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

About

1810 SALCHA DRIVE
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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
18-26
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
$10,778 / 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
$8,599 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
91%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 55 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 66 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 66 responses

Majors

The Climate Scholar Experience

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Study climate change at UAF, working alongside the top climate scientists in the world. The Climate Scholars Program at UAF’s Honors College offers unique opportunities for field-based, hands-on learning and research. As a Climate Scholar at UAF, you’ll engage in an academic experience that connects the arts, humanities and sciences and engage in cutting-edge research on climate and the Arctic.

Online

Online Programs Offered
37
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
16
Online Associates Programs
9
Online Bachelor's Programs
12
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    10%
  • Online
    63%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,399 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,451
Undergrads Over 25
46%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Individual
    32%
  • Normal
    13%
  • Different
    11%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Passionate
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
52%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 77 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Cold
    17%
  • Helpful
    6%
  • Inconsistent
    4%
  • Unique
    4%
  • Balanced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 45 responses

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