University of Alaska Fairbanks

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world rank  424

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University Overview

Founded in 1917, University of Alaska Fairbanks is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Fairbanks (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Alaska. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Bethel, Nome. Officially accredited 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 US 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), 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 103 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UAF
Founded 1917
Motto Naturally Inspiring
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address 505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks
99775-7500 Alaska
United States
Tel +1 (907) 474 7034
Fax +1 (907) 474 6492
Other locations Bristol Bay, Chukchi, Bethel, Nome

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office PO Box 757480
Fairbanks 99775-7480
(907) 474 7500
800 478 1823

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Alaska Fairbanks's Library
University of Alaska Fairbanks's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 539,164 physical volumes, 137,479 physical media, 28,154 digital/electronic medium and 192 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Alaska Fairbanks's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
University of Alaska Fairbanks provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,423 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1934


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
  • American Alliance of Museums
  • American Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • American Psychological Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • National Association for Developmental Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Alaska System
  • University of the Arctic (UArctic)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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