University Of Alaska Fairbanks

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.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Fairbanks , AK 99775-7480
General Phone: (907) 474-7211

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University of Alaska Fairbanks Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts221Russian studies, area studies, Native American studies, area and Cultural studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, Japanese language, Native American languages, foreign languages and literature, ...
Business and Management124business, business management, accounting, accounting technology
Science110biology, molecular biology, botany, zoology, marine biology, biological and physical sciences, astrophysics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, ...
Engineering84engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, mining and mineral engineering, petroleum engineering, geological engineering, various engineering courses, ...
Education and Teaching82education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, early childhood education, art education, physical education teaching, ...
Engineering Technician70instrumentation tech, industrial tech, industrial production tech, industrial safety tech, mining and petroleum tech, drafting
Therapy and Counseling68psychology, community psychology, mental and social health services
Security and Law Enforcement52criminal justice and administration, corrections and criminal justice, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair51computer repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, vehicle maintenance
Conservation and Resource Management48natural resources management, fisheries sciences, wildlife management, natural resources courses
Family and Social Work40child development, child care provider, community organization, social work
Media34communication studies, journalism
Medicine28public health
Construction Trades23carpentry
Art Studies23art studies
Computer Science and Engineering16computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology13dental assistant, medical assistant, medical lab assistant
Mathematics10mathematics, applied mathematics
Law6legal assistant
Medical Administration6medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Cooking and Culinary Arts5chef training
Drama and Performing Arts4theatre design
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Transportation2commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Real Estate and Construction Management1construction management
Office and Administration1administrative assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0exercise science

Number of programs and degrees for University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree23828
Bachelor's degree44456
Master's degree19954
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship2916
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years19029
Post-master's certificate01
Postbaccalaureate certificate304

University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Alaska Fairbanks had a total enrollment of 8,618 students (5,720 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 82%
Part-Time 18%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 22%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 15%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 8%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 49 %

University of Alaska Fairbanks Room and Board (2007)

University of Alaska Fairbanks offers campus housing for 1,467 of its 5,720 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fairbanks, Alaska for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Alaska Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450580
SAT Math440580
SAT Writing430540
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1624
ACT Composite1724

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Alaska Fairbanks Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,918
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,338
Room and board $ 6,630
Room charge $ 3,440
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,190
Books and supplies $ 798
Other expenses $ 2,935

Financial Aid:
University of Alaska Fairbanks participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 106300)

University of Alaska Fairbanks Faculty

University of Alaska Fairbanks has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7563
Non-tenured and not on tenure track120106

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$99,0810*
All faculty totalcalendar year3$99,0810*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year78$95,79411$88,983
Associate professoracademic year65$74,49645$65,660
Assistant professoracademic year85$62,81085$57,632
Instructoracademic year11$49,85319$54,919
No academic rankacademic year2*3$45,602
All faculty totalacademic year241$76,052163$61,426

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Alaska Fairbanks Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Track Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports302858

University of Alaska Fairbanks Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Petroleum Engineering

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Child Development
Community Organization and Advocacy
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Languages, Lit and Linguistics
American Indian/Native American Studies
Applied Economics
Area Studies, Other
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Creative Writing
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Molecular Biology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Zoology/Animal Biology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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