Waterloo offers an experience that goes far beyond traditional classroom learning. With long-standing industry partnerships, a focus on real-world solutions, and our relentless spirit of entrepreneurship, Waterloo is ready to empower you to make your mark on the world.
Earn a highly respected degree
Year after year, international and Canadian rankings place Waterloo among the best universities in Canada – and in the world for many of our programs. A degree from Waterloo can open doors for your career or further education.
North America's largest co-op program
Gain valuable work experience and earn money through Waterloo’s co-op (paid internship) program. With more than 7,500 employers, Waterloo gives you access to more co-op jobs than any other university in North America.
Engaging student life
University is not just about academics; it's also about personal growth. With 200+ clubs, dozens of student associations, and 250 fitness programs at Waterloo, you're bound to have fun and make unforgettable memories.
#1 in Canada for graduate employment rate
Waterloo is ranked #1 in Canada for graduate employment rate (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022). With our connections to business and industry, co-op experience, research opportunities, and career support, you’ll graduate ready to succeed.
84% graduation rate
Our graduation rate (83.8%) is significantly higher than the Ontario average (77.5%, March 2023). And Waterloo students are better at paying off their student loans, with a default rate that's one-third of the Ontario average (0.6% vs 1.8%, July 2023).
Study your interests
Many of our programs allow you to include minors and certificates that add expertise to your degree and make you more marketable upon graduation.
Choosing a university is a big decision, and it's important to consider your own interests and goals. Waterloo offers a supportive community, outstanding academic programs, and numerous opportunities for personal and professional development. We hope that you'll join us!