About University of Waterloo:

The University of Waterloo is a public research university with a main campus in Waterloo, Ontario. The main campus is on 404 hectares (1,000 acres) of land adjacent to "Uptown" Waterloo and Waterloo Park. The university offers academic programs administered by six faculties and ten faculty-based schools. The university also operates three satellite campuses and four affiliated university colleges. Waterloo is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The University of Waterloo is most famous for its cooperative education (co-op) programs, which allow the students to integrate their education with applicable work experiences. The University operates the largest post-secondary co-operative education program in the world, with over 17,000 undergraduate students in over 140 co-operative education programs. The institution was established on 1 July 1957 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties, a semi-autonomous entity of Waterloo College, then an affiliate of the University of Western Ontario. This entity formally separated from Waterloo College and was incorporated as a university with the passage of the University of Waterloo Act by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1959. It was established to fill the need to train engineers and technicians for Canada's growing postwar economy. It grew substantially over the next decade, adding a faculty of arts in 1960, and the College of Optometry of Ontario which moved from Toronto in 1967.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 273 313 286 261 282 277 256 261 261 263 263 240 242

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 191 226 200 242 - 208 232 225 204 234 230 237
Engineering 86 76 67 74 56 64 65 60 65 69 62 68
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450
Natural Sciences 172 173 141 129 163 180 172 167 181 162 167 172
Social Sciences 179 180 184 171 176 162 133 147 121 136 127 136

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 351-400 301-350 283
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering 63 47 43 52 49 49 56 62 70 75
Chemistry 194 244 207 197 185 171 160 139 129 146
Civil Engineering 18 34 29 42 63 56 70 67 65 73
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Computer Science 20 29 24 32 31 29 36 23 29 38
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 228
Electrical Engineering 49 39 40 39 39 35 32 32 23 25
Environment / Ecology - 126 107 122 128 118 125 137 133 157
Geosciences 115 183 192 177 159 171 166 165 156 185
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 211 209 144 155 140 136 131 109 106 108
Mathematics 54 58 33 72 73 103 87 91 90 82
Mechanical Engineering 142 130 82 88 97 105 93 101 83 97
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - 401-450 351-400 351-400
Physics 166 127 184 187 182 167 181 171 166 170
Plant & Animal Science - - - 268 - - - - 401-450 401-450
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 191
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 122
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 199