The Cheriton School of Computer Science has been ranked number one nationally for the fourth year in a row, according to the Maclean’s 2024 university rankings released yesterday. Based on program reputation in computer science, Waterloo shared the podium for first place with the University of Toronto, and based on research reputation, shared the podium for first with the University of Toronto and UBC.
“I am extremely pleased to see that computer science at Waterloo is again in the top spot nationally,” said Raouf Boutaba, Professor and Director of the Cheriton School of Computer Science. “We are extremely fortunate to have a virtuous circle of talent in play in which our reputation in computer science attracts the best students and faculty to study and work at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, and the excellence of our students and faculty is precisely why our School has this reputation.”
This year marks Maclean’s 33rd 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 meets their needs.
The results of the Maclean’s 2024 university rankings were released on October 12, 2023.
Maclean’s ranks institutions in ﬁve broad areas based on 12 performance indicators, allocating a weight to each indicator. Figures for the ranked universities include data from their federated and afﬁliated institutions. The rankings use the most recent and publicly available data. Find out more about Maclean’s university program ranking methodology for 2024.