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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate65%
Acceptance Rate65%

About University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks Overview

University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public, state school in the small town setting of Fairbanks, Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks was founded in 1917 and the school presently has around 6,879 students a year, including 5,892 undergraduate students. University of Alaska Fairbanks offers housing for up to 1,554 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! June 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from University of Alaska Fairbanks by January 1.

Student Activities at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of Alaska Fairbanks's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? University of Alaska Fairbanks students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

University of Alaska Fairbanks does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? University of Alaska Fairbanks has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Alaska Fairbanks on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Alaska Fairbanks Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
In-State Tuition $8,670
Out-of-State $25,650
Percent of Need Met 49.2%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $9,787

Is University of Alaska Fairbanks a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what University of Alaska Fairbanks offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Alaska Fairbanks

It is not difficult to get into University of Alaska Fairbanks. Around 65% of applicants get into University of Alaska Fairbanks each year. Last year, 1,402 students applied to University of Alaska Fairbanks and 907 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 68% of students who start at University of Alaska Fairbanks return for their second year of college. 41% of University of Alaska Fairbanks undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with University of Alaska Fairbanks directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Alaska Fairbanks's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Alaska Fairbanks's endowment was $149.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $89,629 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Alaska Fairbanks meets 49.2% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend University of Alaska Fairbanks full-time are awarded $9,787 a year in financial aid, on average.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,718 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Based on this information, how does University of Alaska Fairbanks sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is University of Alaska Fairbanks a good school for you?

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Where is University of Alaska Fairbanks Located?

University of Alaska Fairbanks is located in the small town setting of Fairbanks, Alaska.

If you are interested in seeing University of Alaska Fairbanks for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Parks Highway to Fairbanks, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Fairbanks International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fairbanks are like without leaving home.

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College Info

PO Box 757500 Fairbanks, AK 99775-7520

Campus Setting: Small Town

University of Alaska Fairbanks Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Alaska Fairbanks is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Alaska Fairbanks is Jun 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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University of Alaska Fairbanks Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Alaska Fairbanks is like? There are approximately 6,879 students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks, including 5,892 undergraduate students and 987 graduate students. 40% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from AK and 18% percent of students are from other states.


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