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University of Waterloo

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Waterloo, Canada, North America
Known as the “Silicon Valley of the North,” the University of Waterloo is a hotbed of high-tech academic, entrepreneurial, and research activity. Facilitated by the largest co-operative education program in the world, students are renowned for graduating and quickly starting technology ventures of their own.

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University of Waterloo

Known as the “Silicon Valley of the North,” the University of Waterloo is a hotbed of high-tech academic, entrepreneurial, and research activity. Facilitated by the largest co-operative education program in the world, students are renowned for graduating and quickly starting technology ventures of their own. Indeed, the University of Waterloo has consistently been ranked first in the “Most Innovative” and “Leaders of Tomorrow” sections (as well as second in the “Highest Quality” section) of Maclean’s Reputational University Rankings for Canadian universities. Bill Gates himself, on a visit to the campus in 2005, attested that most years, Microsoft hires more students out of Waterloo than any other university in the world.

While the University of Waterloo has more than 30,000 students, university, and staff, international students note that the city of Waterloo lacks any type of nightlife or notable downtown area. Still, the city is a great starting point for trips to nearby metropolitan and tourist havens, such as Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, and Niagara Falls. Life for international students can be made particularly more social by choosing to live on-campus.

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    Tuition Fees Local - Currency 
    CAD
    Tuition Fees Local - Amount 
    6,000
    Tuition Fees - International (Average) 
    19,000
    Tuition Fees - Description 
    Tuition fees are stated on a yearly basis for certain undergraduate degrees and do not include accommodation. These amounts are representative and do not reflect all degrees.
  • Information & Statistics

    Total Number of Students 
    28,010

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University Address 
University Avenue
Waterloo  Ontario
Canada

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Overall Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Comments:

It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Seungbum K.
Overall Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Comments:

Golden Gate University (GGU) offers practical and affordable education for international students.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
Overall Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
Overall Rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.