Computer science at Waterloo ranked number one nationally for third year in a row by Maclean’s

Friday, October 7, 2022

The Cheriton School of Computer Science has been ranked number one nationally for the third year in a row, according to the Maclean’s 2023 university rankings just released. Based on program and research reputation, computer science at Waterloo shared the podium for first place with CS programs at the University of British Columbia and University of Toronto.

“It’s gratifying to see that the Cheriton School of Computer Science is in the top spot nationally for both program and research reputation once again,” said Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science. “We are fortunate to have a virtuous circle of talent, where our exceptional undergraduate and graduate students help us attract excellent faculty and staff, who in turn attract top students.”

photo of students in the Davis Centre library

Housed in the Davis Centre, the Cheriton School of Computer Science brings together more than 100 professorial, emeritus and lecturer faculty members, 60 administrative, instructional and technical staff, with more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students.

The Cheriton School of Computer Science is home to eight Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, seven Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, and seven Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Additionally, we have many winners of awards and honours from other prestigious national and international research societies and associations

This year marks Maclean’s 32nd annual university rankings, continuing a mandate established in 1991 to provide essential information in a comprehensive package to help students choose the university that best suits their needs and career aspirations.

The results of the Maclean’s 2023 university rankings were released on October 6, 2022. Find out more about Maclean’s university program ranking methodology for 2023.

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