I am thinking of doing actuarial studies next year! However, I am unsure of which university I should go to. I have been told they are essentially the same but Macquarie has the reputational advantage of being the first university in the world to offer a credited actuarial studies course (and I have been told they are still the first in Aus for actuarial studies.) and UNSW has the reputational advantage of being part of the Group of 8 universities (and has a strong reputation in Aus for finance). I am pretty certain I want to be an actuary when I graduate so I won't have the issue of choosing a university purely based on the one with better courses available if I drop out. I am also thinking of doing a double degree so that at the end of the degree I am qualified with exceptions from Part I and Part II. The double degree at Macquarie would be applied finance/actuarial studies and the double degree at UNSW would be commerce(finance)/ actuarial studies. I have been to both campuses and I like the feel of them both. If it helps MQU is closer to me than UNSW. I know that UNSW has a better reputation for finance in comparison to MQU but MQU has a better actuary reputation so I am quite conflicted. I think this poll has been posted before but I would like any recent thoughts. Thank-you!