University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)

505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK

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University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public institution located in Fairbanks, AK and provides a large number of program options for students. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of Alaska. Over nine thousand students enroll at UAF per year.

Students can pick from several areas of study, including:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting any students that meet the requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, records, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs. More information on admissions can be found at

The tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $6,700 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $19,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is about $4,000 per year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at University of Alaska Fairbanks through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Ice Hockey (NCAA Division II)
  • Rifle (NCAA Division II)
  • Skiing (NCAA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the students University of Alaska Fairbanks accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of Alaska Fairbanks is about 8,600. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 10% enrolling as graduate students and 87% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $5,700-$6,800
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $19,000-$22,440
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $200-$240 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $670-$800 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid87%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships77%$6,955
Receiving Student Loans32%$5,974

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Alaska Fairbanks may offer services to students including:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an overall graduation rate which is close to 31%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years9%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Campus: University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 2011)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1974)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2005)

Campus: Tanana Valley campus

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • * Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2007)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rifle
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Natural Resources and Conservation

Personal and Culinary Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production


Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Visual and Performing Arts

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