University of Alaska Fairbanks

1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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Questions and Answers about University of Alaska Fairbanks

Colette C.
1 month ago
Do students need to have prior experience before joining an intramural sports team?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Nope, students don't need to have previous experience to join an intramural sports team. Students of all skill levels can join. While certain sports can get more competitive, everyone is pretty kind and welcoming. You'll simply pay a fee and join the league of your choice, either as an individual (if you just want to give it a try) or as a team (if you have a group of friends you'd like to join the league with). You can find more info here: https://uaf.edu/recreation/src/index.php
Jade S.
4 months ago
What intramural club sports does University of Alaska Fairbanks offer?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
You can view a list of UAF's intramural sports at https://uaf.edu/recreation/src/intramurals.php. You'll see a wide range of options, from basketball and indoor soccer to rock climbing and cornhole.
Allison L.
4 months ago
Are there auditions to be in the band program at UAF as a non-major?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Yes, you can be a part of our musical ensembles and symphony as a non-major. You can see our groups under the Ensembles tab at https://uaf.edu/music/.
Tyra B.
6 months ago
Can students stay in their on campus housing over winter break?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
We can make arrangements generally for students to stay on campus during breaks. There's a small charge for this.
Tyra B.
6 months ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that University of Alaska Fairbanks offers?
University of Alaska Fairbanks
If you go to https://uaf.edu/finaid/scholarships.php, you'll see links to info for both Alaskan students and for students from other states.
Kylie L.
7 months 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 you want, if you have the time and the money.

About

​​Take on cutting-edge engineering challenges in the Arctic. Engage in groundbreaking research on the front lines of climate change. Experience the diverse arts and culture of Fairbanks, Alaska. Nothing is beyond your reach at UAF, and there is no adventure like it in the world. Start yours today. UAF is a world leader in climate change and Arctic research. We are a National Tier 1 university and are one of only a handful of universities in the nation designated a Land, Sea and Space Grant Institution. Our programs are hands-on and uniquely tied to the Alaska experience. Our students learn by helping others, and our graduates are making their communities stronger every day.

Majors offered at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Academics at University of Alaska Fairbanks

1050-1270
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
18-25
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (76% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

University of Alaska Fairbanks demographics

49% White
17% Native
7% Hispanic
7% Multiracial
3% Black
2% Asian
1% Pacific Islander
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Scholarships from University of Alaska Fairbanks (4)

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

Description

The WUE scholarship is available to all undergraduate students who are residents of the WUE region and are pursuing a degree at UAF. The scholarship is applied toward your tuition and is worth up to $13,500 per year. WUE States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).

How to apply

Select option on application for admission.

First-year students
Transfer students
Out-of-state students
$0 - $13,500

Nanook Commitment Scholarship

Description

The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance.

How to apply

Eligible students are automatically considered.

First-year students
Transfer students
In-state students
Out-of-state students
$100 - $4,000

Annual

Alaska Adventure Award

Description

Nanooks push the boundaries of what’s possible, and this award supports nonresident, soon-to-be adventurers, of any UAF major. The Alaska Adventure Award is a four-year renewable scholarship.

How to apply

Eligible students are automatically considered.

First-year students
Transfer students
Out-of-state students
$500 - $2,000

Annual

Common careers for University of Alaska Fairbanks students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Electrical Engineer101k
Executive Director92k
Mental Health Therapist84k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)69k
Project Geologist69k
Mechanical Engineer57k
Accountant52k
Based on 1,750 student responses
60kAvg. Early Career Pay
101.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Student reviews of University of Alaska Fairbanks

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100% of students

Known for

Access to outdoor activities
Helpful career services
Safe campus
Close-knit community
Accessible and helpful professors
Taylor Carpenter
Fishing
Hiking And Backpacking
Singing

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the hands-on experience of learning. The professors are accommodating and friendly and excellent at teaching. The student life is fantastic, and I always feel included. There are weekly events held on campus that help connect students with other students. Overall, I have had a pleasant experience at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and I highly recommend attending here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There wasn't really anything that I can say that I didn't like.

Sára Karasová
Drawing And Illustration
Shooting
Reading
Hunting + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The UAF rifle team, professors, employees, small campus, location.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes it is too cold, and dark. Not many people are interested in athletics.

Hannah Hess
Photography and Photo Editing
Hiking And Backpacking
Animals
Camping + 17 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

For the most part, the professors do well at helping you succeed in your classes.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Mariana Beks
Crocheting
Knitting
Farming
Baking + 6 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It is a small school so there's a nice sense of community. The music department is extremely active, with at least 1 performance every week.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is Alaska, so there is a fair amount of snow and ice that takes a little bit too long to be removed.

Jayce Bjelland
Hiking And Backpacking
Snowboarding
Hunting
Surfing + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

UAF has offered me so many amazing opportunities through both my coursework and campus events/outreach. My Professors have all been available for one on one meetings and go above and beyond to enrich my knowledge which is rare to find at a larger university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

So far nothing stands out to me that I haven't liked!

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