University of the Fraser Valley

Founded 1974 | Abbotsford, BC

The University of the Fraser Valley lies in the school’s namesake mountain-ringed valley and offers more than 100 trade, vocation, degree and diploma programs at three campuses and three centres. Students enjoy small class sizes and can choose full-time, part-time or online studies in a structured or flexible program tailored to their needs. The school blends theory and applied studies and offers experiential and career-focused learning opportunities, with co-op options in 18 subject areas.

The Abbotsford campus is home to the student residence, fitness centre, main library and student union building. Construction for new student housing is underway and on-campus student housing will triple to 450 beds over the next two years. The school’s new Community Health and Social Innovation Hub is also in Abbotsford and is designed to provide opportunities for both researchers and students to work alongside health and social service professionals in order to solve community health challenges. The Chilliwack campus features an Indigenous gathering place, part of the commitment to Indigenization that the school has woven into its curricula, special programs and events.

Popular Programs

• Bachelor of Arts

• Bachelor of Science

• Bachelor of Business Administration

• Diploma in General Studies

• Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)

School Size



• Degree $5,907

• Diploma $5,907

• Certificate $2,513-$5,907

• Post-Grad $6,806-$9,547

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Culture and Theory of the City: Students explore cities as sites of power and magnetism, as well as social differentiation, with a special focus on the urban ethnography of Canadian communities.

• Natural Hazards and Hollywood: This program considers the science, evolution, human preparedness, and management of recovery from natural hazards like hurricanes, earthquakes, and diseases.

• Dynamics of Racism in Canada: Student explore competing definitions and interpretations of racism and examine controversies about the extent and meaning of racism in Canada. They also investigate how the process of racialization occurs in institutions such as education, the media, and the criminal justice system.