The University of the Fraser Valley's vision is 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. The University of the Fraser Valley will measure its success by the successes of its graduates and the successful development of the communities they serve. In achieving its goals, University of Fraser Valley has committed to being innovative, entrepreneurial and accountable.
Located in the beautiful Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the University of the Fraser Valley is a fully accredited, public university that enrolls approximately 15,000 students per year. The school has campuses and locations in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Hope, and Agassiz, and a growing presence in Chandigarh, India.
The University of the Fraser Valley's small class sizes allow students to get to know their instructors and learn in a hands-on environment. There are more than 100 programs, including two master’s degrees, 15 bachelor’s degrees, majors, minors, and extended minors in more than 30 subject areas, including more than a dozen trades and technology programs to choose from. 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 UFV's 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. Other programs offer a co-operative education option, where students can combine study with professional, paid work experience. UFV's emphasis on applied research provides many opportunities for student researchers. UFV's thriving international programming makes for a culturally diverse student community and great opportunities to study abroad. Additionally, continuing studies and academic upgrading offerings make learning a lifelong experience. Many clubs, events, and activities enhance student life on campus and UFV's award-winning Cascades athletics teams are highly competitive.
Why the University of the Fraser Valley?