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UFV stats and facts

UFV FACTS AT A GLANCE for Fiscal 2015/16, 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 (2015/16) 1,043
Total credentials awarded (2015/16) 2,777


Dr. Gwen Point, Chancellor
Mr. John C. Pankratz, Chair, Board of Governors

Jackie Hogan, President and Vice-Chancellor (interim)

Dr. Eric Davis, Provost and Vice-President, Academic


9,514 total number of students as of November 1, 2015 for Fall 2015
14,221 total number of students in Fiscal 2015/16
57% of students are female
689 total Aboriginal students 
50% of students are full-time, taking 9 credits or more in a semester
77% 1st to 2nd year degree student retention rate
22 average class size
35,000 Alumni


1,105 number of international students
243 students enrolled on UFV's Chandigarh campus
55 countries represented
9.5% share of the total student population made up of international
Top 5 home countries are China, India, Saudi Arabia, Republic of Korea, and Japan


2015 Baccalaureate Graduate Survey indicates that:
98% of UFV degree graduates are satisfied/very satisfied with their education
98% are satisfied/very satisfied with the quality of instruction
91% 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 2015/16)

678 staff & administrators (fiscal year 2015/16)


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


 81 undergraduate certificate & diploma programs
 15 bachelor degree programs with majors, minors, & extended minors in more than 35 program areas
 4 master’s degree and graduate certificate programs
 22 trades & apprenticeship programs
 26 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, English, Criminology/ Criminal Justice, Mathematics, & Psychology


106 courses involving research
 170+ 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, Clearbrook Centre
Chilliwack — Canada Education Park (CEP), Five Corners (downtown), Chilliwack North
 Mission, Agassiz, Hope, Chandigarh, India
 Plus over 110 different courses offered online.


For further information, please refer to the UFV Fact Book.

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