University of Waterloo

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Who We Are

You’re getting ready to embark on your biggest adventure yet. And you’re looking for the right place to make it happen. A place where your curiosity meets world-class professors. Where learning takes place through classes and labs, clubs and teams and co-op work terms. And where a community supports your limitless potential.

Our unmatched entrepreneurial culture, intense focus on research and broad range of programs make us one of the country's top-ranked universities. Find out more at our undergraduate programs website. We hope you’ll join us.

Why Waterloo?

  • Join a community that celebrates diversity, passion and purpose – and that’s consistently ranked among Canada’s best and most innovative universities. 
  • More than 100 programs to choose from – many that are unique to Waterloo and are ranked among the top in the world. 
  • Most of our programs are offered through co-op and through the regular system of study, which follows the traditional September to April school year. 
  • Explore careers and earn money through North America’s largest network of co-op employers. With 4 to 6 co-op terms, you’ll graduate with up to 2 years of valuable work experience and be ready to launch your career.
  • Waterloo's students are successful; they have some of the highest graduation and degree completion rates in Ontario. 
  • With more than 1,000 start-up companies, Waterloo is a leader in helping student entrepreneurs turn their creative ideas into businesses.
  • Located 110 km west of Toronto in a clean, safe, mid-sized city that's home to 2 universities and a college. 

Campus Life

  • On-campus residence is guaranteed for first-year and transfer students. More than just a place to live, Waterloo’s residences provide connections that can last a lifetime while living in the heart of our campus.
  • Stay active through one of the country's largest campus recreation programs. Choose from dozens of intramural sports and clubs, including soccer, basketball, kickboxing and yoga. 
  • More than 250 student clubs, including Canada's oldest university 2SLGBTQ+ organization.
  • Enjoy a new athletics field house for year-round intramural and varsity sports and an expanded student life centre.