University of Alaska Fairbanks

country rank  203
world rank  494

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University Overview

Founded in 1917, University of Alaska Fairbanks is a non-profit higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Fairbanks (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Alaska. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Bethel, Nome. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This higher education institution does not have a selective admission policy. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UAF also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym UAF
Founded 1917
Motto Naturally Inspiring
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks (population range: 10,000-49,999)
99775-7500 Alaska
United States
T +1 (907) 474 7211
F +1 (907) 474 6492
Other locations Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Bethel, Nome

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
Int'l student 17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection None
Admission Rate Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office PO Box 757480
Fairbanks 99775-7480
+1 (907) 474 7500
800 478 1823

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,500-3,999
Control Type Not reported
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to University of Alaska Fairbanks's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)
  • Alaska Police Standards Council
  • Ameri


  • University of the Arctic (UArctic)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018