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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?

1,135 Undergraduate Awards
$32,564 Avg Cost After Aid
77% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at UAF is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 61% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Community Organization & Advocacy Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Public Health Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Community Organization & Advocacy Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Ethnic Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online General Social Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Online Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Mechanic & Repair Technologies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Alaska Fairbanks?

Location of University of Alaska Fairbanks

Contact details for UAF are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-7034
Website: www.uaf.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uafairbanks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/uafairbanksumblr.com

How Do I Get Into UAF?

You can apply to UAF online at: uaf.edu/admissions/apply/#now

Admission Requirements for UAF

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UAF?

77% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
38% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 77%, UAF may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks  ( 510 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks  ( 520 to 630 )
200
800
UAF received ACT scores from 75% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 24. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 17 and 25.

ACT English Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks  ( 15 to 24 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks  ( 17 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks  ( 17 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Alaska Fairbanks?

$32,564 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
10.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UAF is $32,564. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

2,783 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,429 undergraduate students at UAF, with 2,783 being full-time and 3,646 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UAF

There are also 975 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,783 full-time undergraduates at UAF, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UAF

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Alaska Fairbanks students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UAF Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 56
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 204
White 1,595
International Students 67
Other Races/Ethnicities 798

Geographic Diversity

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

2,662 Took All Classes Online
4,440 Took At Least One Class Online
5.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 13 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at UAF. In 2017-2018, 4,440 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UAF has changed over the last few years.

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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
Accounting 28%
Area Studies 40%
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%
Education 2%
General Psychology 27%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 31%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 26%
Natural Sciences 8%
Psychology 27%
Public Administration & Social Service 32%
Public Health 24%
Social Work 45%
Special Education 38%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Natural Sciences #3
Geological & Earth Sciences #3
Community Organization & Advocacy #5
Area Studies #10
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants #11
Construction Management #14
Physical Sciences #17
Ethnic Studies #20
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies #26
General Social Sciences #34
Student Counseling #43
Homeland Security #46
Mental & Social Health Services #50
Social Work #56
Public Health #69
Information Technology #84
General Education #85
Human Development & Family Studies #88
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #108
Special Education #142
Social Sciences #143
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #150
Public Administration & Social Service #152
Accounting #189
Teacher Education Grade Specific #195
Health & Medical Administrative Services #238
Computer & Information Sciences #277
Criminal Justice & Corrections #288
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #327
Liberal Arts General Studies #358
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #358
Education #461

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 25 10 42 0 35 0 112
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 74 0 0 0 0 0 74
General Biology 0 0 0 62 0 4 3 69
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 7 1 26 30 0 0 64
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 4 0 46 0 0 7 57
Accounting 5 14 10 18 0 0 0 47
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 9 36 0 0 0 0 45
Criminal Justice & Corrections 12 0 0 25 0 6 0 43
General Psychology 0 0 0 39 0 0 2 41
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 32 0 2 0 34
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 14 20 0 0 0 0 34
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 33
Homeland Security 0 0 0 27 0 6 0 33
Social Work 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 33
Culinary Arts 0 6 25 0 0 0 0 31
Fisheries Sciences 0 0 0 8 0 15 6 29
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 23 0 5 0 28
Health & Medical Administrative Services 10 0 16 0 0 0 0 26
Natural Sciences 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 25
Mental & Social Health Services 0 5 19 0 0 0 0 24
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 5 8 9 0 2 0 24
Petroleum Engineering 0 0 0 17 0 6 0 23
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 7 0 11 5 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 21 0 2 0 23
Fire Protection 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 21
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 12 0 8 0 20
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 12 0 7 0 19
Dental Support Services 0 5 13 0 0 0 0 18
Public Health 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 17
Wildlife Management 0 0 0 12 0 5 0 17
Special Education 0 0 0 0 10 6 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 8 0 6 0 14
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 7 0 6 0 13
Industrial Production Technology 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 12
General English Literature 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 12
Chemistry 0 0 0 7 0 4 1 12
Business Support & Assistant Services 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Computer Science 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 10
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 8 2 0 0 0 0 10
Area Studies 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 10
Mathematics 0 0 0 7 0 2 1 10
Building Management & Inspection 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Environmental Control Technology 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 9
Allied Health Professions 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
Physics 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 9
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 8
Precision Metal Working 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Anthropology 0 0 0 4 0 2 2 8
Music 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Mining Engineering 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 7
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 6
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Construction Management 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4
Sustainability Science 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Economics 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 4
General Social Sciences 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
Journalism 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Information Technology 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Carpentry 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
History 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Legal Support Services 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Air Transportation 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Construction 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mining & Petroleum Technology 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Quality Control Technology 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Marine Science 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Philosophy 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Animal Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Native American Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 87 253 193 602 50 210 37 1,432

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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