La Trobe University

La Trobe University

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About La Trobe University

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La Trobe University (La Trobe)
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La Trobe University
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La Trobe University
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La Trobe University is a public university based in Melbourne. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, and is part of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group.

La Trobe's main campus at Bundoora is one of the largest metropolitan campuses in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs across its two colleges:

  • Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC)
  • Science, Health and Engineering (SHE)

The College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce consists of four schools:

  • La Trobe Law School
  • La Trobe Business School
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities & Social Sciences

The College of Science, Health and Engineering is comprised of eight schools:

  • La Trobe Rural Health School
  • School of Agriculture, Biomedicine and Environment
  • School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport
  • School of Applied Systems Biology
  • School of Cancer Medicine
  • School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Psychology and Public Health



#201-250 in the World, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

#301-400 in the World, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021

#362 in the World QS World University Rankings 2022

In 2021 La Trobe University achieved five-plus stars in the QS Star overall ratings as well as five-star ratings in eight categories, the maximum number possible.


Rankings by Subject

QS World University Rankings 2021

No 16 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Accounting and Finance

No 4 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Archaeology

No 17 in Australia and 281st in the World for Arts and Humanities

No 22 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Education & Training

No 12 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for English Language and Literature

No 14 in Australia and 294th in the World for Life Sciences & Medicine

No 11 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Linguistics

No 10 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Philosophy

No 13 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Psychology

No 13 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Sociology

No 10 in Australia and 37th in the World for Sports Related Subjects


Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

#9 in Australia & #101-150 in the World for Agricultural sciences

#9 in Australia & #201-300 in the World for Biological sciences

#12 in Australia & #101-150 in the World for Hospitality and Tourism Management

#13 in Australia & #51-75 in the World for Nursing

#17 in Australia & #201-300th in the World for Public Health

#8 in Australia & #101-150 in the World for Veterinary sciences



Melbourne Bundoora

Located in Bundoora, just 14 kms from the city, La Trobe’s Melbourne Campus offers a unique lifestyle in a unique setting for learning, research and employment. With substantial landholdings and location at the gateway to Melbourne's growing north, La Trobe’s campus provides unparalleled opportunities for the University and the wider community.

Albury Wodonga

La Trobe’s Albury Wodonga campus is one of La Trobe’s four regional campuses established in 1991, following integration with the Wodonga Institute of Tertiary Education (WITE).


At Bendigo, you'll have access to dedicated teaching staff who are always available to support students.

As a student at La Trobe’s Bendigo Campus, you’ll be part of a welcoming and vibrant community.

With modern facilities at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to study at La Trobe’s Bendigo Campus.

Melbourne City

Based at 360 Collins St, La Trobe offers postgraduate courses across business, health and law. La Trobe wants you to reach your full potential. So you’ll get support and assistance from the moment you start planning your life at La Trobe – they’ll help you be at your best at uni, all the way to graduation and beyond.


Benefit from a world-class university and a close-knit, supportive campus. Discover the perks of small class-sizes and dedicated staff at La Trobe’s campus in Mildura. Whether you're straight from year 12, building on your TAFE qualification or thinking about a change – we’ll help you chase your dream career.


Benefit from a world-class university and a supportive, multicultural campus. Whatever your pathway to university – from year 12, TAFE, or if you are returning to study – La Trobe’s dedicated staff are committed to your success and helping you achieve your dreams.


Located in the centre of the city with views over Hyde Park, La Trobe University Sydney Campus is close to work and internship opportunities and just minutes’ walk to major transport hubs, vibrant café districts, shopping centres and Sydney’s world-renowned icons.

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