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Study at University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks, also known as UAF, is situated in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was established in 1917. The university offers more than 20 certificates and 160 degrees in over 100 disciplines. UAF has nine academic colleges and schools:
  • Graduate School
  • The College of Engineering and Mines
  • The College of Liberal Arts
  • The College of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • The College of Rural and Community Development
  • The School of Education
  • The School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
  • The School of Management
  • The School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Apart from its Fairbanks campus, the university also encompasses other urban and rural campuses:
  • Bristol Bay Campus
  • Chukchi Campus
  • Interior-Aleutians Campus
  • Kuskokwim Campus
  • Northwest Campus
  • Tanana Valley Campus
The university's athletics teams are the Alaska Nanooks. The colors are gold and blue. The sports teams of UAF include soccer, water polo, basketball, volleyball, and various other sports. Jay S. Hammond, former Alaska governor, was a famous alumnus of this university.

Profile of University of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks is located in Fairbanks, AK (a small suburb). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by University of Alaska Fairbanks is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Alaska Fairbanks is known for its programs in science, engineering technician, conservation and resource management, and mechanics and repair.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 580.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. University of Alaska Fairbanks has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 8, 618 enrolled students in 2007. A large number of students at University of Alaska Fairbanks are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

A lot of students at the school attend part-time. University of Alaska Fairbanks offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts218liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, English, anthropology, sociology, history, geography, area studies, . . .
Science113biology, chemistry, marine biology, geology, geophysics, oceanography, biological and physical sciences, atmospheric sciences, . . .
Business and Management102business management, accounting, accounting technology, business
Education and Teaching92elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education, school Counselling, teacher aide, physical education teaching, special ed, kindergarten/preschool teaching
Engineering Technician78industrial production tech, drafting, instrumentation tech, industrial safety tech, mining and petroleum tech, industrial tech
Therapy and Counselling74psychology, mental and social health services, community psychology
Engineering72civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, geological engineering, engineering, environmental engineering, engineering management, . . .
Family and Social Work67community organization, social work, child care provider, child development
Conservation and Resource Management48natural resources courses, wildlife management, fisheries sciences, natural resources management
Security and Law Enforcement40fire-fighting, corrections and criminal justice, criminal justice and administration
Mechanics and Repair36computer repair, aircraft maintenance, diesel mechanics, automobile mechanics, aircraft powerplant tech, vehicle maintenance
Medicine27public health
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science, computer engineering, computer science
Media20journalism, communication studies
Art Studies16art studies
Construction Trades16carpentry
Medical Support and Technology15medical assistant, dental assistant, medical lab assistant
Mathematics14mathematics, applied mathematics
Law13legal assistant
Medical administration9medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Cooking and Culinary Arts6chef training
office and Administration4administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts2theatre design
Transportation1commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0exercise science
Contact: University of Alaska Fairbanks

Signers' Hall

Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

General Phone: (907) 474-7211


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