I'm a final year Economics undergrad and I think that the School of Economics and School of Commerce at Adelaide Uni are top notch.
Ive started psyc in my degree now, just today and the lecturer said that UQ has the best Psyc program in Australia and most of it is due to the research that they do there.
ah im lucky to coz my bro did a b of Psyc a few years ago. Thanks its good to know ive got a lot of help on here as well.
*Sub, you can be assured that while I strongly believe that the G8 is a marketing tool, I also strongly believe in the quality of universities like UNSW, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney and ANU.
Of course, there are some who think highly of Monash and the other G8 members. However, once again, I don't think it is in the same league as the four universities I named above.
I could be wrong, of course. However, a friend of mine doing doctoral studies at the University of Melbourne speaks ill of Monash, as does my friend doing undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney.
Might I also add before I go that we should always take rankings and university alliances with a pinch of salt, if not a barrel!
I went to Bond and completed an undergraduate degree there and it was an excellent uni, facilities, faculty, quality of teaching was IMO the best I have had, i.e. you get what you pay for. I have also studied at Auckland Uni (same level of teaching and research supposedly as UNSW, USyd, UQ etc) and Massey in NZ which were nowhere as good as Bond. Haven't studied anywhere else in Aussie though for comparison..
There were a number of law students that had transferred out of other law schools (quite a few I knew were from UQ and said it was crap there) and moved to Bond. But I dont think that this happening is indicative of how good or bad a uni is. Students transfer all the time for a variety of reasons.
For best uni in Aussie I would have thought ANU but depends on what you are studying.
I thought most Antipodean unis weren't all that and the best students came over to America or Britain (my brother's kiwi friend did anyway). I thought Melbourne was pretty good and apparently I can spend a year there as part of my degree at Imperial... 3 back to back summers, hell yeah!