About UFV

UFV stats and facts

UFV FACTS AT A GLANCE for Fiscal 2018/19, unless otherwise noted:
Founded as Fraser Valley College April 4, 1974
University status as University of the Fraser Valley April 21, 2008
Bachelor's degrees granted (2017/18) 1,038
Total credentials awarded (2017/18) 2,604


Dr. Andy Sidhu, Chancellor
Mr. John C. Pantratz, Chair, Board of Governors

Dr. Joanne MacLean, President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. James Mandigo, Provost and Vice-President, Academic



9,532 total number of students as of November 1, 2016 for Fall 2016
15,840 total number of students in Fiscal 2018/19
57% of students are female
841 total Indigenous students 
48% of students are full-time, taking 9 credits or more in a semester
77% 1st to 2nd year degree student retention rate
25 average class size
42,000 Alumni (as of February 2018)


2289 number of international students
306 students enrolled on UFV's Chandigarh campus
86 countries represented
14.4% share of the total student population made up of international
Top 5 home countries are India, China, Vietnam, Republic of Korea and Japan


2016 Baccalaureate Graduate Survey indicates that:
96% of UFV degree graduates are satisfied/very satisfied with their education
96% are satisfied/very satisfied with the quality of instruction
89% are satisfied/very satisfied with their level of skill development
2015 Canadian University Survey Consortium – Graduating University Student Survey reports that:
 96% of UFV graduates are satisfied/very satisfied with the overall quality of education (versus 86% of students from other universities)
 95% are satisfied/very satisfied with their decision to attend UFV (versus 89% of students from other universities)
 94% would recommend their university to others (versus 88% of students from other universities)



faculty members (fiscal year 2017/18)

699 staff & administrators (fiscal year 2017/18)


College of Arts

Faculty of Access and Continuing Education

Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Professional Studies
Faculty of Science
School of Graduate Studies


68 undergraduate certificate, diploma, & associate degree programs
 17 bachelor degree programs, with majors, minors, & extended minors in more than 35 program areas
 10 master’s degree, graduate certificate, & post-baccalaureate programs
 22 trades & apprenticeship programs
 22 adult training, continuing education certificates, upgrading, and ESL programs
 40+ study abroad programs
 6 major program areas that offer co-operative education options
5 largest academic departments are Business Administration, Mathematics, Criminology/ Criminal Justice, English, & Psychology


106 courses involving research
 180+ student research assistant positions


200 students living on campus
60+ student clubs and associations
Intercollegiate Athletics teams in soccer, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, rowing and golf
Team name — Cascades
Mascot name — Sasq’ets
Colours — forest green, spring green, and black


Abbotsford — main campus, Aerospace Training Centre, and Clearbrook Centre
Chilliwack — Canada Education Park (CEP)
 Mission, Hope, and Chandigarh, India
 Plus over 110 different courses offered online


For further information, please refer to the Factbook 2017/18‌.

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