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University of Alaska Fairbanks

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505 S Chandalar, Fairbanks, AK 99775, United States

Location info of University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city, sits on the banks of the Chena River in the heart of Alaska.
  • From the UAF campus, the downtown district is easily accessible via the local bus system and a network of bike trails. The city is steeped in a history of riverboat captains and gold seekers. Its character has been shaped by a large military presence, construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the continuing oil economy, and a thriving university.
  • It is a city where old quietly blends with new. Striking modern buildings sit side-by-side with log cabins built in the early part of the last century.

Top Reasons to Study in University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • UAF is America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution and one of only a handful of universities in the nation with this triple-crown distinction.
  • UAF has the highest number of publications and citations in Arctic research of any university in the world.
  • UAF is home to the UA Museum of the North, which holds the world’s largest collection of Arctic dinosaurs, among other notable holdings.
  • Students Enrolled From 49 States And 58 Countries

University details

About University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.

There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.

Career at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Whether you know what you want to do after graduation or are just starting to think about what comes next, Career Services is here to help you pave your post-college path. Meet with our advisors to explore career options, prepare applications for internships and jobs, make connections with employers and take control of your future!

  • Jobs and internships
  • Career fairs and events
  • Resource library
  • Career advising

Campus life

The 2,250-acre Fairbanks campus offers limitless opportunities for activity and recreation. The main campus sits on the banks of the Chena River and has two lakes, miles of trails, as well as a major student recreation complex for indoor sports.

In addition to the Fairbanks campus, UAF has six community and rural campuses and nine learning centers across the state.



  •  The average scholarship award is $5,000.

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • #209 in Top Public Schools U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • #167 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • U.S. News and World Report named UAF the only national university in Alaska, putting us in a category with the best universities in the country.
  • Times Higher Education ranked UAF among the top 25 of the world’s best small universities in 2020.
  • UAF ranks in the top 150 of the nearly 700 U.S. institutions that conduct research.

Student Accommodation at University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Housing: around $5,325

From traditional college dorms to suites, apartments and duplexes with garages, we offer housing for students in many shapes and sizes. What they all have common is a shared community and a sense of connection you can only experience by living on campus.


Programs at University of Alaska Fairbanks


  1. Accounting, BBA
  2. Accounting, BBA – Online Only
  3. Applied Management, BAM
  4. Applied Management, BAM – Online Only
  5. Business Administration, BBA
  6. Business Administration, BBA – Online Only
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  1. Elementary Education, BA – Online Only
  2. Secondary Education, BA
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  1. Aerospace Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  2. Civil Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  3. Computer Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  4. Computer Science, BA – STEM designated
  5. Computer Science, BS – STEM designated
  6. Electrical Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  7. Engineering Undeclared, BS – STEM designated
  8. Geological Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  9. Mechanical Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  10. Mining Engineering, BS – STEM designated
  11. Petroleum Engineering, BS – STEM designated
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  1. Fisheries and Marine Sciences, BS
  2. Fisheries and Marine Sciences, BS – Online Only
  3. Fisheries, BA
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  1. Interdisciplinary Studies – Degree Completion, BA
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies – Degree Completion, BA (Online Only)
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies – Degree Completion, BAAS
  4. Interdisciplinary Studies – Degree Completion, BAAS (Online Only)
  5. Interdisciplinary Studies – Degree Completion, BS
  6. Interdisciplinary Studies – Degree Completion, BS (Online Only)
  7. Interdisciplinary Studies – Goals Option, BA
  8. Interdisciplinary Studies – Goals Option, BAAS
  9. Interdisciplinary Studies – Goals Option, BS
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  1. Anthropology, BA
  2. Anthropology, BA – Online Only
  3. Art, BA
  4. Climate and Arctic Sustainability, BA
  5. Communication, BA
  6. Communication, BA – Online Only
  7. English, BA
  8. Film and Performing Arts, BA
  9. Foreign Languages, BA
  10. History, BA
  11. History, BA – Online Only
  12. Japanese Studies, BA
  13. Journalism: Science and the Environment, BA
  14. Justice, BA
  15. Justice, BA – Online Only
  16. Linguistics, BA
  17. Music, BA
  18. Philosophy, BA
  19. Political Science, BA
  20. Political Science, BA – Online Only
  21. Social Work, BA
  22. Social Work, BA – Online Only
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  1. Biological Sciences, BA (Online Only) – STEM designated
  2. Biological Sciences, BA – STEM designated
  3. Biological Sciences, BS – Online Only
  4. Biological Sciences, BS – STEM designated
  5. Chemistry, BS – STEM designated
  6. Climate and Environmental Change, BS – STEM designated
  7. Geoscience, BS – STEM designated
  8. Mathematics, BA – STEM designated
  9. Mathematics, BS – STEM designated
  10. Natural Resources & Environment, BS – STEM designated
  11. Physics, BS – STEM designated
  12. Wildlife Biology and Conservation, BS – STEM designated
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  1. Alaska Native Language, BA
  2. Alaska Native Studies, BA
  3. Child Development and Family Studies, BA
  4. Rural Development, BA
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