Co-founder, Reddit

“There is an undeniable reputation throughout tech of the kind of engineering talent that comes out of the University of Waterloo. The [Waterloo Engineering] students here are probably going to be the business leaders of this century.”

Y Combinator

“Waterloo is probably the best up-and-coming startup city in the world…. The breadth of exposure to different sorts of engineering that you learn, the co-op program, and the way that there is just such a culture of thinking about problems in the world and ideas; …it’s really good.”

Chairman of O’Leary Funds, Investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, Co-Host of CBC’s Lang & O’Leary Exchange, bestselling author and entrepreneur

“Engineers advance the economy in a very simple metric. They create companies. Many of those companies are very successful. They provide all the things that we cherish in Canada. That’s why it’s so important that Waterloo is successful. You can’t have a competitive society, without a really good cohort engineers graduating every year.”

Vice President of Security Business Group at Cisco

“There are very few schools in the Bay Area that have the brand recognition of Waterloo, in terms of creating students that normally have a point of view as to where the world is going and how they can contribute.”

Staff Software Engineer at

“By choosing Waterloo it shaped my future because of the co-op program. My last two internships were at Google and they were the most eye-opening experiences that I could have. The Waterloo Co-op progam set me apart because I had breadth of experience by the time I graduated.”

Co-founder of Infusion

“Waterloo Engineering is a driving force and kind of a watering hole of innovation. You can go to it, extract from it, and inject into your own company this expertise, direction and vision. It’s very powerful to have that. We rely on and absolutely need these kinds of (engineering) programs.”

Corporate Law Partner at Cooley LLP

“When you look at how Waterloo Engineering grads do in the marketplace, it is very common to hear in Silicon Valley that the Waterloo grads are some of the most sought-after grads even amound the top US schools like MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Stanford.”

New York Times Sunday Review

Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columnist

“I asked Sam Altman, the president of Y Combinator, one of the best-known providers of first-step seed money for tech start-ups if any one school stood out in terms of students and graduates whose ideas took off. “Yes,” he responded, and I was sure of the name I’d hear next: Stanford. It’s his alma mater, though he left before he graduated, and it’s famous as a feeder of Silicon Valley success.

But this is what he said: “The University of Waterloo.” It’s a public school in the Canadian province of Ontario, and as of last summer, it was the source of eight proud ventures that Y Combinator had helped along.”

Co-founder, Twitter & Square

“Our focus in Waterloo is going to be engineering…the engineering discipline, and all the technology thinking, and support and mentorship that is happening in the city makes it a very easy choice.”

Executive Chairman, Google

“We have something like 400 engineers and something like 700 or 800 employees here and I always knew Waterloo was a fantastic engineering centre.”

Co-founder, Y Combinator

“Something is going on in Waterloo because the applications we get from Waterloo students are better than those we get from students of any other university.”

Engineering Director, Google Canada

“[There] is an amazing amount of technical talent in Canada, and University of Waterloo is the center of that [excitement]. That’s one of the reasons we’re here [and] this has been a very productive place for hiring for us.”

The Wall Street Journal

“To find Silicon Valley’s latest hunting ground for engineering talent, start at Stanford University—then drive northeast for about 40 hours. The University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario, has become a magnet for recruiters at Google parent Alphabet Inc., Electronic Arts Inc. and Inc., who seek the school’s entrepreneurially minded engineering graduates. Employers and school leaders say the students understand how to translate engineering projects into viable businesses.”

Venture Beat

“Canada is world-renowned for its high-quality post-secondary education, with the University of Waterloo’s engineering co-op program at its core.”

“The University of Waterloo is one of the world’s top technology schools… [attracting] prominent faculty members from around the world as well as Canada’s top engineering and computer science students.”

“Canada’s Stanford”

“Canada’s most innovative school for the past 23 years.”

The #1 engineering school in Canada.

Co-Founder, Microsoft

“It’s not unusual to have the best solution to a tough problem come from one of the youngest people working to solve it. I saw this kind of innovative thinking when I visited the University of Waterloo and spent time with students there who are focused on pushing the envelope in science, engineering and other fields.”