Sydney: Australia’s Booming Metropolis

Melbourne and Sydney compete in everything. Melbourne revamps their brand. So does Sydney. Population, culture, economics, sports, even university prestige. The rivalry exists in multiple ways.

Australia’s most populous city (4.6 million people) covers a vast metropolitan area of New South Wales. This city has been a cultural icon since it’s founding as the first British colony back in 1788. Today, one in every five Australians call Sydney home. Sydney was rated The Sixth Most Livable City in the World for 2011. The accolades don’t stop there:

Sydney avoids the extreme weather patterns characterized by other regions. The city is temperate most of the year. This makes for great daytrips to the various sights. With the Australian Museum, the Royal Botanical Garden and even the iconic Opera House, there is plenty to see!

University of Sydney's campus

What unis call Sydney home? The University of Sydney is the nation’s oldest university. The University of Sydney ranks 38th in the world according to the QS World Rankings. Other prestigious universities that call Sydney home include the 49th ranked University of New South Wales, MacQuarie University, the University of Technology in Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. The University of Notre Dame Australia, the University of Wollongong and Curtin University of Technology all have campuses in Sydney as well.

Studying in Sydney will be fun. Just don’t tell anyone you know in Melbourne if you plan to!

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