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University of Waterloo

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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In just half a century, the University of Waterloo has become one of Canada's leading universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Waterloo is a globally focused institution located at the heart of Canada's technology hub and has been celebrated as Canada’s most innovative university for the past 24 years. More than 16,000 students participate in the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program where students alternate school and work terms, gaining experience with employers such as Google, Facebook, Amazon. 

In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
169
2014
152
2015
=152
2016
  • 53.80
    Overall Score
  • 49.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 76.2
    Employer Reputation
  • 84
    Citations per Faculty
  • 81.4
    International Faculty
  • 74.8
    International Students
24
2014
=24
2015
=26
2016
  • 80.40
    Overall Score
  • 76.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 77
    Employer Reputation
  • 91.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 85.5
    H-index Citations
57
2014
=74
2015
  • 76.90
    Overall Score
  • 78.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 64
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 88.8
    H-index Citations
22
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 73.70
    Overall Score
  • 60.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    Partnerships with Employers
  • 76.3
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 55.7
    Employer-Student Connections
  • 70
    Graduate Employment Rate
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,679
International
487

Number of students

36,131
Postgraduate 13%
Undergraduate 87%

Number of international students

8,185
Postgraduate 26%
Undergraduate 74%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

109 Undergraduate Courses

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177 Postgraduate Courses

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