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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B-
Alaska Fairbanks is a public university located in College, Alaska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,783 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Alaska Fairbanks acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 32% of students, Alaska Fairbanks alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
1731 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

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.

UAF Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$10,458/ 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
$7,391/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
34
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
16
Online Associates Programs
10
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    44%
  • Online
    32%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,783Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,646
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Friendly
    37%
  • Individual
    31%
  • Normal
    14%
  • Different
    12%
  • Motivated
    4%
  • Passionate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life.74 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.96 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Cold
    18%
  • Arctic
    6%
  • Helpful
    6%
  • Inconsistent
    4%
  • Unique
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
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.46 responses
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University of Alaska Fairbanks Reviews

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Recent budget cuts have made lots of students weary of continuing education here. Many programs have already been cut. Tuition price is great, in comparison to other colleges. My experience with some professors have been quite unsatisfactory, but I have also met some of the greatest professors that are willing to go above and beyond to see you succeed. The quality of the education I've received here taking general classes is low.

Although, I was apart of the Early Childhood Education program, which is where I had the best experience with teachers, coursework, advising, etc. You definitely need to allow yourself to find the right people that are willing to help you with the hard stuff.

Definitely do other research on UAF to help ensure this is the place for you!
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a very diverse college that provides students with the necessary tools to have a successful career. With a variety of degree opportunities, no matter what students are looking for they will likely find it at UAF! I highly recommend this university!
I love the friendliness we get from professors, students, and faculty members. Everyone is helpful and understanding. I love Fairbanks climates! Reminds me of home