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UFV FACTS AT A GLANCE for Fiscal 2020/21, 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 (2020/21) 1,138
Total credentials awarded (2020/21) 3,340


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

Dr. Joanne MacLean, President and Vice-Chancellor

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



Total number of students as of November 1, 2020 for Fall 2020
14,474 Total number of students in Fiscal 2020/21
60 to 40 Female to male student ratio
781 Total self-declared Indigenous students
53% of students are full-time, taking 9 credits or more in a semester
75% Fall-to-fall retention rate for students new to UFV that have registered in a degree program.
26 Average class size
44,000 Alumni (as of February 2020)


2,100 Number of international students
51 Countries represented
15% Share of the total student population made up of international
Top 5 home countries are India, China, Vietnam, Republic of Korea and Japan


The 2020 Canadian University Survey Consortium first-year university student reports that:
91% of UFV first-year students are satisfied/very satisfied with their decision to attend UFV
90% of UFV first-year students agreed/strongly agreed they are generally satisfied with quality of teaching they received

are satisfied/very satisfied with the concern shown by the university for them as an individual


of UFV first-year students say their university experiences met/exceeded their expectations

The 2019 National Survey of Student Engagement of first-year and senior students indicates that:
79% of UFV first-year students rate their overall education experience at the university as excellent or good
82% of first-year students responded if they could start over again, they would definitely/probably go to UFV
86% of senior students rate their overall educational experience at the university as excellent or good
84% of senior students responded if they could start over again, they would definitely/probably go to UFV
The 2020 Baccalaureate Graduate Survey reports that:
91% of UFV degree graduates are satisfied/very satisfied with their education
93% rate the quality of instruction as good/very good
86% identified UFV as being helpful/very helpful in their skill development



Faculty members (fiscal year 2020/21)

790 Staff & administrators (fiscal year 2020/21)


College of Arts

Faculty of Education, Community, and Human Development

Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Business and Computing
Faculty of Science
School of Graduate Studies


43 Undergraduate certificate, diploma, & associate degree programs
22 Bachelor degree programs, with majors, minors, & extended minors in more than 40 program areas
  6 Master’s degree, graduate certificate, & post-baccalaureate programs
 20 Trades & apprenticeship programs
 13 Adult training, continuing education certificates, upgrading, and ESL programs
 50+ Study abroad programs
 14 Program areas that offer co-operative education
The 5 largest academic departments are Business Administration, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Computer Information Systems, Kinesiology, and Social Cultural and Media Studies


 340+ 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 and Hope
 Plus over 110 different courses offered online


For further information, please refer to the Factbook 2020-21.

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