University profile

Explore a snapshot of key information about the university, including our rankings, history, social responsibility and values.

    Victoria University (VU) is the university of the west.

    As one of 39 public universities in Australia, graduates can be assured their qualification from VU is being awarded from a university operating in a world-class education system.

      Meet our students

      Discover some of the key characteristics of our students:

      • Slightly over 40% of VU’s students live in the western Melbourne region.
      • 47% of our higher education students are the first in their family to undertake a degree.
      • 59% of new domestic commencements at VU each year are vocational education and training (VET) students.
      • Over 30% of our domestic students were born in another country.
      • 49% of our students come from a non-English speaking background.