Founded in 1897

Founded in 1897

Avondale University College

Founded in 1897

Founded in 1897

Avondale University College

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  • 1081

  • 113

    International students
  • 02731D

    CRICOS Code
  • 8470

    World ranking
  • 52

    Country ranking

Avondale University College

Avondale is a leading not-for-profit provider of tertiary education, offering a wide range of accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational courses in a nurturing and inclusive environment. A leading private tertiary education provider, combining elements of the Christian faith with a continuously high-standard of academic achievement. 

Avondale is proud to be part of a worldwide Seventh-day Adventist church educational network that includes 99 universities and colleges with a combined enrollment of almost 90,000 students. There are also 5,500 secondary and primary schools, with a combined enrollment of almost 1,000,000 students. Avondale offers courses in associate degree in theological studies, arts, business,ministry and theology,nursing & science. Avondale University College has two campuses, both located in New South Wales: Lake Macquarie Campus & Sydney Campus.

The Lake Macquarie Campus, located on the Avondale Estate in Cooranbong, is Avondale’s main campus. 

The Sydney Campus is home to the Faculty of Nursing and Health and is located on the grounds of the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH), the largest private hospital in Australia.

Off-campus accommodation

annual rent in Cooranbong
based on univly research


Shared house

$8,580 AUD


Shared house

$5,724 AUD


Entire house

$17,160 AUD


The Lake Macquarie campus offers many parking options for students, as highlighted on the campus map. Student parking rates: Day only: $5. Semester: $122. Students who live on the Lake Macquarie campus can purchase meal tickets from The Cafeteria for $12.50 per meal. Undergraduate students between 17-24 years of age tend to live in Ella Boyd, female-only residence, and Watson Hall, male-only residence. Avondale is offering new and returning students a one-off 30% discount on accommodation in the residence halls at Lake Macquarie campus. Avondale student services on the Sydney campus offers the use of a 12 seat mini-bus transportation service. Unlike the Lake Macquarie campus, you are not required to move out of your residential room at the end of each semester or during vacation periods. 

All bedrooms are fully furnished. Internet access is not provided within the rooms. Both Ladies and Men’s Residence contain an Avondale Computer Room. The use of these computers is free and restricted to Avondale student log-ins. Computers have internet access and are attached to a printer.

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