Employers and educators recognize the value of a Waterloo degree. In university rankings, Waterloo consistently is among the best universities in the world.
2019 university rankings in Canada (Maclean's reputational survey)
Nobel Prize in Physics
Physics and Astronomy professor Donna Strickland won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, only the third woman in history to do so.
Dr. Strickland won for her breakthrough work on chirped pulse amplification in lasers which helped develop technology such as eye surgery, laser printers, and scanners you see in retail stores.
QS 2018 Graduate Employability Rankings
#4 in the world for employer partnerships
#24 in the world for graduate employability
#1 in Canada for career preparation in a Maclean's magazine national survey of 24,000 students.
Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018
Canada's #1 comprehensive research university for the past 10 years
#1 in Canada for hands-on, experiential learning
#1 in Canada for engineering
QS World University Rankings 2018
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.
What’s happening here in Waterloo is truly special, from theory to experiment and beyond.