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One of Canada's top ranked universities

A highly respected degree opens doors for your career and for further education. Waterloo consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Canada and many of our programs are among the best in the world.

World’s largest selection of co-op jobs

Back in 1957, local business leaders had an idea – to create Canada’s first co-op program – so that students could connect their classroom learning to the real world and earn money to pay for their education.

Now with 6,700 employers around the world, Waterloo offers you more opportunities to explore possible careers than any other university!

Go beyond the classroom

With more than 100+ programs to choose from, a Waterloo education goes beyond the classroom.

Our students are involved in projects like creating Canada’s largest organization for young entrepreneurs and working with NASA astronauts on the impact of long-duration spaceflight.

More than 300 start-ups companies have been launched by students and graduates, raising more than $2.5 billion in funding. 

Ideas start here

Unlike most universities, Waterloo’s intellectual property policy gives ownership rights to the inventor, not the university. So whether you’re a first-year student or professor, you can take your ideas and make them your own.

If this sounds like the place for you, discover our 100+ programs or come for a campus visit and learn more in person.