With more than 30,000 students from 120 countries at Waterloo, you'll meet students, professors, and researchers from across Canada and around the globe. What draws students is
- our reputation as one of Canada's leading universities,
- the largest co-op (paid internship) program in North America, and
- career success: Waterloo is ranked number one in Canada for graduate employment rate (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).
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Where is Waterloo?
Distances to nearby cities
- 118 km (73 miles) to Toronto
- 150 km (110 miles) to Niagara Falls
- 290 km (180 miles) to Detroit
- 640 km (400 miles) to Montreal
Flights from Toronto to
- Boston or New York City: 90 minutes
- Vancouver or San Francisco: 5 hours
- London: 7 hours
- Dubai: 13 hours
- Delhi: 16 hours
- Singapore: 21 hours
A city for students
Home to two universities and a college, the city of Waterloo caters to the 50,000 students who call the area home. Enjoy shops, restaurants, and festivals throughout the year.
Connect with friends from home
It's great to meet new friends, but sometimes it's nice to connect with students from home. Among our 250+ clubs are cultural clubs such as Association of Caribbean Students, Culture and Language Exchange Club, Indian Cultural Association, and more.
Frequently asked questions
What programs does Waterloo offer?
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Where will I call home?
Waterloo offers various on-campus residence options that comes with perks such as social oppurtunities, study spaces, and more!
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