University of Waterloo


For 19 years in a row, Waterloo has been named Canada’s most innovative university in the Maclean’s annual university reputational rankings. Waterloo also topped the Most Likely to Produce the Leaders of Tomorrow category in 13 of the last 19 years, and was named Best Overall in 17 of 19 years — including in 2010 in all three categories.

Among comprehensive universities — that is, those without a medical school — Waterloo has ranked No. 1 in all categories – Most Innovative, Most Likely to Produce the Leaders of Tomorrow, Highest Quality, and Best overall — every year since the Maclean’s reputational rankings were introduced 19 years ago.

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.