Eight Science programs rank in top 200 in World University Rankings

Friday, April 8, 2022

Eight science programs from the University of Waterloo ranked in the top 200 worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, released on April 6. In the report, QS evaluated and ranked approximately 1,543 universities in 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas. Indicators for the subject rankings were drawn from a peer review survey, employer survey and citations data.

“Our high performance in key subject areas reflects the fact that Waterloo is built on a foundation of academic excellence. We are committed to offering students an education that allows them to make a resounding impact in the world,” says James Rush, vice-president academic and provost. “Waterloo’s place on the global and national scale is due to the incredible dedication of everyone who considers themselves a part of the Waterloo community.”

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Four subject areas within the Faculty of Science have been ranked in the top 150 out of all universities ranked:

  • Materials Sciences (66th)
  • Environmental Sciences (74th)
  • Physics and Astronomy (95th)
  • Chemistry (123rd)

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Another four Science subject areas were ranked within the top 200:

  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Psychology

In addition to the subject area rankings, the report also includes broad subject area rankings. Waterloo has ranked 93rd globally in the Natural Sciences area and 358th in the combined Life Sciences and Medicine area. The University ranked in 29 of 51 featured subject areas across all faculties.