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University of the Fraser Valley

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1974
    • Size:
    • Large (>15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
    • Phone:
    • +18888238734
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of University of the Fraser Valley

In the 1960s, citizens of the Fraser Valley demanded a post-secondary educational facility within the Fraser Valley. In 1966, a proposal was rejected by the provincial government to found a junior college. Not to be swayed by this early defeat, supporters who wanted post-secondary representation lobbied to have a vocational school built. The proposed site for this vocational school was to be near the geographical centre of the Fraser Valley, on Lickman Road in Chilliwack. This proposal passed, and plans for the school were put into motion. However, with the election of a new provincial government in 1972, the school's development was put on hold. Communities again lobbied for continuation of this project, and so a special task force was appointed by the government to study the feasibility of a college in the Fraser Valley

Academic Highlights

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is large enough to offer variety, and yet small class sizes to allow you to get to know your 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.

Life in University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)

University of the Fraser Valley also offers non-competitive sports provided by clubs such as hip-hop dance, badminton, and cricket and UFV is represented in U Sports by the UFV Cascades. The Envision Athletic Centre houses two gymnasiums, a fitness centre and change rooms.

School Ranking

University of the Fraser Valley university ranked 2242 in the world. It has ranked 53 in canada. 


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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.

Other Campuses
    • 33700 Prentis Avenue, Mission, British Columbia, Canada



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