Explore Canada's innovation university

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Bringing Waterloo to you

Campus visits aren't available as we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19, so we're bringing Waterloo to you! Take video tours; hear what's happening in admissions; learn about programs, residence, and student life; and more.


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Areas of study

With over 100 undergraduate programs, you're not bound by traditional disciplines at Waterloo. From digital arts, biotechnology, and robotics to health, data science, and sustainability, our programs will set you up for success.


Canada's most innovative university for 28 years in a rowMaclean's University Rankings 2020

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Co-op = paid work experience

Waterloo's co-op programs combine going to school with relevant, paid work experience. With access to North America's largest selection of co-op jobs, you can explore careers and make money while earning your university degree.

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Advice from current students

Visit our Beyond Ideas website for student-written articles about finding the university – and the program – that's right for you.


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Waterloo supports front line of COVID-19 pandemic

From research to 3D-printed masks and equipment donations, the University community is mobilizing to combat the coronavirus here at home and globally.


#1 in Canada for career preparation Maclean's survey of 24,000 university students


  • We are still accepting applications for September for some programs. The Ontario Universities' Application Centre website has details for Ontario high school students and for other students.
  • Classes for September: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we remain committed to delivering an outstanding fall term, no matter where you are. Starting in September, we will deliver all large courses online. We are working on a plan for some activity to happen in person, if the conditions allow. You can read our update about the fall term on the University's coronavirus website.
  • Residence for September: Waterloo Residences will be open to students for September. Whether your classes are online or in-person, you're welcome to live in residence. We're working closely with public health authorities to implement safety recommendations. Learn more about living in residence for September.