University of Alaska Fairbanks

1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, United States
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Overview of University of Alaska Fairbanks

About this school

The University of Alaska at Fairbanks, founded in 1917, is a public institution. It offers more than 70 fields of study and many technical and vocational programs. The 2,250-acre main campus is located four miles from downtown Fairbanks, in central Alaska.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:6,718
    • Men:2,855 (42.5%)
    • Women:3,863 (57.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Alaska Fairbanks is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 757500
City, State, Zip
Fairbanks, AK  99775-7520
Phone
(907) 474-7500
Fax
(907) 474-5379
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
June 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 1,631 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 914 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 717 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.28
375 And Above
29%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
8%
• Score 600 - 700
30%
• Score 500 - 600
45%
• Score 400 - 500
14%
• Score 300 - 400
3%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
579 average |510-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
33%
• Score 400 - 500
17%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |17-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
28%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
24%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,800|Out-of-state: $24,970
  • Room & Board: - $8,930 (65.75846833578792%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,000 (14.727540500736376%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,650 (19.5139911634757%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Alaska Fairbanks accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline July 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001063
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
607 (90.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
357 (58.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
341 (95.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
76 (22.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$8,457
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 315 (92.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,711
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 138 (40.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,920
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 54 (15.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
115 (17.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,679

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,554 (82.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,669 (65.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,597 (95.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
254 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$8,233
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,416 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,056
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 872 (54.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,922
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 172 (10.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
432 (13.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,653

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
38%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$22,155
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,765

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


481

Part-Time Faculty


350

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 20% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 75% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,111,451

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
125
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Alaska Fairbanks provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


20.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (59)


  • Accounting
  • American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering, computer science

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Security and Disaster Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Natural Resource Management and Geography, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (60)


  • Anthropology
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astrophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Limnology
  • Linguistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Northern Studies
  • Oceanography
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Rural Planning and Studies
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water Resources
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


32,312

Nearest Metropolitan Area


2,250 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
-18.5 average low in January, 70.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 mile(s) from campus in Fairbanks
Nearest Bus Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Fairbanks
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Fairbanks

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


36% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


64%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Nanooks
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Riflery
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Riflery
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Swimming And Diving
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, ice hockey, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Alaska Fairbanks offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, chi alpha, yoga club, aurora aerial arts, festival of native arts, gender and sexuality alliance

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,022

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
6,718
Women
3,863
Men
2,855

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 14.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 2.8% Black/African-American
  • 7.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 7.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 50.0% White
  • 15.2% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 32 countries

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


1,026

Student Resources

Study resources