University of Waterloo

201–250th
World University Rankings 2023
=53rd
Impact Rankings 2022
126-150th
World Reputation Rankings 2022
University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G1, Canada

As one of Canada’s top innovation universities, the University of Waterloo is home to 100+ programs in business, health, engineering, math, science, the arts, environment, and more. 

Through the world's largest co-op (paid internship) program, you can include up to two years of relevant work experience as part of your degree, giving you an advantage in your future career. Our network of over 7,100 employers includes many of the world’s leading companies.  

Waterloo ranks among the world’s top 250 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. We’re also home to Physics and Astronomy professor Donna Strickland, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics (only the third woman in history to do so). 

With over 50,000 university and college students in the surrounding community, there’s an exciting range of shops and restaurants. The University is located in the city of Waterloo, 110 km west of Toronto, Canada’s largest and most dynamic city. It’s also home to residents from 200 cultural backgrounds.

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Key statistics

  • 23.2
    No. of students per staff
    (1)
  • 23%
    Percentage of International Students
    (1)
  • 48 : 52
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
    (1)
  • 34,306
    Number of FTE Students
    (1)
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings

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Subjects taught at University of Waterloo

  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Sociology
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Physical sciences

    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Engineering & technology

    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Psychology

    • Psychology

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