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University of the Sunshine Coast Australia

Why choose USC

Image of students at cafe At the University of the Sunshine Coast, a government university, we believe the most important asset we have is our people - our students, our staff and our community.

We are committed to providing a positive environment that fosters the growth and learning of each and every person. By employing only the best staff we guarantee our students a high-quality tertiary education suited to today's ever-changing world. Here you'll find innovative courses, taught by highly qualified staff, on a beautiful campus.

The experience: graduates consistently give the University top marks, with a five-star satisfaction rating for overall educational experience. * USC is the highest ranked university in Australia in relation to graduates' satisfaction with teaching. **

First-class staff: USC has the highest proportion of academic staff with Doctoral or Masters qualifications of any university in Queensland-and the fifth highest in Australia. Our academic staff bring first-class international research and teaching experience to the University.

Class sizes: lecturers are available for personal consultation, creating a quality, interactive learning environment. Small groups and classes help you to get to know other students and lecturers. USC students benefit from a high level of personal attention in a friendly campus environment.

Accessible learning resources: USC received five-star ratings for both electronic support and academic services in the 2006 Good Universities Guide. The University Library houses more than 23,500 digital resources that supplement the print resources held in the University collection.

Flexible degrees: you have the flexibility to tailor a degree to meet your needs. Common first year courses give you a broad knowledge base, while flexible program structures allow you to specialise, choosing courses from a wide range of disciplines and even across faculties.

Modern facilities: all University facilities and buildings are modern, giving you access to excellent study facilities, resources and services. The distinctive campus architecture has received national awards.

The Sunshine Coast lifestyle: students combine quality education with the safe and affordable Sunshine Coast lifestyle. The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations, with beautiful beaches, rivers and mountain ranges. It has a pleasant, subtropical climate, which is comfortable all year round.

Friendly and safe: the University has about 5,000 students and is ideal if you want a campus environment that is personal and friendly. It's a great place to meet Australian students and to experience the Australian lifestyle in a safe and natural environment.

* 2005 Course Experience Questionnaire Overall Satisfaction Index, broad agreement.

** DEST Learning and Teaching Performance Fund, 2004 CEQ Good Teaching Scale performance indicator.

Council of Australian University Libraries statistics, 2003.

University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. |

ABN 28 441 859 157 |

CRICOS Provider No. 01595D 

University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. |

ABN 28 441 859 157 |

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