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 2019 Brigham Young University global accounting research survey:

  • 2nd in Canada for accounting research
  • 1st in Canada for accounting information systems research
  • 1st in Canada for managerial accounting research
  • 1st in Canada for tax research
  • 2nd in Canada for financial accounting research 
  • 2nd in Canada in Accounting PhD programs  
  • 3rd in Canada in audit research

Waterloo ranks in the top 150 in the subject of Accounting and Finance in the 2019 UK Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world rankings.