In 2014, Waterloo became one of only 11 universities in the world to earn a 5+ star rating in the QS Stars rating which evaluates universities against over 50 different factors.

SAF rankings in the 2021 Brigham Young University global accounting research survey:

  • Overall ranking of 2nd in Canada and 15th globally for accounting research
  • 1st in Canada for accounting information systems research
  • 1st in Canada for audit research
  • 1st in Canada for managerial accounting research
  • 1st in Canada for tax research
  • 2nd in Canada for financial accounting research 
  • 3rd in Canada in Accounting PhD programs  

Waterloo ranks in the top 150 in the subject of Accounting and Finance in the 2022 UK Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world rankings.

QS Top University Rankings