Ranked Canada’s “most innovative” university for 21 years, Waterloo is a place where ideas come to life. More Canadian high-tech companies have their roots at Waterloo than any other university.
What sets Waterloo apart is hands-on learning. Through the world’s largest co-op program, you can alternate 4-month school and co-op work terms – gaining up to 2 years of experience and earning $37,000 to $77,000.
With more than 100 programs to choose from, a Waterloo education goes beyond the classroom. Our Student Success Office provides support for student entrepreneurs through VeloCity, which provides workshops, mentors, and even a special residence. There are also more than 160 clubs and teams.
Our intellectual property policy means that students and professors retain ownership of their ideas. More than 300 start-up companies have been created by Waterloo students, professors, and alumni.
Waterloo is known for excellence in engineering, mathematics, and computer science. In fact, the New York Times calls us “one of the world’s best technology schools.” But we're also recognized for outstanding teaching and research in accounting, health, science, the humanities, and the environment.
|Social and Behavioural Sciences and Law||25%|
|Humanities and Languages||16%|
|Physical and Life Sciences and Technologies||12%|
|Mathematics, Computer and Information Sciences||12%|
|Business, Management and Public Administration||10%|
|Architecture, Engineering, and Related Technologies||7%|
|Health, Parks, Recreation and Fitness||7%|
|Visual and Performing Arts, and Communications Technologies||6%|
|Agriculture, Natural Resources and Conservation||3%|
|Personal, Culinary, Protective and Transportation Services||1%|
|Personal Improvement and Leisure||0%|
Modified on October 29, 2013