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University of Waterloo

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With an enrollment range of approximately 30,000 students, University of Waterloo is a public higher-education institution located in the city of Waterloo, Ontario. This accredited university was established in 1957 and is a non-profit public higher-education institution.

UW offers programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees and placements in various programs of study. International students are encouraged to apply. The admission policies are selective upon reflection of past academic record, current grades, and any supplementary application submitted during the application process.

More than 2,00,000 people have graduated from the University of Waterloo since its inception in 1957 and can be found across 152 countries in the world. Waterloo graduates have accumulated gained prominence in a number of fields and have also won several awards including the Nobel.

In 1999, Robert Mundell was awarded the Noble Prize in Economics for his contribution in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas. In 2018, Donna Strickland, Waterloo’s faculty member was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for her work in laser physics.
University of Waterloo Courses

  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
  • Cornard business,entrepreneurship and technology centre
  • David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
  • Department of Management Sciences
  • Department of Systems Design Engineering
  • Faculty of Applied Health Science
  • Faculty of Environment
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • School of Accounting and Finance
  • School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Public Health and Health Systems

Please contact or visit the official website of University of Waterloo for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above Study Areas/Degree Levels is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

  • Architecture & Planning
  • Arts ( Fine / Visual / Performing )
  • Aviation
  • Hospitality & Travel
  • Mass Communication & Media
  • Nursing
  • Teaching & Education

  • M.Arch
  • M.E./M.Tech
  • M.Pharma
  • MASc
  • MIM
  • MS

  • Applied Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Control Systems
  • Data Analytics
  • Development Studies
  • Earth Science
  • EHS
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Embedded Systems & VLSI
  • Energy & Environment
  • Engineering Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance
  • General
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • International Development
  • IT & Systems
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Multimedia & Digital Media
  • Nanotechnology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Software Development
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering

  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • PTE

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario

Memberships and Affiliations

Canadian University Press (CUP)

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate (CUSID)

Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS)

Council of Ontario Universities (COU)

U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (U15)

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Universities Canada (UC)

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

American Psychological Association (APA)

Note: the above section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially accredit, charter, license or, more generally, recognize University of Waterloo as a whole (Institutional Accreditation or Recognition) or its specific programs/courses (Programmatic Accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Memberships and Affiliations section below. Please report errors and additions taking into consideration the above criteria.
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University Facility & Services
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Study Abroad Available
Distance Learning
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Avaialble Graduation Level University of Waterloo
  • PG: It includes postgraduate master degrees that usually take between 1 to 3 years to complete
  • UG: It includes undergraduate bachelor degrees that usually take between 3 to 5 years to complete
University On Compus Stay
University provides on-campus housing facility to all UG and PG students Residence halls for UG students are Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, New Residence Building, Mackenzie King Village and for graduate students are Columbia Lake Village - North University also provides Meal plans at affordable rates to all residents

University Off Compus Stay
The average rent is 550 to 650 CAD/month The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments and shared apartments The apartments are fully furnished with free Hi-speed WIFI and central air-conditioning facility The student residences comprise of modern suite-elements with fully equipped kitchens including new appliances & dishwasher The lease period is generally 12 months

University:University of Waterloo
Waterloo’s main campus is in Ontario, covering around 1000 acres of land. It also operates three satellite campuses in Canada and four affiliated university colleges including Conrad Grebal University College, Renison University College, St. Jerome’s University, and St. Paul’s University College.
Disclaimer: This University profile has not been officially reviewed and updated by University of Waterloo representatives yet; this was collected information via unknown online volunteers we cannot guarantee the accuracy of all the above University information. Please visit the official website of University of Waterloo to make sure the University information provided is up-to-date. The University rankings are based on online college ranking websites sources, is not an academic ranking and should not be adopted as the main criteria for selecting a higher education organization where to enroll. For your convenience we have provided as much as information with their website link please contact the office for complete details.

University Location

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Outline & Footage
  • Management Type : Public
  • Entity : Non-Profit
  • Academic : Semesters
  • Religious Affliation: N/A
  • Political Affliation : None
  • Student Enrollment: 25,000-29,999
  • Academic Staff: 1,000-1,499
University of Waterloo
  • Accepted Tests
  • International Students
  • Campus Size
  • Acres
  • Endowments Value
  • 367 million
  • Hostel Meals Cost
  • $15120

Canadian Students Fee
Undergrade FeePostgrade Fee
5,000-7,500 5,000-7,500
International Students Fee
Undergrade FeePostgrade Fee
17,500-20,000 15,000-17,500
Important: the above does not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate University of Waterloo office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.
University Campuses
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University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus
Admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the University of Waterloo Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.
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International Rankings
  • Times Higher Education: 201
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong: 151
  • Top Universities: 149
  • U.S. News & World Report: 210