University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public, state school in an small town setting in Fairbanks, Alaska. University of Alaska Fairbanks was founded in 1917 and now enrolls around 6,879 students a year, including 5,912 undergrads.
University of Alaska Fairbanks offers housing for up to 0 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 0% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..
University of Alaska Fairbanks's endowment was valued at $98.87 million in 2021. The institution spends around $15,349 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 7 University of Alaska Fairbanks undergrads for each full-time professor.
|2021 University of Alaska Fairbanks Admissions Facts At-a Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||67%|
|Mean ACT score||21|
|Mean SAT score||1150|
June 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by January 1.
University of Alaska Fairbanks does not offer early decision or early action.
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It is slightly difficult to get into University of Alaska Fairbanks. The acceptance rate at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 67%. Last year, 1,360 students applied to University of Alaska Fairbanks and 911 were admitted.
University of Alaska Fairbanks reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to University of Alaska Fairbanks, applicants must submit the following items.
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|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0.5|
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The average high school GPA for a student admitted to University of Alaska Fairbanks is 3.4 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into University of Alaska Fairbanks is 1150. The mean ACT score for University of Alaska Fairbanks students is 21.
Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to University of Alaska Fairbanks.
University of Alaska Fairbanks does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 34% submitted the SAT. 34% submitted the ACT.
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Yes! University of Alaska Fairbanks provides on-campus housing for students.
University of Alaska Fairbanks students are active in the school's Chi Alpha, Yoga Club and Aurora Aerial Arts. Starvation Gulch, Melt Down, and and Winter Carnival are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
University of Alaska Fairbanks meets 50% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,020 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
About 78% of students who start at University of Alaska Fairbanks return for their second year of college. Out of the 484 students who started at University of Alaska Fairbanks as first-time freshman, 105 graduate within four years.
Around 44% of students who started at University of Alaska Fairbanks earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,923 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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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University of Alaska Fairbanks is located in the small town setting of Fairbanks, Alaska.
If you want to see University of Alaska Fairbanks for yourself, 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.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Alaska Fairbanks is 21. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Alaska Fairbanks. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1050 to 1250
1050 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Alaska Fairbanks students is 1150. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Alaska Fairbanks, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Wondering what life at University of Alaska Fairbanks is like? There are approximately 6,879 students enrolled at University of Alaska Fairbanks, including 5,912 undergraduate students and 967 graduate students. 41% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from AK and 16% percent of students are from other states.
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