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Ranking high schools

Waterloo Engineering does not employ a relative ranking of high schools, but does apply an adjustment factor based on historical performance from a given school (first-year university averages minus final high school averages) over the past 6+ years.  This enables us to select applicants with the highest likelihood of success.

Please note:  This adjustment affects only a small number of schools, and over 90% of high schools are not adjusted.  The weight of academic performance and the Admission Information Form have much more impact on an applicant’s probability of receiving an offer.

Also, adjustments are only applied when statistically significant data exists.  For schools that have sent very few students to Waterloo Engineering, no adjustment is applied.