Facts and figures

To help you build a picture of what Sydney University is like, we've put together some key facts and figures about the University and its activities - from the number of student enrolments we have to how many sporting clubs are on campus.

  • Year of foundation: 1850
  • Student enrolments: 49,061*
  • Academic staff: 3,067*
  • Number of alumni worldwide: 170,000
  • Number of countries represented by student body: 134
  • Student union clubs and societies: 200+
  • Sporting clubs: 43
  • Items in the University's Library: 7.3 million
  • Number of student exchange agreements: 238 (in more than 30 countries)
  • Chancellor: Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir
  • Vice-Chancellor and Principal: Dr Michael Spence

* As at 31 March 2010