University of Sydney reviews

(4.07) 106 reviews

Ranked #15


University of Sydney ratings

Average ratings based on 106 reviews
Overall Rating
4.07
Job Prospects
3.96
Teachers
3.98
Course Work
4.32
Time Worthy
4.09
Money Worthy
4.01
Friend Test
3.94
Educator Support
3.78
Educator Facilities
4.15
Industry Contacts
3.59

More about University of Sydney - USyd

University of Sydney (USyd) is based in the inner western suburb of Camperdown, Sydney. Photos of the campus should make you go and check it out.

We have a range of reviews across many different topics for University of Sydney. These include Arts, Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Health & Science.

Some of the popular advice we receive from USyd student reviews includes:
Take every opportunity to get involved with societies and activities;
Network and make friends;
You need to put in the work to get results so attend lectures;
Plan the semester out and prepare for the week ahead;


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September 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: social life!

Negatives: the people

My advice to future students is: do not take it unless you are good at maths

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Positives: There was a good mix of theory and practice

Negatives: There is no opportunity to specialise

My advice to future students is: Focus on gaining as much relevant work experience as possible and build up your contacts because connections are important

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: Flexibility to study what you want, lots of electives.
Lots of opportunity for industry engagement and leadership experience
Lots of opportunity to study abroad and do short term programs

Negatives: Some tutors and lectures aren’t that great. Content can be repetitive in some units

My advice to future students is: Always take...

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Positives: The tutorials/labs allow us to flesh out concepts (be they practical or theoretical). The course also offers a good skill set offering students several options when it comes to considering job opportunities in media fields

Negatives: The lectures are generally weak and don't offer anything new beyond set readings or tutorials

My...

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Positives: triple major opportunities, wide range of areas of study. Combines Arts degree with critical analytical thinking in an Economics degree

Negatives: Poor organisation of lecture material, insufficient feedback, lack of quality lecturers (with good public speaking skills)

My advice to future students is: Understand your strengths i...

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: Support services, engaging teachers and relevant content

Negatives: Assessment schedules got chaotic and sometimes too much was expected given the readings that were given

My advice to future students is: Do what you love

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: Good content sometimes.

Negatives: Elitism. Inconsistent marking. Lecturers showing favouritism.

My advice to future students is: Be prepared for an elitist university experience.

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: great cohort, like minded people, generally good teaching staff, good assignments

Negatives: Relevance of some courses, way some courses were taught

My advice to future students is: Be prepared to put in the work!

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Positives: The teachers are good, classes are mostly entertaining

Negatives: Some of the assessment tasks are dreadful and complete waste of time

My advice to future students is: Actually do the readings
They help with work

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: I loved the classes and the tutors - they’re always interesting and the tutors are always willing to help

Negatives: Nothing haha I’ve really enjoyed everything

My advice to future students is: Get as involved as possible with societies and activities

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Positives: I love how you can study whatever you want and whatever you are passionate about. You meet tutors and lecturers who will offer real life experience to do with your field of study which comes in handy when picking your career and what you choose to focus in. I became aware of jobs I didn't even know existed

Negatives: I wish there w...

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Positives: Industry professionals as teachers. Diverse areas studied.

Negatives: Diversity of options means doing things you would hate/despise

My advice to future students is: You're not gonna know what you wanna do straight away. Do an arts degree and figure it out from there.

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Positives: It was nice to move through the degree with the same cohort of people. I enjoyed the practical subjects, like radio and video, and the assessment tasks that gave us scope to talk about our fields of interest. The campus culture at USYD is fantastic, and I really enjoyed my English major.

Negatives: It seems redundant to teach 'onli...

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Positives: Good diversity of content and topics

Negatives: It's a long degree, it's too focused on journalism rather than a wide variety of media types

My advice to future students is: Put yourself out there!!

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Positives: Great to have a cohort of like minded peers

Negatives: Terrible organisation, over emphasis on theory

My advice to future students is: Go to UTS. This is over priced and not worth your time. You won’t be able to get a job in your field

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positives: Good teachers
Relevant information
High employability
Heavy focus on analysis rather than theory

Negatives: Limited majors
English proficiency among teachers
Information is not always engaging

My advice to future students is: Research the Job market and how it relates to your degree more.
Do more math.

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: Amazing, passionate teachers, tutors and lecturers. Engaging course content. Opportunities to socialise.

Negatives: Facilities are lacking. Engagement levels fluctuate depending on the faculty.

My advice to future students is: Do your readings. Don't try to be cool and act like you don't care about uni. Try to learn, you're spen...

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: There are many majors to choose from in the Bachelor of Arts and I could incorporate psychology subjects into it. The study load for my arts subjects have been light (as opposed to my psychology ones). There is more flexibility in essay topics.

Negatives: A lot of the readings do not feel relevant to the course or the real world. T...

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: The people are amazing and wonderful

Negatives: The tutors are incredibly disorganised and marking can be ambiguous

My advice to future students is: If you want to do Media, know that it is very journalism heavy, unlike courses at UTS and UNSW which offer specific streams

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August 2018
Completing 2019
Sydney

Positive: The lectures are a mix of theory and practice, meaning that there is an application of theories using case studies, discussions and presentations in every lecture. Lecturers try to teach students how to critically analyze circumstances and ask critical questions. Thus, active involvement of students is very much expected throughout the...

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August 2018
Completing 2021
Sydney

Positives: Vocational study, no worries about future careers. Lots of practical work and responsibility given

Negatives: The first year had a very heavy work load and little practical work and not all material was relevant

My advice to future students is: Keep on top of your work - lectures take so much time to go over if you leave them to...

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August 2018
Completing 2020
Sydney

Positives: Some interesting subjects and content and overall generally good teaching

Negatives: Group assignments are a joke and the institution makes certain aspects of enrolment etc unclear and difficult

My advice to future students is: Be organised from the beginning of your course re: majors and subjects- plan out every semester

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Positives: The prestigious nature of the degree meant it was easy to wow employers. Great peers who helped each other learn and grow

Negatives: Did not work well with the competing nature of the two degrees. Often spent way too much time on the architecture aspect which took aay from the engineering aspect

My advice to future students is: ...

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August 2018
Completing 2018
Sydney

Positives: Intensive classes are great since you only need to attend class 4 days per unit, allowing you to have more free time to focus on work or assignments.
The teachers I’ve had are great in what they do and have provided a good experience.
The library and resources the university has are extremely helpful

Negatives: I had problems ...

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August 2018
Completed 2010
Sydney

I majored in Nutrition.

Positives: This course was based in science and had practical components in the final year which were rewarding and prepared us for the workforce.

Negatives: 1. Disorganised
2. Too many graduates and insufficient graduate positions
3. First 3 years had no practical aspects to them, luckily I enjoyed the practical ...

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