University data and statistics

The enrolment data in this section is from the official count date copies (February 1st for the Winter term, June 30th for the Spring term, and November 1st for the Fall term) of our student registration system.

The official count dates are defined by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) and the enrolment and degrees granted data is submitted to MCU in order for the University to receive provincial government grant funding. Similarly, the offical count date for faculty data provided in this section is defined as October 31st by Statistics Canada and is submitted to Statistics Canada as required by the Statistics Canada Act.

IAP data are updated once each term several weeks after count date has passed.

Some data may be on our IAP Campus Relations SharePoint site. You will be required to log in using your University of Waterloo userid and password to access data.

Please submit a request if you would like additional data, or have any questions about the data presented.

Quick Facts


  • FTE (Full-time equivalent) Enrolment (2022/23): 37,476

  • International Mix (2022/23):

    • Graduate: 41%

    • Undergraduate: 19%

  • Degrees Granted (2023): 9,478

Co-operative Education

  • Co-op work terms (2022/23): 25,123

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty Members (2022): 1,378
  • Number of Staff (2022): 2,811


  • Tri-Agency Research Awards (2022/23): $96.9M
  • Total Sponsored Research Awards (2022/23): $249.1M


  • $42.2M raised (2022/23)

Source: Performance Indicators

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