University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Public University | Established 1957

About us

The University of Waterloo, located in the heart of Canada's technology core, has grown to become a leading comprehensive university with over 36,000 full- and part-time students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programmes in just over half a century.

The Institution of Waterloo is consistently regarded as Canada's most innovative university, with outstanding research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, the environment, the arts, and social sciences. The University of Waterloo brings together ideas and bright minds to inspire discoveries with meaningful impact today and in the future, from quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research.


Why the University of Waterloo

  • The location: Waterloo is a bustling, multicultural neighbourhood ideal for university students; the Uptown district offers everything from restaurants and bars to boutique shopping, parks, and hiking trails. 
  • Research: At all levels of study, the University of Waterloo is a world-leading research institution in a wide range of fields and disciplines. Waterloo is a place where ideas are developed, tested, and proved in order to meet the problems of a rapidly evolving society.
  • Co-operative Education Programs: The University embraces its global links and supports creative partnerships in learning, research, and business as the home of the world's biggest post-secondary co-operative education programme.
  • Engagement with the Community: Across local, regional, provincial and national levels, the University is recognized as an institution with a wealth of expertise and resources that contribute to a strong and vibrant community.




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