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    UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO - [UWaterloo], WATERLOO, ONTARIO

    Waterloo, OntarioLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1957established year
    35156enrollment
    7.8/10

    University of Waterloo: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is the only university in the world to receive 5+ stars in research, teaching, employability, and facilities. The UWaterloo offers some unparalleled programs in its 6 faculties and 13 schools. Where its Computer Science, Maths, and Engineering courses compete in the list of top 50 in the world, its co-op programs are one of the best in the country and are equally remarkable in every sense. Check University of Waterloo Courses.

    Admission to the University of Waterloo is available during the months of April-May and is regulated via a very strict entrance process. Where an acceptance rate of around 53% reflects moderate selectivity, the data shows that nearly 60% of students entering the institute had an average mark of 90 and above. 

    University of Waterloo Courses

    University of Waterloo Rankings

    The University of Waterloo has been conferred the following ranks by the renowned ranking agencies:

    • QS Rankings 2021
      • QS World University Ranking: #166 
      • QS Graduate Employability Ranking: #25
      • QS Ranking in Canada: #2
    • Maclean’s 2021 University Rankings
      • #2 for most innovative university in Canada.
      • Ranked #2 for being the best overall university in Canada
      • Secured #4 position among all the Canadian Universities for quality
      • Was placed at #1 for career preparation
    • Times Higher Education Rankings
      • World University Rankings 2021: #201–250
      • Impact Ranking 2021: #16 

    Read more: University of Waterloo Subject Rankings

    Highlights

    Established 1956
    Type of University Public
    Location Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Total number of Students 41,000 Full time and Part time
    International Student % UG: 22%
    PG: 40%
    Acceptance Rate 53%
    Total number of academic faculties Six
    Admission Intake April-May
    Research Funding 258 Million CAD
    Employment Rate 98.9%
    Co-Op Program Available
    Student Helpline myaplication@uwaterloo.ca or gradapp@uwaterloo.ca
    Financial Aid Available for International Students
    Official Website uwaterloo.ca

    University of Waterloo Campus

    • The university's main campus lies in the city of Waterloo, Ontario in a huge area of 404 hectares.
    • The campus is surrounded at the borders by Waterloo Park, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Laurel Creek Conservation Area. With 3 numbered roads intersecting the main campus, it is easily accessible via public transport
    • Majority of the teaching facilities available at the institute are centered on a ring road which lies in its southern area. While most of the campus buildings are new, there are buildings that send nostalgic vibes and are as old as the 19th century.
    • Other university campuses include
      • School of Architecture
      • Health Sciences Campus & School of Pharmacy
      • Stratford School of Interaction Design & Business
    • The institute also has its own 'Earth Sciences Museum' and the largest Centre for Quantum Research under its 'Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre'.
    • With more than 200 academic, charitable, social, political, sports, and cultural student clubs, and over 100 volunteer services, the university campus is a thriving site of learning and growth.
    • Over a dozen restaurants, cafés, music venues, at a 20-minute distance from campus ensures there is never short of fun and recreational activities for students.
    • On-campus meals comprising halal, kosher, vegan, vegetarian, and customized options are a must-try by every on-campus resident.

    University of Waterloo Accommodation

    The university offers both on-campus and off-campus accommodation options to its aspirants which are available in different styles and with different facilities at varying prices. Candidates can choose the available option as per their needs and pocket.

    • The university guarantees on-campus residence to its 1st-year students plus the added benefits of personal and academic support in a culturally enriching environment.
    • The accommodation is offered in either the main residences or the 4 on-campus University Colleges, with the student capacity of 320 to 1,380 and 142 to 360, respectively.
    • The available residencies have various alternatives like single and double-sharing rooms, apartments or suites, and traditional dorm-style rooms to choose from.
    • The cost for on-campus accommodation depending upon the term, hall, and room of choice ranges from 2,400-3,200 CAD per term.
    • The institute also provides off-campus housing for international students. Homestays are a good option for candidates who want to live near campus yet experience their privacy by not exactly staying on campus.
    • The average rent in the city is cheap and easy, especially in the summers, and quite affordable for the ones who can cook their own meals. The estimated cost of off-campus housing with basic utilities is as mentioned below:
    • Off-campus housing cost plus utilities can cost 600 CAD per monthRead: Cost of Living at UWaterloo

    University of Waterloo Admission Process

    The application process for admission in a few easy steps:

    • Apply online by creating an OUAC account.
    • Select a program of choice (for every program after 3 choices, an additional fee of 36 USD is charged).
    • Submit the completed application along with an application fee of 117 USD and an International student fee of 8 USD.
    • Keep updated with the inbox of personal email id for application status.

    Deadlines

    Admission to first-year students is offered around the world only for the term scheduled to begin in the month of September. The upcoming deadlines for seeking admission at the university are as follows:

    Program Type Application Deadline
    Most programs  March 27
    Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics programs January 31
    Accounting & Financial Management January 31

    NOTE: Applications might be considered post the above-mentioned deadlines until the availability of seats in corresponding programs.

    University of Waterloo Cost of Attendance

    Tuition Fee

    The tuition fee for various programs varies as per their level and duration. The estimated range for international applicants hoping to enroll in a program at the university is 40,900 to 61,300 CAD per academic year. Subject-wise tuition cost for some of the undergraduate and graduate programs is tabulated below according to the faculty.​

    Name of program Tuition fee (in CAD, per academic year)
    Faculty of Engineering, Software Engineering 61,300
    Accounting and Financial Management 40,900
    Computer Science, Business Administration (Laurier) and Computer Science (Waterloo) Double Degree 61,300
    Global Business and Digital Arts 45,100
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Arts 40,900

    Living Expenses

    An estimated cost of living in Canada to be considered, apart from tuition fee, in order to survive a term at the university (as per the data of 2020) is as tabulated below. 

    Type of Expenditure Cost (in CAD)
    Accommodation 2,400 to 3,200 
    Books and Supplies 500 to 1,000
    Meals 940
    Other personal expenses 1,540
    Total 5,380 to 6,680

    University of Waterloo International Scholarships

    The university offers international students financial aid in the form of bursaries and scholarships to study in Canada. Various awards offered are merit-based and can be availed by any candidate in need of financial help. Some of the Waterloo Scholarships available at the time of admission are described below:

    Name of Scholarship Amount (in CAD) Eligibility
    International Student Entrance Scholarships 10,000 each An international student enrolled in a 1st-year full-time undergraduate degree program; Score of 90% and above.
    President’s Scholarship 2,000 each Early May admission, 1st-year full-time undergraduate degree student; Score of 90 to 94.9%.
    Merit Scholarship 1,000 each 1st-year full-time undergraduate degree program students who have applied in early May admission; Average score of 85 to 89.9%.

    NOTE: The institute also provides multiple application-based scholarships. Students can avail these awards by filling their respective forms.

    University of Waterloo Placements

    The University of Waterloo ranks amongst the world’s top 50 universities for its graduate employability. Check: UWaterloo Rankings. Some of the highest-earning graduates of the university work in the field of Education & Research, IT & Software Development, and Financial Services. The table below provides information on the highest paying degrees of UWaterloo:

    Course Average Annual Salary (in CAD)
    Doctorate 247,000
    Masters in Finance 140,000
    Bachelor of Science 120,000
    Masters in Science 97,000
    Masters in Management 85,000

    UWaterloo has an excellent academic syllabus and goes the extra mile to ensure its students are well-prepared to tackle the unsettling challenges of the real world. Waterloo as a city is equally awesome and offers some great fishing and hiking opportunities, while simultaneously being one of the safest and affordable places in Canada. 

    However, candidates applying to the university must remember that being empty sponges will lead them nowhere. The university requires its applicants to put in additional effort and hard work in order to achieve academic excellence and promises to reciprocate the gesture in equal measure. 

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    University of Waterloo - UWaterloo, Ontario, canada: 4 answered questions

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    Ques. I have received an admit from University of Waterloo and Concordia University for biological sciences. Which one should I choose?

    ● Top Answer By Aarushi Kalra on 12 Jan 21

    Ans. The University of Waterloo has a good scope and facilities for Biological science when compared to Concordia University. Moreover, it is one of the top universities with a good employment rate and average salary. QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020 has ranked University of Waterloo at #25 and Concordia University #301-500.  Both the university has a good placement rate with a 96.46% employment rate for the University of Waterloo and an average salary of $92,889. Concordia has an 87% employment rate with an average salary of $62,993. QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 has placed Waterloo’s Biological Sciences program at #251-300. Particulars for Biological science are: The University of Waterloo is ranked #9 in Canada and #201-250 in the world whereas Concordia University has been ranked #22 in Canada and #601-800 in the world by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. Overall, The University of Waterloo is the potential choice for Biological science.Read more
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    Ques. What percentage is required for an Indian student to get an easy admission to the University of Waterloo?

    ● Top Answer By Janvi Bhambri on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. Since Waterloo is one of Canada's as well as world's best universities, there is no easy way getting admitted here. Waterloo’s admission averages range from low 80s to mid-90s. These can vary depending on the number of applications received as well as the number of spaces available in each program. You should already assume that the grades of students who apply will be generally very good. Your requirements will also differ with your nationality or where you’ve studied previously. But most importantly, you should know that grades alone won’t get you inside Waterloo as they take a good look at many other things. Thus, there are some aspects to work on if you're an Indian student wishing to study here: Grades: At Least a minimum of 90% in grade 10 and grade 12 exams. (High school and Intermediate) First or Second Division standing in one of the following. All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE. Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE. Other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies. English proficiency: Very important to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL iBT score of 90. Admission Information Form: You will need to write an exceptional AIF. This questionnaire gives you a great chance to display everything about you that makes you unique. You can share your extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteering activities and other initiatives.  Euclid Mathematics Contest: Strongly recommended to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest and/or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest. Results of the contests will be used in scholarship decisions and possibly admission decisions for programs in the Faculty of Mathematics. Additional Factors: An online video interview may be needed, which allows the university to virtually meet you and get a sense of who you are and get a better idea of you. These are the general requirements. Please note that some programs will have different criteria depending on the competition, degree type and program specification. There will not be one way to prepare for your application as the university looks at your whole profile and then takes a decision.Read more
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    Ques. What is the average GRE for people getting into MSCS of University of Waterloo?

    ● Top Answer By Megha Rohilla on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. While GRE is an important factor in MS Computer Science admissions at Cheriton School of Computer Science, there is not a defined cut off. This is because the University of Waterloo accepts or rejects a candidate on the basis of their overall profile. So you should simply not rely only on your strong GRE score as this doesn’t guarantee you admission. This being said, a high GPA, strong academic background with a good GRE score increases your chances of getting admitted.  On an average, it will not be wrong to claim that 75th GRE score percentile is a good GRE score. In simpler words, 161 or higher in GRE quant and 157 or higher in GRE verbal will be a good score. Lower than this will make enrollment in a top University like Waterloo much difficult. The score of GRE quant and GRE verbal contributes towards the overall GRE score, so it recommended to aim for 75 percentile or higher in quant and 60+ percentile in verbal. The competition will be higher since this is a very sought-after subject. If you're from India then the competition is even higher as there are so many talented students applying. So assuming your high GPA, it's better if you do better in Quant as compared to Verbal. This is because the subject of computer science is more oriented towards quant.Read more
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    Ques. What percentage is required for an Indian student to get an easy admission to the University of Waterloo?

    ● Top Answer By Dhruv Kaushik on 11 Jan 21

    Ans. Since Waterloo is one of Canada's as well as the world's best universities, there is no easy way of getting admitted here. You will find that Waterloo’s admission averages range from low 80s to mid-90s. You also need to consider that depending on the number of applications received, the number of spaces available in each program, and the grades of students who apply. Also, if you're an Indian student wishing to study here there are some aspects to work on since competition is tougher for international students because of a great applicant pool from all over the world and limited scholarships for them. Indian Students Requirements Since Indian curriculum is very rote-based without much creativity or practicals, so for you, getting 90s in boards is not enough. You will need much more than being a class topper or one of the best students. In fact, you will notice that these universities don’t always like or admit toppers who are only book smart but are not able to work smart. Extracurriculars: Waterloo looks for leaders and competent sociable engineers in their applicants. This place is all about practical knowledge and not simply theoretical knowledge. Grades: At Least a minimum of 90% in grade 10 and grade 12 exams. (High school and Intermediate) First or Second Division standing in one of the following. All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE. Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE. Other pre-university certificate awarded after 12 years of academic studies. English proficiency: Very important to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL iBT score of 90. Admission Information Form: You will need to write an exceptional AIF. This questionnaire gives you a great chance to display everything about you that makes you unique. You can share your extracurricular activities, work experience, volunteering activities and other initiatives.  Euclid Mathematics Contest: You’re strongly recommended to write the Euclid Mathematics Contest and/or the Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest. Results of the contests will be used in scholarship decisions and possibly admission decisions for programs in the Faculty of Mathematics. Additional: An online video interview may be needed, which allows the university to virtually meet you and get a sense of who you are. All these are the general requirements for Indian candidates. However, some programs may have different criteria depending on the competition, degree type and program specification.Read more
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    University of Waterloo Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    40000
    DLI Number
    O19305471522
    Application Cost
    $93
    Accreditation
    AUCC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $32,311 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    24 : 1

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    programsUG Programs -42
    PG Programs -13
    Doctorate Programs -4
    UG Programs -33
    PG Programs -31
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    Doctorate Programs -5
    acceptance rate53.0 %57.0 %50.5 %56.0 %53.0 %43.0 %51.0 %38.0 %58.7 %70.0 %12.4 %80.0 %
    exam scoreGMAT - 550
    IELTS - 6.5
    PTE - 63
    TOEFL - 90
    IELTS - 7
    PTE - 58
    TOEFL - 88
    GRE - 318
    GMAT - 660
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    TOEFL - 88
    IELTS - 7.5
    PTE - 77.5
    TOEFL - 100
    GMAT - 607
    PTE - 77.5
    IELTS - 6.5
    TOEFL - 90
    GMAT - 650
    GMAT - 669
    MELAB - 92
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 110
    GMAT - 612
    IELTS - 6.5
    PTE - 75
    TOEFL - 90
    IELTS - 7.5
    PTE - 75
    TOEFL - 103
    GRE - 300
    IELTS - 6.5
    PTE - 75
    TOEFL - 103
    GMAT - 600
    GRE - 316
    GMAT - 570
    IELTS - 7
    TOEFL - 100
    GMAT - 700
    GRE - 327
    IELTS - 7.5
    PTE - 75
    TOEFL - 104
    IELTS - 6.5
    PTE - 70
    TOEFL - 93
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   32311 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   17191 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 42074 USD Per Year
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    Average Tuition Fees   19234 USD
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    Hostel + Meal - 31538 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability Rankings- # 25 (QS 2020); 98.9% international student employment rate; Top recruiters are Manulife, TD Canada, Sun Life Financial Inc. etc. The average salary offered to graduates is 50,000 CAD per annum. Highest paying degrees: Doctorate (195,000 USD), Masters in Finance (113,000 USD), Masters in Management (102,000 USD), Bachelor of Science (90,000 USD), Bachelor (89,000 USD), Masters in Science (74,000 USD). 


    Western University has an employment rate of 91.5% after 6 months of graduation. With dentistry, medicine and therapy & rehabilitation having an employment rate of 100%. Average salary of Western University graduates is 62,000 USD. Highest earning graduates are Doctorate (293,000 USD); Executive MBA (181,000); Masters in Finance (161,000 USD); MBA (109,000 USD), etc.


    Graduate Employability Rankings (QS 2020)- #301-500
    MS- $120,000
    BA- $60,000
    Other Bachelor degrees- $80,000


    MS graduates were hired at highest package- $128,000
    Average base salary offered to undergraduates- $72,500
    MBA graduates were offered around $83,000


    Top recruiters at UBC were Deloitte, P&G, Labatt, Netsle, Telus, GE Healthcare, etc. Base salaries offered were around $90,000 to the postgraduates. Finance graduates were highest paid: $107,000


    Placement rate was around 85% within 3 months of graduationTop recruiters were McKenzie Investments, KPMG, EY, Deloitte, Pepsico, Scotiank, National Bank Financial and others.
    MS Graduates: $98,000
    MBA- $110,000
    Executive MBA graduates were hired at the highest packages


    Graduate employability Ranks QS: #87
    Graduate students hired at a base salary of $62,000
    Highest salries were offered to students entering human resources field


    Graduate Employability Ranks (2020): #131-140. Top recruiters- University of Calgary, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, ATB Financials, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., Alberta Health Sevices, etc.
    MS: $100,000.
    BSc: $80,000.
    MBA: $40,000 to $60,000.


    The university’s graduate employment rate is above 90%. The highest-paid McMaster graduates are the doctorate student with an annual average salary of 122,000 USD. MBA graduates are able to earn about 93,000 USD per year while bachelor graduates earn an annual salary of 43,000 USD


    Average annual salary: 45,000 USD; Top recruiters: Litens Automotive, Ground Effects, Magna International , FCA Corp, Flex-N-Gate Corporation; Highest paying degrees: MBA (94,000 USD), BSc (76,000 USD), BA (52,000 USD). 


    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 101 – 110; Average annual salary is 49,000 USD. Highest paying degree and their per annum salaries are:

    MBA: 96,000 CAD; BA: 79,000 CAD; BS: 75,000 CAD


    Ryerson has co-op and internship partnerships with companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, PwC, Universal Music Group, etc. Highest paid graduates are MS students (73,000 USD) while the lowest-paid graduates are MA students (41,000 USD). Bachelor students are able to earn 51,000 USD annually.


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    application requirements

    Indian UG aspirants must have around 85% score with 75% in English and Maths. Fulfill Country-specific requirements

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    Qualitative and Analytical skill assessment
    Graduation from University-prepratory program (program dependent)

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    LOR, SOP, Academic transcripts, and program-specific requirements. Grade required for UG and PG admission is B. GMAT/GRE scores are also required for various PG program admissions. 

    Some specific courses are required for admissions (vary with program).
    Country-specific entry requirements criteria must be fulfilled. 
    PG applicants must have a GPA 3.0 on scale of 4.0 (Grade B/percentile: 83-86)

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    UG applicants must fulfill core-subject requirements, which vary as per the choice of program. Masters applicants must have at least 70% in their UG degree. PhD applicants must have at least 77% in their master's degree. 

    Minimum 75% in bachelors for MBA and 60% for Masters in Engineering; Portfolio; Essays; Resume.

    OUAC Application;
    LORs and SOPs;
    Test Scores;
    Resume;
    Transcripts;
    Portfolio or Sample of Work (depending on program);
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    Admission & dates

    Application Portal : https://www.ouac.on.ca/

    Undergraduate Deadlines

    March 27

    Application deadline

    Document Submission Deadlines

    April 15

    Application deadline

    UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO ADMISSIONS

    Established in 1957, University of Waterloo is amongst the best universities in Canada. The university is keen to admit deserving and talented students, which is evident from the fact that 58% of the students enrolled at the university have an academic average of 90% or above (as per 2015 data).

    • The university offers undergraduate programs for high school, transfer and mature students.
    • It offers 180+ masters and doctoral programs.
    • Admission in UWaterloo is strictly based on the academic performance of the candidate.
    • A general application deadline for International Students (Fall Term) is March 30. Some programs have different deadlines.
    • International candidates can apply to the university through OUAC 105F.
    • They need to prove their proficiency with test scores of IELTS, TOEFL or one out of 4 other tests.
    • International Candidates will need a study permit to start their education at the University of Waterloo.

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Graduate
    GMAT550---
    Language Proficiency
    IELTS Check Detailed Score6.56.5--
    Writing-6.5--
    Speaking-6.5--
    Reading-6--
    Listening-6--
    PTE6363--
    TOEFL Check Detailed Score9090--
    Writing-25--
    Speaking-25--

    University of Waterloo Acceptance Rate

    53.0 %

    acceptance rate

    75472

    total applicants

    40000

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    54.0%

    Male

    46.0%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    85.0%
    Total Applicants
    40000
    Total Enrolled
    34000
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    15.0%
    Total Applicants
    40000
    Total Enrolled
    6000

    University of Waterloo enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of Waterloo Enrollment
    40000
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    34000
    Graduate Enrollment
    6000
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    79.6%

    Attendance Cost

    $32311

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $32,311 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $17,191 / Year
    On Campus
    Single Room
    $9,174 / Year
    Interconnecting Room
    $8,757 / Year
    Double Room
    $8,231 / Year
    Residence Meal Plan Allowance (Lite)
    $4,904 / Year
    Residence Meal Plan Allowance (Average)
    $5,304 / Year
    Residence Meal Plan Allowance (Hearty)
    $5,704 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
    Program wise accreditation
    Architecture Programs
    Canadian Architectural Certification Board
    Engineering Programs
    Engineers Canada
    Chemistry Programs
    Canadian Society for Chemistry

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    14811287--

    Ranking

    20212020201920182017
    Times Higher Education logo

    Times Higher Education

    RANKED  #201 - #250

    Overall(International)

    RANKED  #82

    Technology(International)

    RANKED  #45

    Computer Science(International)

    RANKED  #82

    Engineering(International)

    RANKED  #301 - #400

    Arts(International)

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    Nearest Ranking

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    Ranked#200
    Score54.3

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    Ranked#145
    Score58

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    Ranked#251 - #300
    Score35.3

    QS World University logo

    QS World University

    RANKED  #166

    Overall(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    McMaster University

    Ranked#144
    Score51.5

    University of Alberta

    Ranked#119
    Score54

    Western University

    Ranked#203
    Score42.6

    US News logo

    US News

    RANKED  #210

    Overall(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    University of Ottawa

    Ranked#192
    Score62.8

    University of Calgary

    Ranked#174
    Score64.2

    Western University

    Ranked#287
    Score58.5

    Center for World University Rankings logo

    Center for World University Rankings

    RANKED  #199

    Overall(International)

    Nearest Ranking

    University of Calgary

    Ranked#188
    Score79

    Western University

    Ranked#185
    Score79.1

    University of Ottawa

    Ranked#203
    Score78.6

    College Rating

    Based on 79 Students Rating

    7.8 out of 10
    8.9/10Academic
    8.2/10Accommodation
    8.7/10Faculty
    8.7/10Infrastructure
    8.7/10Placement
    7.6/10Social Life

    Reviews

    S
    7.7 /10

    Reputation, coop program, smaller university town, friends recommended it

    Course Curriculum :

    Extremely relevant curriculum. Constantly updated , dedicated professors

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    AA
    10.0 /10

    As it was popular for its computer science program and offered wide specializations.

    Course Curriculum :

    courses and curriculum are upto date with the latest technology and innovations happening around. I work for a government funding project in medical field where I get to work with the real time data.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    SG
    7.5 /10

    After completing my bachelors from Kolkata I went to a Consulting agency and their recommended me three colleges among which I chose this month as I found it to be the best suited for me. I was required to pay an application fee and applied to the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course has been very understanding and helpful. I was taught about data science and I was taught a lot of languages including Python and Java.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 extracurricular
    SD
    7.2 /10

    One of my cousins has been passed out from this university and she recommended me this college as her experience was wonderful in this university, therefore, I decided to take admission here I was required to pay an application fee and apply to the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    Through my course, I was taught about the computer from a very basic to an advanced level. I was taught about programming languages and the ways to use them.

    7 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    TM
    7.5 /10

    There were many reasons behind why I opted for this university among all in which I had applied to. The most amazing thing about this university that I found was its location and surrounding atmosphere. The application charges was $118 for three options only. Beyond that there were some extra charges but I only chose one subject.

    Course Curriculum :

    In my course what I liked most was its diversity in terms of technology. It was a perfect combination of both lab and lectures. I had gathered immense knowledge in all aspects of computers, from chips and wiring to software, networks, and communications.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
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    Nearby this campus

    • Book Store
    • Bus Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Airport
    • Train Station

    Book Store

    Feds Used Books0.06 km
    Laurier Bookstore1.26 km
    Old Goat Books1.76 km
    Carry-On Comics & Books1.92 km
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    Shopping Mall

    University Shops Plaza0.54 km
    Westmount Place1.31 km
    University Commons1.64 km
    Bridgeport Plaza2.39 km
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    Airport

    Kitchener Helipad3.95 km

    Bus Station

    University Of Waterloo Station0.16 km
    University of Waterloo0.18 km
    Ring Rd. / U.W. - University Club0.26 km
    Columbia / University Of Waterloo0.27 km
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    Restaurant

    King Tin Restaurant1.66 km
    Burrito Boyz Waterloo1.70 km
    Huether Hotel1.85 km
    East Side Mario's Waterloo (King)2.28 km
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    Train Station

    Kitchener Train Station4.56 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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