and modern, and spread over 65 acres of native bushland less than an hour from Brisbane. More than 18,000 students study arts and language, business, communication, computing and information technology, design studies, dducation, environmental and applied science, engineering, exercise science, health science, law, nursing, psychology, tourism and hotel management, and visual and performing arts.
The Mt. Gravatt campus is at the top of a hill with beautiful views. It’s less than 15 minutes by bus from the city center of Brisbane and "across the road" from the Nathan campus. A specialty campus, Mt Gravatt offers psychology, teacher education, and criminology and criminal justice.
The Nathan campus—the original Griffith University site—is set on 430 acres of bushland in the Toohey Forest complete with lizards and naughty kookaburras. It offers a new campus center and bookstore. It is a 15 to 20 minute drive from Brisbane. The Nathan campus is a comprehensive campus and offers arts and languages, business, communication, computing and information technology, environmental and applied science, engineering, law, and tourism and hotel management.
At the southern end of the South Bank Parklands, across the river from the Brisbane city center, is Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art. Located in the cultural heart of the city, it’s a short walk to the Brisbane River and you can access the campus easily by public transport. More than 1,400 students study at this campus.