University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

Questions and Answers

Tyra B.
1 month ago
Can students stay in their on campus housing over winter break?
Tyra B.
1 month ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that University of Alaska Fairbanks offers?
Kylie L.
1 month ago
Does University of Alaska Fairbanks allow students to double-major, and does it cost more?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Yes, you can double major. It costs more only in the sense that you'll probably need to take some more classes than would be necessary to graduate with just one major. I sometimes joke that you can triple major if want, if you have the time and the money.
Shayna W.
3 months ago
Is UAF an AVMA accredited vet school?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
UAF does not have a school of veterinary medicine. We offer a great pre-vet program and have an agreement with the vet school at Colorado State University that allows our students to take the first two years of vet school on our campus and then shift to Colorado to finish up.
Shayna W.
3 months ago
Does UAF offer on campus apartments that are included as room/board in tuition price?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
We have both traditional residence halls and apartments on campus. There are options for individual students, couples and families. The cost varies depending on the housing and meal plan, if any.
Rebecca F.
4 months ago
Does University of Alaska Fairbanks have a strong biology and wildlife biology?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
It’s definitely one of UAF's most distinctive programs, largely because Alaska is the largest outdoor laboratory in the US that is still naturally wild. Alaska provides research experience you can’t find anywhere else. Furthermore, since about 80% of Alaska is public land, there are greater internship and employment opportunities than you might find elsewhere. When you graduate from UAF with a BS in Wildlife, you’re qualified to be an Associate Wildlife Biologist, which is a certification issued by The Wildlife Society.

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Less Selective (76% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

49% White
17% Native
7% Hispanic
7% Multiracial
3% Black
2% Asian
1% Pacific Islander
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Electrical Engineer101k
Executive Director92k
Mental Health Therapist84k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)69k
Project Geologist69k
Mechanical Engineer57k
Based on 1,750 student responses
60kAvg. Early Career Pay
101.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

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Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$25,398 / year
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