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Bond University in Australia (AUSSIES HELP!)

I went to the college fair today, and a lot of colleges from foreign countries showed up with representatives. One of them that really captured my attention was Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

I don't know if this was salesmanship, but these were basically the things that made my ears perk:
  • #1 university in Australia
  • #1 business program in Australia
  • Very cost efficient ($55,000 tuition for two years + $10,000 room and board/year)
  • Very good connections, companies always look for graduates from this university
  • Second highest mean salary after graduating

I also found out that it would only take 2 years for a BS, and an extra year for a Masters (in Business for me). Also, it's a year-long program, so three semesters with 10 weeks vacation in between there.


Can you people in Australia who are more experienced and in-the-know with the education system confirm this stuff, and if there is more about the university that is probably unattractive that obviously they would not disclose to the public?

My college search is starting to heat up, and this seemed like such an opportunity that I couldn't pass up!

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It's Aussies...


Well I remember an Aussie spelling it Auzzie in another thread

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Bond university has questionable ethics. It's a university which has a lot of money, and that is all.

The group of 8 (or whatever) universities are the best to go to. Bond University is not one of them. Australian National University and Melbourne University are the best in Australia.

Only an hour away from Bond University is a much better business school at QUT.

Nearly all of what Bond University said is very questionable, sad to say. It is no where near the best in Australia, other than the fact it spends all its money on advertising itself and not treating its staff right. In my opinion, it pumps out ill prepared students. The medical degree, which you can buy yourself into with 250,000? AUD, is extremely fast-tracked. Everything about this university is about money, money and money.

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I'm not going to denigrate Bond University - for all I know, it may have a very good program in business studies. But it's far from being the best university in Australia. That honour is fought out between the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and maybe the University of New South Wales. Behind them come Monash University, the University of Queensland, University of Adelaide and University of Western Australia. Those form the so-called "group-of-8" or "Go8" universities. After the Go8, there are still a lot of others ranked well ahead of Bond in overall prestige and reputation.

I actually doubt that Bond has a lot of money. It's a private university that has had a lot of financial difficulties over the years. I doubt that they've all been solved.

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Bond is not the no.1 university in Australia. Its a really good one, and although its very debatable which uni is the best, that would probably be between ANU, Melbourne, Sydney or one of the group of eight.


But I know people who go to bond and they really enjoy it, university is such a personal and subjective thing.
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As everyone one has said above. I would have thought ANU topped the rankings.

I also agree that unio is a personal and subjective thing.. I have a few friends at ANU... that are now questioning why they are even there.

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Sydney Uni is waaaay better, but i'm biased!
All i know is that u have to pay a shitload of money to goto Bond the only good thing is that it's near the beach

i hope that helps u

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Umm... I don't know too much about Bond, one of my friends is going to do medicine up there though. But I don't think it's the best in Australia.

If you look at rankings, it's actually ANU, but that's misleading for students, because that's largely to do with the fact that the research at ANU is very highly rated.

Education wise, Melbourne or Sydney would be the best.

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I went to the college fair today, and a lot of colleges from foreign countries showed up with representatives. One of them that really captured my attention was Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

I don't know if this was salesmanship, but these were basically the things that made my ears perk:
  • #1 university in Australia
  • #1 business program in Australia
  • Very cost efficient ($55,000 tuition for two years + $10,000 room and board/year)
  • Very good connections, companies always look for graduates from this university
  • Second highest mean salary after graduating
I also found out that it would only take 2 years for a BS, and an extra year for a Masters (in Business for me). Also, it's a year-long program, so three semesters with 10 weeks vacation in between there.


Can you people in Australia who are more experienced and in-the-know with the education system confirm this stuff, and if there is more about the university that is probably unattractive that obviously they would not disclose to the public?

My college search is starting to heat up, and this seemed like such an opportunity that I couldn't pass up!

Thanks

I live like 30 mins from there

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Bond Uni #1 in Aus? Since when? Melbourne Uni is much better (and i'm sure some others too).

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Bond Uni #1 in Aus? Since when? Melbourne Uni is much better (and i'm sure some others too).
It's only #1 because it's near me

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It's only #1 because it's near me
Sorry, but that's not a pre-requisite for making a Uni #1!

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Sorry, but that's not a pre-requisite for making a Uni #1!
Is now...

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