Employers and educators recognize the value of a Waterloo degree. In rankings, we are consistently among the best universities in the world.

Waterloo leads the way

Waterloo aims to be the world’s top university for creators, explorers and boundary-pushing thinkers. We champion a culture of innovation, risk-taking, entrepreneurship, global stewardship and leadership to create solutions with global impact. The best and brightest are drawn to the University of Waterloo for our transformational research, academic reputation, entrepreneurial ecosystem and world-leading co-operative and experiential education.

We are incredibly proud of the contributions that our faculty, students, alumni and partners make every day to solving some the world’s most complex challenges, which have fostered the following accolades:

  • Ranked within top 150 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2022)
  • #1 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)  
  • #1 most innovative (Maclean’s 2022)
  • #2 in Canada for social and economic impact based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020)