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Student life

A student serving lunch to 2 other students at Waterloo's Bombshelter Pub

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 200+ clubs and student societies.

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Meet lifelong friends: live in one of Waterloo's 9 residences. 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.

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City of 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.


Get the inside scoop from current students

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