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Student life

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Learn salsa dancing, join the Quidditch team, or pick a side in the campus-wide humans vs. zombies competition. 

Consistently ranked as one of Canada's best overall universities, Waterloo will provide you with an outstanding education and a vibrant student experience.

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Explore your interests and meet new friends through our 300+ clubs and student societies.

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Live in one of our 10 residences and meet lifelong friends. Get a meal plan or cook for yourself!

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Keep active with one of the country’s largest sports and campus recreation programs.

Students at a Canada Day concert

Living in Waterloo

Enjoy life in our student-friendly city that's home to 2 universities and a college.

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Bring your ideas to life and create the next generation of tech and social start-ups.

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Beyond the classroom

Take what you learn in class and develop valuable skills through hands-on learning.


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