University of Alaska Fairbanks

882 reviews
  1. Fairbanks, AK
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
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
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.56 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 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 47 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Individual
    34%
  • Normal
    15%
  • Different
    11%
  • Motivated
    2%
  • Passionate
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
49%
of students say they don't have Greek life.70 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Cold
    17%
  • Arctic
    6%
  • Helpful
    6%
  • Balanced
    2%
  • Inconsistent
    2%

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%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

Reviews

882 reviews
  • Excellent
    85
  • Very Good
    295
  • Average
    401
  • Poor
    67
  • Terrible
    34
I love my experience at UAF. From day one, everyone was very friendly and welcoming to me. There are many clubs and organizations to be involved in such as Chi Alpha (a Christian youth group), aerial arts, Spanish Club, and French club. I briefly joined aerial arts, and I am continually involved in Chi Alpha. Without these two clubs, I would not have enjoyed my college experience as much. It really gave me a group of friends with similar interests. There was never a moment where I felt alone or out of place. UAF is located in Fairbanks, so we get a full range of weather from 70ºF to -40ºF during the school year. It definitely makes it interesting walking from class to class! I am so happy and content with my choice that I would not change my process in choosing UAF.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
Basically, you can do whatever you want here at UAF. Seriously.

From a bush pilot, to an elementary school teacher. From a vulcanologist to a caribou breeder. From a computer technician to a petroleum engineer.

UAF is first and foremost a science and research based facility. Anything pertaining to math, science and research? You can probably major in it.
There are many arts, languages, fine arts, business, economic, technical, nursing, and other majors which also have fabulous programs.

There are SO SO many options!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 8 2013
The community is wonderful! It get's a little cold, but that's what makes it fun. We have cool clubs such as the -40, and -50 degree clubs. There are so many different activities offered for students through the Student Activities office and Res Life. The dorms could definitely use an update. But overall, the professors and students are friendly, which makes it a wonderful experience at UAF.
  • College Junior
  • July 1 2015