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University of Waterloo

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School ID: SU010017
Rank: 201
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 74

#1 Comprehensive Research University for 12 consecutive years (Research inforsource 2019)

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Waterloo goes beyond the classroom, to a place where experience is the teacher. Beyond problems to solutions that address social, technical and economic needs. Beyond the laboratory, to the research that propels industries, organizations and society.

Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. Located in the heart of Canada's technology hub, we are growing a network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions and communities.

Our incredible people and partners take us beyond the lives we're living today, to find solutions to the global challenges that lie ahead. Creating change that goes beyond the status quo and is felt around the world.

Waterloo goes beyond—to challenge, connect and propel our world.

Why choose University of Waterloo

Waterloo leads the way

We aim to be the world’s top university for creators, explorers and boundary-pushing thinkers. The best and brightest students, staff and faculty are drawn to Waterloo for our renowned academic programs, world-leading co-operative education, and teaching and research excellence.

  • Most innovative university in Canada for 28 consecutive years (Maclean's 2020)
  • #2 in Canada for computer science and #2 in Canada for engineering (U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities 2020)
  • #2 in Canada for social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020)
  • #1 Comprehensive Research University for 12 consecutive years (Research inforsource 2019)
  • Most innovative University in Canada for 28 years (Maclean's Magazine 2020)
  • #1 in the world for student-employer connections (QS Graduate Enployabilty Rankings 2019


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Avg Cost of tuition/Year CA$40,900
Cost of living/Year CA$15,000
Application fee CA$0
Estimated Total/Year CA$55,900

Main majors

  • Acounting
  • Anthropology
  • Sciences
  • Arts


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