B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Alaska Fairbanks is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1220
ACT Range
18-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Alaska Fairbanks

Cost

Net Price
$8,741/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,088/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,474/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,019/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,799/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,339/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,398Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Individual
    32%
  • Normal
    14%
  • Different
    12%
  • Motivated
    2%
  • Passionate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say they don't have Greek life.73 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Cold
    16%
  • Arctic
    6%
  • Helpful
    6%
  • Inconsistent
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
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University of Alaska Fairbanks Reviews

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I am currently in the pipeline of the Rural Human Services moving on to my Bachelors in Social Work and I absolutely love it! I've graduated with honors getting my AA and intend on graduating with the same as I approach my Bachelors. Classes are cohort style with indigenous people from all over Alaska.
Only change I'd like to see is more internship done in lower 48 reservations to see how our other villages/reservations are doing their work, so we can bring it to our smaller communities.
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a wonderful school for people with strong character. The location is very unique, with winter temperatures as low as negative forty degrees Fahrenheit and daylight as short as four hours. This subarctic environment is ideal for hiking and skiing on campus and in the surrounding wilderness. Full-time students are given free passes to a local alpine ski area. Professors are friendly and invested in the success of their students. The science and engineering programs are some of the best in the country and provide many opportunities for research and job training. Intramural sports are a popular activity. The Honors Program is recommended, it allows students to enroll in advanced classes with a small group of peers and offers scholarships and counseling. Some people find Fairbanks to be a challenging environment. The cold and darkness can lead to severe seasonal depression. Sexual harassment is unfortunately fairly common.
I love UAF! Coming from a community college, it definitely feels more like a community, which is nice. Of course there is no perfect place, so there are things that could be better. I like being involved in campus activities, but I wish there were sororities and fraternities that students could join. But, overall I'm glad I came to Fairbanks for university!