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University of Alaska Fairbanks Stats, Info and Facts

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9,855 Students

77% Admitted

  • 7,664 full time
  • 5,410 part time
  • 2,153 men full time
  • 2,292 women full time
  • 3,648 applied
  • 2,913 admitted
  • 1,979 enrolled

6,639 Undergraduates

$6,060 Tuition/Year

  • 1,203 Graduates
  • 2,942 Non-Degree
  • $6,060 in state
  • $1,054 fees
  • $8,974 room & board
  • $2,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Small suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctorate
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kate
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  • To say the least, UAF is a unique, culturally diverse University. Fairbanks has opportunities available for students that no other university can offer (ice climbing, anyone?). Small class size and…

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  • Sarah from Anchorage, AK
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  • UAF has a beautiful campus and a lot to offer its students. The engineering department is very helpful, encouraging, and educational (which is the goal, right?). However, the math department…

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  • brett from fairbanks, ak
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  • the university of alaska fairbanks offers some of the greatest programs to study in the world. it's a very unique place not only because of the location, but because of the…

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Mission Statement

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.

University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Located in Fairbanks, AK
  • Public
  • 9,855 students enrolled
  • 77% admitted
  • $6,060 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Kristie from Graham, WA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have always loved the scenery and the quiet in Alaska. Fairbanks is a beautiful city and has a very nice university campus.

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  • Gavin from Fairbanks, AK
  • I am a past student here

    It was difficult at first. Mostly, the only thing that ever stopped me from having a truly terrific time was my own attitude. When one realizes just how amazing it is to be in such an environment, a lot of the BS drops away. I, and anyone attending any college, is an incredibly fortunate individual. I never felt entitled to it which helped me enjoy the school, the people and the harsh environment (on a side note, the summers are beyond compare).

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  • 5
  • Tamara from Old Harbor, AK
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    People are extremely friendly here. It helps that I'll already have plenty of friends attending, but even if you don't know anyone it's considered to be the University of Alaska campus with the most active student-community. That is, it's widely-considered to be the UA campus where students interact with each other the most and are highly involved in day-to-day campus activities, so it's easy to make friends. I have been to Fairbanks in the winter, and yes, it's COLD –– but bearable. I'm also extremely excited about the variety of student activities that are available.

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  • Rianna from Fairbanks, AK
  • I am a current student here

    This is home for me, so it is more of a comfort thing. I do feel that we have a lot to do such as student life and I feel we have a nice campus. The cold weather can be a downfall when walking from class to class.

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  • Shaun from Juneau, AK
  • I am a current student here

    My time at UAF so far has been nothing less than enjoyable. It was strange when snow first fell in the third weekend of September, but it quickly warmed up to 40 degrees for a week or two. Now (almost the winter solstice), the sun rises at 11:30 and sets at 2, and the average temperature is a tad cold at 30 below zero, but you walk into a building and the first thing you feel is a rush of hot air being provided by ceiling heaters! The food here is fairly decent. Being allergic to eggs, I find breakfasts a little challenging, but fruits, cereals, and yogurts are always available. For lunches and dinners, I have noticed that the vegetarian food is often better than the normal people food like the burgers, pizza, and rice. They have specialty meats every Sunday, which is a welcoming gesture to the students. Ohh! And the soft-serve machine is amazing!

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