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University of Waterloo scores high in world ranking for graduate success

Last Updated Sep 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm EDT

Courtesy of University of Waterloo.

For the past 25 years, the University of Waterloo [UW] has been ranked Canada’s most innovative university.

Now the school has been ranked by QS, a leading education agency, 24th in the world when it comes to landing a post-secondary career.

Jack Moran, Public Relations Executive at QS tells 570 NEWS UW scored 99.5 out of 100 for workplace related partnerships with employers. “What we see with Waterloo specifically, it’s one of the nation’s most proactive in giving students the opportunities to meet employers that can offer them post-graduate work.”

Peggy Jarvie, an Associate Provost at UW, who was on the Mike Farwell show explains what makes the school so successful. “We’ve invested fully in co-op, we’ve invested in the extra teaching that is required in order to enable students to take classes 12 months of the year, or work 12 months of the year, so that our students are available to organizations to hire all year round.”

Moran adds that in terms of alumni outcome UW scored 77.6 points out of 100.

If you would like to see how UW compares to the top three schools in the world click here.