The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary means used to assess and compare the results of school-leaving applicants for entry to the University.
An ATAR is a number ranging between 99.95 and zero which reports your rank position relative to all other students.
If you have an ATAR of 95.00, for example, it indicates that you have achieved as well as or better than 95% of the school-leaving-age population.
For Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) students, it takes into account the number of students who sit the WACE examinations in any year and also the number of people of school-leaving age in the total population.
All Australian states except Queensland use the ATAR. An ATAR of 80.00 in New South Wales is the same as an ATAR of 80.00 in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
The Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) provides further information on how the ATAR is calculated in Western Australia, which includes a conversion table between Queensland Overall Position (OP) ranks and the ATAR. If you are completing high school in another Australian state, check with your local Tertiary Admission Centre for information on how the ATAR is calculated in your state.
We also provide conversion tables to show how results from other international qualifications compare to the ATAR.