Discover your story at Waterloo

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You’re getting ready to embark on your biggest adventure yet. And you’re looking for the right place to make it happen. A place where your curiosity meets world-class professors. Where your thirst for experience meets North America’s largest co-op program. And where your bright future meets a community that supports your limitless potential.

Let’s explore the story of you and Waterloo.


Explore our programs

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All programs

From digital arts, biotechnology, and robotics to health, data science, and sustainability, our 100+ programs will set you up for success.

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Our minors

Math and music? Biology and geography? Chemistry and Spanish? Combine your interests and make your degree uniquely you.

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Business programs

Choose a business degree that makes people take notice. Working with employers, we created business programs that give you an edge.


Offers of admission for September

If you've received an offer of admission, congratulations! We look forward to welcoming you to campus in September. The deadline for accepting your Offer of Admission and paying your residence deposit (if you plan to live on campus) is June 3. Learn about your next steps.

If you haven't received an offer of admission, you're still in consideration! We're waiting for updated grades from Ontario high schools and will have all offers of admission released by mid-May.

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Rankings and reputation

Most innovativeuniversity 30 of the last 32 yearsMaclean's 2024 university rankings
7,500employers are ready to give you paid co-op work experience.More co-op employers than any other university in North America.
3rdfor best overall university in CanadaMaclean's 2024 university rankings

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Career and community

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Co-op at Waterloo

Through North America's largest co-op program, you can explore careers and gain paid work experience while earning your university degree.

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Student life

Through residence, clubs, sports, and events, you’ll form a social network that connects you to fun times, new experiences, and all-around support.



What to expect in first year

Students from each of our six faculties share what surprised and inspired them during first year, the biggest differences between high school and university, and what helped them adjust to life at Waterloo.

#2 in Canada for connecting students with employersMeet employers and explore careers before you graduate through co-op work terms, career fairs, job search workshops, and one-on-one support.QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022

Discover the Missing Manual

Written by Waterloo students and staff, the Missing Manual highlights everything you want to know about applying to university, thriving at Waterloo, and discovering a career you'll love.

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What are the different residences at Waterloo?

There are so many options! Learn what each residence has to offer.

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How to personalize your residence room

Here are some of our favourite ideas to help make your dorm feel like home.

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Completing the residence preference form

Not sure how to complete the residence preference form? Here are a few tips to consider.