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University of Waterloo - St. Paul's University College

Special Characteristics

It all starts with an idea. The BlackBerry, PHP, kinesiology, Engineers Without Borders Canada, the Waterloo Pump, and the country's largest organization for young entrepreneurs all started here. Waterloo has had innovation in its DNA since day one.

  • The first university in Canada to offer co-op - now home of the world's largest co-op program, with more than 4,500 employers worldwide.
  • Up to two years' paid work experience and potential total co-op earnings of $46,500 to $80,000.
  • Canada's most innovative university for 21 years in a row in the Maclean's reputational rankings.
  • More than 100 areas of study - many that are one-of-a-kind, innovative programs.
  • Superior job success after graduation - Waterloo graduates are highly respected.
  • Exceptional support for students who want to be entrepreneurs.
  • Inspiring student leaders who make a difference both on campus and around the world.
  • 150 exchange programs available in 35 countries.
  • One of Canada's top campus recreation programs.
  • Located 100 km west of Toronto in a clean, safe, mid-sized city.