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Study in Waterloo

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Why study in Waterloo?

Waterloo is a beautiful city in Ontario, Canada. It’s a vibrant place with a delightful community atmosphere. It’s known for its outstanding universities, cleanliness, and natural beauty.

The city is incredibly student-friendly. It’s one of the safest cities in Canada and is home to around 120,000 people - the locals are very friendly and are happy to help international students.

There are many things for international students to do in Waterloo, which makes it a great place to live. You can explore gorgeous parks, lively social venues, amazing cultural districts, fabulous restaurants, and awesome shopping outlets.

Waterloo is surrounded by other wonderful Canadian cities, making it a great location for keen explorers. International students in Waterloo can easily reach places like Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Hamilton, and Toronto.

Universities in Waterloo

Student reviews for Waterloo

  • Yingyan Jia
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Wilfrid Laurier University Business Administration
    Tell us about Waterloo
    Waterloo has two universities. I love studying here.
  • Yihong Tian
    China
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Wilfrid Laurier University Business Management
    Tell us about Waterloo
    The city I studied in was Brantford, which brought peace to my studies. However, the transportation and living facilities are relatively not particularly complete.
  • Hanna Sue Percy
    Bermuda
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Wilfrid Laurier University Education
    Tell us about Waterloo
    Waterloo is an amazing city. The campus is located right next to anything you need. gas stations, food shops, convenience stores, the Conestoga mall, banks, and bus stops that bring you to major hubs like Toronto. It is about an hour drive from Toronto airport so the commute is very easy.
  • Mai Dang
    Vietnam
    Overall experience 3 stars
    Academic
    2 stars
    University social
    2 stars
    Accommodation
    5 stars
    University facilities
    2 stars
    Wilfrid Laurier University Business Administration
    Tell us about Waterloo
    transportation is convenient to get around but often busy and late
  • Sashini Kothalawalage
    Sri Lanka
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Wilfrid Laurier University Economics
    Tell us about Waterloo
    The city of Waterloo has 2 universities and 1 college located close to each other. Because of this, it is known as a student city. Since the majority of the population here are students, there are so many opportunities and facilities for us. There are so many restaurants, clubs, shopping malls, and franchises to go to around the area. I love visiting all the South Asian restaurants and grocery shops to eat yummy food and buy spices for cooking. The city is very diverse and I felt very welcome from day one.Transport in GRT busses is covered by the Laurier tuition so we can travel unlimited times/distances from our student card within the Waterloo region. We also have a new light rail system which is kind of like a city train. There are lots of grocery stores around Laurier such as Walmart and Zehrs which is very convenient for students who cook for themselves. In terms of safety, I have personally never gone through a safety concern in Waterloo. The region of Waterloo police officers and the university special constables are patrolling around the area and therefore emergencies are being responded to speedily. We also have emergency poles around campus that students can strike if they have an emergency. However, these poles at Laurier have never been used except for testing!

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