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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 the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities.

From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology, engineering and health sciences research, ideas that change the world are at the heart of who we are.

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.

This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
180
2014
169
2015
152
2016
=152
2017
  • 60.90
    Overall Score
  • 61
    Academic Reputation
  • 79.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 78.3
    International Faculty
  • 75.7
    International Students
  • 88.6
    Citations per Faculty
  • 54.5
    Arts and Humanities
  • 76.9
    Engineering and Technology
  • 57
    Life Sciences and Medicine
  • 77.6
    Natural Science
  • 63.1
    Social Sciences and Management
=13
2017
  • 70.40
    Overall Score
  • 72.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 75.7
    Citations per Paper
  • 58.7
    Employer Reputation
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.

109 Undergraduate Courses

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177 Postgraduate Courses

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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.