University of Alaska Fairbanks

890 reviews
  1. Fairbanks, AK
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C+
University of Alaska Fairbanks is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$8,383/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,952/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,165/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,657/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,726/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,368/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,491Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    42%
  • Individual
    27%
  • Normal
    19%
  • Different
    12%
  • Motivated
    0%
  • Passionate
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say they don't have Greek life.54 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    39%
  • Cold
    30%
  • Diverse
    30%
  • Arctic
    0%
  • Balanced
    0%
  • Helpful
    0%
  • Inconsistent
    0%

After University of Alaska Fairbanks

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%
74%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

890 reviews
  • Excellent
    85
  • Very Good
    293
  • Average
    400
  • Poor
    67
  • Terrible
    34
I think UAF is a great school, however, I think that some advisors should be more open to students who want to approach school differently. Some students do not want to take 15 credits a semester because of working for a living and I think schools should be okay with that.
  • College Junior
  • 3 days ago
I loved going here as the classes are smaller and the instruction is very one on one. When I took German, my teacher made the class dynamic and engaging. The math department had amazing tutoring and even their online classes had live assistance if needed.
  • Alum
  • 12 days ago
I have been at the university for 4 years, with one studied abroad. Most of the classes are small, which allows the professors to better engage with their students. A lot of the professors do care about their student's success, rather than writing them off, and allowing them to fail the class. The campus isn't very large, which is nice in itself because the overall feel is like a community within a community. Dorm life isn't terrible, however getting a wifi signal in the rooms is a bit difficult. There are food vendors allover campus, so eating between classes isn't much of a problem. The average tuition payment is lower than in the continental US, which the reason for a number of people wanting to attend. Also, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has connections to other Arctic Research Institutes in foreign countries for Arctic Studies, as well as Mining and Engineering.
  • College Senior
  • 29 days ago