La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.
La Trobe’s original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne’s CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.
In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.
The university has two colleges, made up of several schools, offering courses at all levels:
- College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce:
- School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Law
- College of Science, Health and Engineering:
- School of Allied Health, Human Services and Sport
- School of Applied Systems Biology
- School of Cancer Medicine
- School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
- School of Life Sciences
- School of Molecular Sciences
- School of Nursing and Midwifery
- School of Psychology and Public Health
- School of Rural Health