The University of Waterloo participates in a number of national and international rankings. Institutional Analysis and Planning (IAP) coordinates the process for identifying, providing and verifying data for five of these rankings:

IAP also analyzes results, presents and shares them with uWaterloo stakeholders. The rankings provide an opportunity to position the university in context with similar institutions, and increases the university’s public profile.

Quick Facts


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment (2016/17): 34,325

  • International Mix (2016/17):

    • Graduate: 39%

    • Undergraduate: 18%

  • Degrees Granted (2016): 7,679

Co-operative Education

  • Co-op work terms (2015/16): 18,730

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty Members (2016): 1,233
  • Number of Staff (2016): 2,377


  • Tri-Agency Research Awards (2016/17): $52.8M


  • $59.7M raised (2015/16)

Source: Performance Indicators

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