Employers and educators recognize the value of a Waterloo degree. A highly-respected degree can open doors for your career or further education.
Maclean's 2017 rankings of Canadian universities
#1 in the world for partnerships with employers
The QS 2017 Graduate Employability Rankings are based on reputation among employers, partnerships with employers, alumni outcomes, employer/student connections, and graduate employment rate.
Top 50 in the world for strongest global connectionsTimes Higher Education Most International Universities 2017
#1 for hands-on learning
In Maclean's 2017 rankings of Canadian universities, Waterloo ranked #1 for hands-on learning among Canada's comprehensive universities.
Among the top 180 universities in the worldTimes Higher Education World University Rankings 2016
Among the best programs in Canada
In 2017, Maclean's also ranked university programs (mostly in the sciences). Waterloo ranked
- 2nd for engineering
- 2nd for computer science (tie)
- 3rd for mathematics
- 3rd for environmental science
- 4th for psychology
One of only 18 universities in the world to earn 5+ stars for research, teaching, employability, facilities, and innovationQS Stars World University Ratings
QS World University Rankings 2017
1st in Canada for computer science and for engineeringUS News & World Report Best Global Universities 2017
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016
- Top 75 in the world for Engineering
- Top 100 in the world for Computer Science
- Top 150 in the world for Chemistry
- Top 200 in the world for Mathematics, Economics/Business, and Social Sciences
- Ranking of engineering disciplines
- 1st in Canada for Energy Science and Engineering
- 2nd in Canada for Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering
Waterloo... has long been one of our top three recruiting universities for Google as a whole, worldwide.Steven Woods, Senior Engineering Director, Google
#1 comprehensive research university 9 years in a row
Learn about leading-edge discoveries from the people who are making them: your professors
For 9 years in a row, Waterloo has ranked as Canada's #1 comprehensive research university.
This means that your professors will use the latest research in your classes to make sure your education is the best it can be.
What’s happening here in Waterloo is truly special, from theory to experiment and beyond.Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist
A community focused on education
With more than 50,000 university and college students, one of the youngest populations in Canada, and internationally-recognized think tanks, Waterloo Region is a great place to study and live.