University of the Fraser Valley

Founded 1974 | Abbotsford, BC

The University of the Fraser Valley lives 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 may choose full-time, part-time or online studies in structured or flexible programs. The school blends theory and applied studies in many programs and offers co-operative education in library information and technology, computer information systems and business. A process called laddering— counting diplomas as the first two years of a degree program—is common at UFV.

The Abbotsford campus features a fitness centre, library, art gallery, student union building and the school’s only residence. In 2019, UFV upgraded and expanded its learning spaces on the Abbotsford campus and construction for new student housing is slated to start in early 2023, with the first students moving in in 2024. Also in Abbotsford is the school’s new Community Health and Social Innovation Hub, which is designed to provide opportunities for researchers and students to work alongside health and social service professionals in order to solve current and emerging 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: $5,632

• Diploma: $5,632

• Certificate: $2,467-$5,632

• Post-Grad: $5,808-$10,970

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Global Development Studies: This broad interdisciplinary program blends business, communications and sociology courses, equipping students with skills to work as development professionals in Canada or beyond.

• Agriculture Technology: Students learn through both coursework and fieldwork, creating business plans for agricultural ventures and focusing on food safety and sustainable practices.

• Graphic and Digital Design: Students assemble and design their own portfolio of real-world projects, engage with industry connections and work within the university’s communities.