University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle, has become one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities with 28,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. For 18 years in a row, UW has been named Canada’s most innovative university in the Maclean’s annual university rankings. This year Waterloo also topped the reputational categories of Most Innovative, most likely to produce the Leaders of Tomorrow, and Best Overall.

In the next decade, the university is committed to building a better future for Canada and the world by championing innovation and collaboration to create solutions relevant to the needs of today and tomorrow.

Waterloo, as home to the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and discovery.

Campus Housing

University is about broadening all your horizons – not just the academic ones! And where you live plays an important role in new experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

UW offers 6 different residence communities to students, ensuring one will be the right FIT for you. With over 4700 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students living on campus, a vibrant community awaits you here at Waterloo. UW Residences are available to full-time UW students (including co-op) and their dependents, year-round. And first-year students are guaranteed residence!

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