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University of Waterloo rankings and reputation

Employers and educators recognize the value of a Waterloo degree. In university rankings, Waterloo consistently is among the best universities in the world.

2018 national rankings (Maclean's magazine)

26 yearsas Canada's most innovative university
2ndbest overall university in the country
2ndin Canada for highest quality


QS 2018 Graduate Employability Rankings

4th in the world for employer partnerships

24th in the world for graduate employability

 

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

6thin the world for telecommunications
23rdfor hospitality and tourism management
32ndfor computer science and engineering


34th in the world for global connections

Times Higher Education Most International Universities 2017

#1 in Canada for hands-on, experiential learning

Maclean's rankings of comprehensive university
 

1st in Canada for engineering

US News & World Report Best Global Universities 2018

QS World University Rankings 2017

13th in the world for hospitality and leisure management studies
Top 35in the world for computer science and math
Top 100for Architecture, Environmental Sciences and Geography, Materials Science, Psychology
Top 100for Chemical, Civil, and Electrical Engineering; Statistics and Operational Research
152ndoverall in the world


Waterloo... has long been one of our top 3 recruiting universities for Google as a whole, worldwide.

Steven Woods, Senior Engineering Director, Google

10 years as Canada's #1 comprehensive research university

Research Infosource Inc.

Top 1% of 27,000 degree-granting institutions in the world

Center for World University Rankings 2018
 

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.


What’s happening here in Waterloo is truly special, from theory to experiment and beyond.

Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist