The Notre Dame difference
It’s official, Notre Dame's distinctive approach to education has once again been recognised by the best critics of all – our students – as the No 1 university in Australia for Skills Development in the nationwide Federal Government Student Experience Survey 2019 on Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching.
Notre Dame is also amongst the top universities in Australia for Overall Quality of Educational Experience with a result of 88.4% (national average 78.9%). See media release.
Here are some of the reasons that make our student experience among the best in Australia and what it means for you.
Notre Dame. Natural critical thinkers.
The world is transforming rapidly and the type of higher education you choose is now more important than ever.
When you think critically and see the world from multiple points of view, you have the power to solve the world’s biggest problems. That's why philosophy and ethics play such essential roles in every Notre Dame degree. We challenge you to question everything, to separate real news from fake news, truth from lies and to distinguish information from knowledge.
As educators in the liberal arts tradition, critical thinking is part of our DNA. It’s our philosophy. Our guiding light. We call it our core curriculum. At Notre Dame, you are empowered with the fundamentals of critical thinking. You learn how to navigate a future that hasn't been dreamt of yet – to be an effective problem solver – providing life-long skills essential for a new generation of CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders and global citizens, like you.
Our personalised approach starts with our admissions process, which goes beyond a single score. We not only look at your ATAR, we look at the person behind it. We consider your personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential, your contribution to school, church or community life. Our smaller lecture sizes means you are on a first-name-basis with your lecturers. Mentoring and academic support programs help you be successful in your studies. That's why we are the No 1 university in Australia for Overall Experience (Good Universities Guide 2020).
Notre Dame is a national Catholic Australian university with Campuses coast to coast: in the heart of central Sydney on Broadway and in Darlinghurst (Medicine and Nursing); at our foundation 'town university' campus in Fremantle's West End, south of Perth; and at Broome in the iconic Kimberley region.