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University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West Waterloo View map
Canada
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Public
Very High
37,479
Yes
1,766
10,530

Overview

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.

University Highlights

Total students - 37,479

14%
86%

International students - 10,530

76%
24%

Total faculty staff - 1,766

494
1272

Total students - 37,479

14%
86%

International students - 10,530

76%
24%

Total faculty staff - 1,766

1272
494

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
2019
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