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​Renison University College is one of 4 affiliated university colleges at the University of Waterloo. Located on the Waterloo campus, Renison provides a small community experience within the larger University of Waterloo student population. Renison supports the University of Waterloo by providing the following academic programming, services and facilities:

  • undergraduate and graduate degree courses in Social Development Studies and Social Work
  • language and culture courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher training
  • residence and cafeteria facilities 
  • academic and student experience support services 

What makes Renison special?

Small classes, diverse students, and experienced instructors

  • Only 20 students per class in Renison ELI courses.
  • A diverse classroom, with students from more than 35 different countries.
  • Our instructors are TESL-certified and are experienced in teaching English to students age 18 and above.
  • Since Renison provides other academic courses in addition to English, you will meet many University of Waterloo students who are native-English speakers. 

Explore all of the facilities and services offered at Renison University College

Renison's accreditations, affiliations, and partnerships:

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