University of Alaska Fairbanks Overview
Located in Fairbanks, Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public institution. UAF is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is University of Alaska Fairbanks Known For?
- The highest award offered at UAF is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Rankings
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UAF.
Where Is University of Alaska Fairbanks?
Contact details for UAF are given below.
|Address:||1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775|
How Do I Get Into UAF?
You can apply to UAF online at: uaf.edu/admissions/apply/#now
Admission Requirements for UAF
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||neither required nor recommended|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UAF?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.
Average Test Scores
About 38% of students accepted to UAF submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 640. Math scores were between 520 and 630.
Can I Afford University of Alaska Fairbanks?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UAF, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $6,851 a year. That adds up to $27,404 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UAF is 10.7%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 973 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,596 full-time undergraduates at UAF, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alaska Fairbanks students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||73|
|Hispanic or Latino||212|
Alaska students aren't the only ones who study at University of Alaska Fairbanks. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 47 countries are represented at UAF. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Canada, and China.
Online Learning at University of Alaska Fairbanks
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAF has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Alaska for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of UAF
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Alaska Fairbanks was 5.5%. This is the #1,635 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UAF regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UAF majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||12%|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||45%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||17%|
|Community Organization & Advocacy||12%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||37%|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||2%|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||31%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||26%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||32%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UAF ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UAF.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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