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The Waterloo experience

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Waterloo is an academic powerhouse that produces successful graduates and ranks as one of the world's top universities. It's a campus where people turn ideas into action.

Spend a co-op term working for one of the world's top employers. Be part of the team designing the next generation of solar car. Study with classmates who might be from across town or across the globe.

Consistently ranked as one of Canada's best overall universities, Waterloo will provide you with an outstanding education and a vibrant student experience. 

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Learn from experience

Apply and expand your knowledge from the classroom to the real world through experiential learning.

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Residence life

Live in one of our 10 residences and meet lifelong friends. Get a meal plan or cook for yourself!

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Campus activities

Explore your interests and meet new friends through clubs and events that are offered on campus. 


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Stay fit

Keep active with one of the country’s largest sports and campus recreation programs.

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Bring your ideas to life and be the next student to create the next generation of tech and social start-ups.

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Life in the city

Enjoy life in our student-friendly city that's home to 2 universities and a college.


Learn more

The best way to discover Waterloo is to book a campus tour or attend one of our special events. Or if you can't visit in person, read the uWaterloo Life blog to learn how Waterloo students get involved.