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University of Waterloo

Location

University of Waterloo, Main Campus, Waterloo Canada

Ranking

# 112QS World University Rankings

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95Undergraduate programs

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115Postgraduate programs

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About University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo has been ranked Canada’s most innovative university for the past 25 years. More than 16,000 undergraduates 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. Located about 110 km west of Toronto, the University of Waterloo welcomes 35,000 students from 120 countries.

About University of Waterloo

The University of Waterloo has been ranked Canada’s most innovative university for the past 25 years. More than 16,000 undergraduates 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. Located about 110 km west of Toronto, the University of Waterloo welcomes 35,000 students from 120 countries.

Available programs

The University of Waterloo offers more than 100 undergraduate programs in areas such as health, humanities and social sciences, business, engineering, the environment, mathematics, and science.

Waterloo has been ranked as Canada's most innovative university for the past 25 years and as one of Canada's best overall universities. The university is home to the world's largest co-op program with 6,700 employers around the world hiring our students for 4-month paid work terms throughout their degree. View our admission requirements to learn more.

The University of Waterloo offers over 190 doctoral and Master’s degree programs and was ranked #152 in the QS World University Rankings 2015. Postgraduate programs include Biology, Nanotechnology, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Economics, Languages, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, and Mathematics.

The engineering and technology schools are ranked 57th in the world in the QS World University Rankings and alumni go on to work at companies like BlackBerry (founded by a Waterloo alum), Apple, Ernst & Young, and Google.

While graduate job placement for the university is excellent, Waterloo also prides itself in its research programs and degrees.  With over $200 million in funding from both local and international partners – 31% of funding comes from industry partnerships – the school has been able to push the envelope in innovation in the STEM fields, health sciences, and the arts. 

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University information

Master

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34,670
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Tuition fee and scholarships

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Rankings & ratings

University of Waterloo is one of the top public universities in Waterloo, Canada. It is ranked #112 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #191
  • 2014
    #180
  • 2015
    #169
  • 2016
    #152
  • 2017
    #=152
  • 2018
    #152
  • 2019
    #=163
  • 2020
    #173
  • 2021
    #166
  • 2022
    #=149
  • 2023
    #154
  • 2024
    #112

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