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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.

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Waterloo and your country

Learn about the connections between Waterloo and some of the most common countries that our students call home. You can also see if we're visiting a city near you.

 

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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
  • Chicago: under 2 hours
  • Vancouver or San Francisco: 5 hours
 

Beyond ideas

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A city for students

icon of three buildings side by sideHome 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.