Students from 120 countries choose Waterloo each year because of our reputation as one of North America's top universities. Many of our undergraduate programs (for high school and transfer students) and our graduate programs rank among the best in the world.
Nobel Prize in Physics
Physics and Astronomy professor Donna Strickland earned a Nobel Prize in Physics for her breakthrough work on chirped pulse amplification in lasers which helped develop technology such as eye surgery, laser printers, and scanners used in retail stores.
Dr. Strickland became only the third woman in history to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Waterloo... has long been one of our top 3 recruiting universities for Google as a whole, worldwide.
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.