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University of Alaska Fairbanks
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  • 4 Year
  • FAIRBANKS, AK

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1731 SOUTH CHANDALAR DR
FAIRBANKS, AK 99775
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
From University of Alaska Fairbanks

Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.

UAF is a hotbed of diversity and fresh thinking. Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals — academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike.

UAF is a world leader in climate change and Arctic research and one of only a handful of universities in the nation designated a Land, Sea and Space Grant Institution. Our programs are hands-on and uniquely tied to the Alaska experience. Our students learn by helping others, and our graduates are making their communities stronger every day.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
65%
SAT Range
1110-1360
ACT Range
17-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$9,379 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,808 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 58 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 71 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 71 responses

Majors

The Climate Scholar Experience

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UAF is a world leader in climate and Arctic research. The Climate Scholars Program is for undergraduates, of any major, who are passionate about rapid environmental change and climate resiliency. Our students travel to every corner of Alaska, both to witness environmental change and to make positive change.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
41
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
18
Online Associates Programs
9
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    21%
  • Online
    50%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,345 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,499
Undergrads Over 25
46%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Individual
    33%
  • Different
    12%
  • Normal
    12%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Passionate
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 82 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
  • Friendly
    33%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Cold
    16%
  • Helpful
    7%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Inconsistent
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 47 responses

University of Alaska Fairbanks Reviews

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