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Employers and educators recognize the value of a Waterloo degree. In rankings, we are consistently among the best universities in the world.

Waterloo leads the way

We aim to be the world’s top university for creators, explorers and boundary-pushing thinkers. The best and brightest students, staff and faculty are drawn to Waterloo for our renowned academic programs, world-leading co-operative education, and teaching and research excellence.

  • Most innovative university in Canada for 27 consecutive years (Maclean's)
  • #2 in Canada for computer science and #1 in Canada for engineering (U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities 2018)
  • Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities for 11 consecutive years (Research Infosource)

2019 national rankings (Maclean's magazine)

27years in Canada as most innovative university2019
#2in Canada for being leaders of tomorrow2019
#2in Canada reputation for best overall university2019