Canada, Ontario

Established in 1957, the University of Waterloo is known as one of the best universities in North America. The university is located in the heart of Canada’s technology hub, Waterloo. It offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and over 180 graduate programs. The Quantum Computer Science program offered by Waterloo has been designed by the brightest minds in the field and is reputed all over the world. The university was the first in Canada to develop the concept of co-operative education, that provides the students with hands-on practical experiences while they pursue their degree.

Campus Life

The university has a humongous campus in Ontario that spreads over 1000 acres of land. The main campus is located in Waterloo, which is just 100kms from Toronto, the commercial capital of Canada. The university has three other campuses located in the nearby cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Stratford. Currently, the university is home to over 35,000 students from all across the globe, making the university a culturally diversified place. It provides state-of-art laboratories and high-tech computer labs where the students can work and research. For accommodation, the university provides several residency halls with facilities like health centres, gymnasiums, clinics and sporting facilities. The city of Waterloo is referred to as one of the best student cities in Ontario. The students at the University of Waterloo enjoy occasional visits to the Niagara Falls or have a glimpse of the world-famous CN Towers.

Noted Alumni

The university has fostered students who went on to have excellent careers as engineers, entrepreneurs, noble prize winners and scientists. One of them is Robert Mundell, a Waterloo graduate who was awarded Nobel Prize in Economics. Other notable alumni include Mike Lazaridis, Candian-Greek Business Tycoon, David Cheriton who is a Billionaire Computer Scientist and one of the founders of PHP scripting language, Rasmus Lerdorf.