Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. UFV has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.
UFV is large enough to offer variety, and yet our small class sizes allow students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. We offer more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, and more than a dozen trades and technology programs. Our admission policies are flexible, and students can learn in a variety of ways: full-time, part-time, in-class, online, as part of a structured program or one tailored completely to their interests.
Many of our programs ladder into one another, allowing students to earn a one-year certificate and/or a two-year diploma on the way to completing a full degree. Others offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with professional, paid work experience. Our emphasis on applied research offers many opportunities for student researchers. Our thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Our continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and our award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive.
Why the University of the Fraser Valley
It is UFV’s vision to provide the best undergraduate education in Canada and to be a leader of the social, cultural, economic and environmentally-responsible development of the Fraser Valley. UFV will measure its success by the successes of its graduates and the successful development of the communities they serve. In achieving its goals, UFV has committed to being innovative, entrepreneurial and accountable.
The University of the Fraser Valley, as established by the University Act of British Columbia, is mandated to serve the post-secondary educational needs of its region. Specifically, UFV provides post-secondary academic, trade, technical, career and adult basic education programs that lead to certificates, diplomas, and degrees, at both the undergraduate and master’s level. Faculty and staff are also engaged in foundational and applied research and other scholarly activities that support its program areas and the development of the Fraser Valley.
Paramount priority is placed on students and their learning needs and goals. UFV is committed to excellence in post-secondary education through programs that serve the diverse needs of the Fraser Valley region. We view education as an ongoing process essential for both career progress and actualizing human potential. We make the university accessible to students with diverse backgrounds and goals, while rewarding academic success and maintaining high standards. We value and treat students as mature individuals, and encourage intellectual, cultural, creative, ethical and social development in order to prepare our graduates for their roles as productive citizens of an increasingly complex and pluralistic society. And finally, we place a high value on environmental, social and economic sustainability in all our endeavours.
Type: Public, University
Total Students: 14600+
Int. Students: 1300+