University of Alaska Fairbanks

1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 67%
  • Total Student Population: 6,826
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
  • Graduation Rate: 38%
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is a public research university located in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. It was founded in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, and it became a university in 1975.

UAF is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska system and is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. It offers more than 170 degree and certificate programs in fields such as engineering, natural resources, business, education, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

The university has an heavy focus on research, particularly in Arctic studies, including climate change, permafrost, and sea ice. It also houses several research institutes, including the Geophysical Institute, the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, and the Alaska Center for Energy and Power.

UAF has a diverse student body of around 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. The campus has numerous facilities and resources for students, including dormitories, dining options, a student health center, a fitness center, and a variety of clubs and organizations.

UAF is a well known institution of higher education that offers a unique educational experience in one of the most remote and fascinating regions of the country.

The UAF campus is located on 2,250 acres of land and is situated on the banks of the Chena River. The campus is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, including snow-capped mountains, forests, and rivers.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts. UAF is known for its programs in Arctic research, geophysics, and engineering.

The University’s mission is to educate and enlighten it students and provide it’s student with a unique experience that are both academical and realistic.

UAF is a perfect school for students who are seeking quality education in a good environment.

Student Enrollment

Total EnrollmentUndergraduate Enrollment
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender
Men: 38.4%
Women: 61.6%
Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity
American Indian or Alaskan Native: 14.5%
Asian: 2.2%
Black or African American: 3.3%
Hispanic/Latino: 7.5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0.7%
White: 52.1%
Two or more races: 10.0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree-research

Majors Offered

  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
  • Psychology, General
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Education, General
  • Social Work
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Accounting
  • Child Development
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (Emt Paramedic)
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Natural Sciences
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fisheries and Wildlife


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$7,248 $7,176 $7,080 
      Out-of-state$21,384 $21,312 $21,216 
    Books and supplies$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 
      Room and board$10,540 $10,540 $10,440 
      Other expenses$2,650 $2,650 $2,650 
      Room and board$12,050 $12,050 $12,050 
      Other expenses$4,250 $4,250 $4,250 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$4,250 $4,250 $4,250

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