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University of Waterloo: Admission 2024, Acceptance rate, Ranking & Fees

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University of Waterloo Highlights

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Year of establishment1956
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Also Known AsUWaterloo
Accepted Exams
TOEFLPTE+1 More
Size of Campus in acres1000
UG/PG Course Ratio1.69
Endowments ValueCanadian Dollar 367 million
No.of Campuses4
Accommodation expenses6775 CAD for 4 sharing (UG),6775 CAD for 4 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses2920 CAD (UG),2920 CAD (PG)
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Q:   Is Waterloo the MIT of Canada?

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Located within the famous technology triangle of Canada, the University of Waterloo is known as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of Canada. When we speak of innovation, then the University of Waterloo was one of the first universities that had an entire faculty dedicated to the study of the environment and according to Maclean’s magazine, it has been placed at the 1st rank in Canada in the innovative universities category. Here you study with some of the brightest minds of the world and here you are taught by Canada's top professors who are known for their research and teaching.

Q:   Is the University of Waterloo a top university?

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The University of Waterloo has been placed among the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings and US News & World Report’s global universities ranking. If we talk about the University of Waterloo QS ranking, then the university ranks at the #112th position in 2024 and in the US News & World Report, it ranks at the #191st position for 2023 in the global universities category. Waterloo improved its QS ranking significantly to #112 from #154 in 2023.

Q:   Is the University of Waterloo a good place to study for Indian students?

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If you are looking to pursue higher education in Canada, then the University of Waterloo is one of the top schools to study. University of Waterloo offers over 100 undergraduate programs and over 180 master’s and doctoral programs to international students. Apart from this, when it comes to career success, the University of Waterloo has been ranked #24 in Canada for graduate employment rate as per the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2024.

University of Waterloo Fees & Eligibility 2023

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(23 courses)
INR 13 L - 33 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 90 - 100, PTE: 63 - 68
B.Sc.(36 courses)
INR 25 L - 32 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(17 courses)
INR 25 L - 41 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
B.A.(27 courses)
INR 25 L - 32 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
M.A.(18 courses)
INR 13 L - 22 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 100 & Above, PTE: 68 & Above
MEng(5 courses)
INR 29 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 60 & Above
BBA(12 courses)
INR 25 L - 41 L
Duration4-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
MASc(6 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, TOEFL: 80 - 90, PTE: 60 - 63
MIM(8 courses)
INR 13 L - 42 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 - 7.5, TOEFL: 90 - 100, PTE: 63 - 68
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
INR 25 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
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Q:   How much does Waterloo cost for international students?

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When we look at the University of Waterloo tuition fees for international students, then for undergraduate studies, the approximate tuition fee ranges from USD 45,000 - 70,000. On the other hand, the tuition fee for international graduate students vary from programme to program. If we consider the cost of living for undergraduates, then the average personal expenses shall be around USD 3,000, the books and supplies will be USD 2,370 (higher for some courses), the meal expenses shall range from USD 5,050 - 5,850 and residence cost will range from USD 6,128 - 8,155.

Q:   What is the minimum IELTS/TOEFL score required for the University of Waterloo?

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The University of Waterloo admission is based on the English language proficiency test score submitted by the candidate. The minimum overall score required for IELTS is 7.0 and the minimum overall score required for TOEFL is 90, for the University of Waterloo.

University of Waterloo Scholarships 2023

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University of Waterloo Admission Dates 2023

  • Application fees :CAD 100 - 156
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall1ˢᵗ Dec 2023 - 1ˢᵗ Dec 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Feb - 1ˢᵗ Oct 2024
Winter8ᵗʰ Jan - 1ˢᵗ Oct 2024
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Q:   How can an Indian get into University of Waterloo?

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For admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Waterloo, the applicants must meet the program-specific and general eligibility requirements.

  • All India Senior School Certificate awarded by CBSE
  • Indian School Certificate awarded by CISCE
  • Other Pre-University Certificate awarded after 12 years of study

With this, you must have obtained a minimum score in IELTS / TOEFL / PTE / CAEL / Duolingo.

Q:   Is University of Waterloo hard to get into?

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The University of Waterloo acceptance rate is 53%, so, for every 100 applicants, 53 are admitted. This means the school is moderately selective. This justifies that the university is moderately selective when it comes to admission. The parts of an impressive application include high school grades or other academic qualification scores, English language proficiency scores, letter of recommendation, personal essay, extra-curricular, etc.

Q:   What is the minimum GPA required for admission to the University of Waterloo?

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All of the Indian students who are aiming to take admission into the University of Waterloo graduate courses must complete a minimum 4-year Bachelor degree or both a bachelor’s degree (less than 4 years in length) and a master’s degree. The GPA or minimum overall academic standing required for Waterloo University is first class i.e. 8/10.

University of Waterloo Placements

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University of Waterloo Ranking 2023

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#43
#101-150
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#201-250
Mechanical Engineering
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#51-100
#51-100
#51-75
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Q:   What is the ranking of Waterloo University?

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The University of Waterloo has been ranked #112 overall in the 2024 QS World University Ranking, a significant improvement from last year's place at 154. QS has also ranked Waterloo among the top five universities in Canada. Waterloo has performed on parameters like international faculty ratio, international student ratio, sustainability and citations per faculty.

Q:   Is Waterloo University good?

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As per the Research Infosource 2022, the University of Waterloo has been Canada's top research university for 14 years. Waterloo University has been ranked among the top 200 universities in the world by top publishers like QS (Top Universities), THE (Times Higher Education), and US News & World Report.

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Studying in Canada

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 4.4 L (based on 51 colleges)

Average Meals Expense

INR 2.7 L (based on 33 colleges)

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University CityWaterloo, Ontario, Canada
Size of cityMedium
Population of City1,04,986

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University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus - 125 St. Patrick Street Stratford, ON N5A 0C1

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