University of Waterloo

Special characteristics

  • Ideas start here. With more than 300 start-up companies connected to the university, Waterloo is one of the country’s leading universities for turning ideas into action
  • Canada’s most innovative university for 24 years in a row and Canada's best comprehensive university in the 2016 Maclean’s reputational rankings
  • More than 100 areas of study – many that are one-of-a-kind, innovative programs
  • Home of the world’s largest co-op program, where you have access to 6,300 employers worldwide
  • Up to 2 years’ paid work experience and potential total co-op earnings of $37,000 to $77,000
  • Superior job success after graduation – Waterloo graduates are highly respected
  • Exceptional support for students who want to launch their own business
  • Inspiring student leaders who make a difference both on campus and around the world
  • Located 110 km west of Toronto in a clean, safe, mid-sized city