University of Alaska Fairbanks

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School Overview

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), first established in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. It is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System, comprised of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage (the largest university), and the University of Alaska Southeast, located in the capital city of Juneau. Through Oregon State University, UAF participates in the sun-grant program. Along with five other universities, UAF helps research and develop bio-based energy alternatives that can be sustained and are friendly to the environment.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 757480

Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

(907) 474-7500

(800) 478-1823

Fax: (907) 474-5379



Contact: Lael Oldmixon

Admissions Director
Main Address

PO Box 757500

Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500

(907) 474-7211

www.uaf.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 7,517

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 934

Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,883

Graduate enrollment: 1,062

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 73%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Native American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Office Management A

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Education
Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

Engineering
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Geological Engineering B
Geotechnical Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B
Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design C

Industrial Technology A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
Japanese B
Linguistics B
Native American A,B
Russian B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance A
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Public Health A

History
* History – General B

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Mathematics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Automotive Technology C
Computer Installation/Repair A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Natural Resources Management/Policy B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Personal & Culinary Services
Baking/Pastry Arts C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Physics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Community Organization/Advocacy A,B
Human Services A
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving
Airline – Commercial Pilot/Flight Crew A

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(907) 474-7211
Website:www.uaf.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.uaf.edu/admissions/apply/index.xml
Address:505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775-7500
Setting:23
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:8,283
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):37%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,008 (48% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,976
Out-of-state Tuition:$18,184
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$6,964

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Alaska Fairbanks Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies321
Biological and Biomedical Sciences134
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services6321
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1122
Construction Trades3
Education8233
Engineering792
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields42
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1151
Health Professions and Related Programs125
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service3122
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1121
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2222
Natural Resources and Conservation21343
Personal and Culinary Services21
Physical Sciences377
Precision Production1
Psychology11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1121
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences1521
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts52
Grand total5025534622

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies111
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4211
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education5213
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs82
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Physical Sciences11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1121
Grand total1910782

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Alaska Fairbanks and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,976
Out-of-state$18,184
Books and supplies$1,400

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,821
Out-of-state$18,960

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid58284%
Grant or scholarship aid51374%$6,964
Student loan aid22032%$6,064

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,23443%$6,058
Federal student loans1,70523%$6,898

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Alaska Fairbanks. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Alaska Fairbanks students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,557750807
Percent admitted100%74%73%
Percent admitted who enrolled50%52%47%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Alaska Fairbanks Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment8,283
Undergraduate enrollment7,162
Graduate enrollment1,121

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Alaska Fairbanks Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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