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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Waterloo

Waterloo, ON

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English  
Mathematics  
Science  
Foreign Language  
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequired for someNot reported
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRequired for some
ACT Writing Test PolicyNot reported
Use of SAT/ACT EssayNot reported

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address200 University Avenue West
City, State, ZipWaterloo, ON  N2L 3G1
Phone(519) 888-4567 x33106
Fax(519) 746-2882 x5378
E-mailmyapplication@uwaterloo.ca
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline 
Application Fee$135
Application Fee WaiverNot available
Regular Admission NotificationNot reported
Accept Offer of AdmissionJune 1
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewRequired
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class Rank
Recommendations
EssayX
Interview
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate53% of 43,347 applicants were admitted
   Women61% of 18,832 applicants were admitted
   Men47% of 24,515 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled23,089 admitted students enrolled
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPANot reported
3.75 and AboveNot reported
3.50 - 3.74Not reported
3.25 - 3.49Not reported
3.00 - 3.24Not reported
2.50 - 2.99Not reported
2.00 - 2.49Not reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT MathNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT CompositeNot reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.48 4.36 800 740 640 28
Low 3.41 4.36 800 740 640 28
High 3.55 4.36 800 740 640 28
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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