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|Motto: Concordia cum veritate|
|President||David L. Johnston|
|Religious affiliation||Main campus: None|
Conrad Grebel: Mennonite
St. Jerome's: Catholic
St. Paul's: United
|Location||Waterloo, Ontario, Canada|
|Enrollment||21 550 undergraduate|
|Campus size||405 hectares|
The University of Waterloo, also known as "UW" or simply "Waterloo", is an accredited public university in the city of Waterloo, Ontario Canada. The 2003 enrollment was 21 550 undergraduate, and 2485 graduate students with 787 full-time faculty members. The university was founded in 1957.
The university has been a groundbreaking proponent of co-operative education with university organized work terms in industry contributing to student experience, and providing financial support for students.
The university includes the faculties of Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Independent Studies, Mathematics, and Science as well as an on-campus school of Optometry. There are also four affiliated church colleges on campus: St. Jerome's University (Roman Catholic), Renison College (Anglican), St. Paul's United College (United Church of Canada), and Conrad Grebel University College (Mennonite).
The University of Waterloo was originally conceived in 1955 as the Waterloo College Associate Faculties (WCAF), a semi-autonomous entity within Waterloo College (now Wilfrid Laurier University). The school began classes in 1957, and two years later became the University of Waterloo.
See Also: List of Ontario Universities