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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Address: 505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA

Description University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Established: 1917
  • Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
  • Age of students: from 18 years
  • Number of students: 8500 people
  • Type of education: mixed
  • Accommodation Type: Residence
  • English language.

University of Alaska Fairbanks ( UAF ) is the largest university in the US state of Alaska. The institution was founded in 1917, but the admission of students here began only in 1922.

Initially, the UAF institution was a college of higher education, called the Alaska Agricultural College and the Mining School. Then in 1935 the institution received the status of the University of Alaska, and in 1955 the first student with a doctoral degree was graduated here.

Today, the Arctic University in Fairbanks is a key state research center in higher education. It has an excellent teaching staff, the percentage of students 11: 1.

The structure of the university consists of several faculties and colleges, where you can get one of the 147 educational degrees and 31 certificate:

  • Agricultural and Forestry Station
  • Research Center for the College of Science and Mathematics
  • Geophysical Institute
  • Institute of Arctic Biology
  • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Institute of Northern Engineering
  • International Arctic Research Center
  • Museum of North Alaska University.

According to US News & World Report, in 2017, UAF was the only university in Alaska to be included in the National Universities list.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Alaska Fairbanks

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  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Cost: from 26208 $ / year
  • Duration of the program: 4 years.

The Albanian University Fairbanks offers for the first stage of higher education the study of more than 114 disciplines in various fields. Duration of study - 4 years.

According to statistics, the most popular areas to study are:

  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Criminal justice
  • Elementary education
  • Psychology.


  • Age: from 21 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Cost: from 21426 $ / year
  • Duration of the program: 2 years.

The UAF University in Alaska has masters programs in the humanities, natural resources management and geography, social sciences, northern studies, physical and natural sciences, engineering, education and business administration.

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  • Age: from 21 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Cost: from 21426 $ / year
  • Duration of the program: 1-2 years.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers students from around the world a doctoral and a degree in anthropology, physical and natural sciences, mathematics, natural resources, and engineering.

Accommodation, housing and food

For the accommodation of students at UAF University, several comfortable residences are offered (10 buildings in total). Here students can choose for themselves the most suitable housing option:

  • Residence. Here rooms for 1-2 people are available for accommodation. For common use - living room on the floor, shared kitchen, laundry
  • Apartments. Each apartment includes a separate kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms according to the number of students living.

For meals, UAF students can join a campus-organized program. UAF Dining Services offers students and teachers several meal plans, within which they will have access to tasty and healthy dishes in the canteens and eateries of the university at a reasonable price. No matter what part of the campus a student is in, he will always be able to eat at a restaurant, cafe, snack bar or shop.

Events University of Alaska Fairbanks

UAF University has a student center that organizes and conducts social and entertainment events throughout the year. The center has a student cafeteria, a café, a lounge, a pub, a games area, a bowling alley, student government and newspapers, offices for student activities and clubs.

About 100 associations and clubs associated with creative, sports, intellectual and other activities - cooking, wrestling, DJing and much more - operate at the university for organizing leisure time for students. A detailed list of clubs is on the official website of the institution.

On the territory of the university, conditions have been created for practicing various physical activities suitable for women and men:

  • Hockey
  • Skiing
  • Basketball
  • Mountaineering
  • Athletics
  • Cross country
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Athletics.

Equipment University of Alaska Fairbanks

UAF University is located in Fairbanks - the second largest city of Alaska on the coast of the Chena River. The main campus of the university is here, plus there are 5 more public campuses and 6 centers around the world: Dillingham, Kotzebue, Bethel, Nome.

The campus of the University of Alaska has the necessary equipment and excellent infrastructure so that students can relax and study comfortably:

  • Administrative building
  • Residences
  • Active recreation area (55799 sq. Feet)
  • Gym
  • Ice Arena for 1300 places
  • Pool
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls
  • Treadmill
  • Team Sports Grounds
  • Student center
  • Library
  • Assembly hall, conference rooms
  • Recreation areas and much more.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The deadline for submission of documents will depend on the chosen semester of study: until March 1 in the fall, before September 1 - in the spring semester.

Cost of programs:

  • Students 1-2 courses - from $ 26208 / year
  • Students of 3-4 courses - from $ 27,618 / year
  • Master - from 21426 $ / year
  • Doctoral - from 21426 $ / year.

The price includes:

  • Academic program
  • Use of campus resources: library, sections, sports equipment.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee - $ 50
  • Living on campus + meal plan - from $ 10440 per year
  • Books and study materials - $ 2000
  • Other personal expenses - $ 2250
  • Transportation - from $ 400 to $ 2000
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa and consular fees
  • Air tickets in both directions.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Admission conditions and documents required for admission to UAF for the undergraduate program:

  • Age from 18 years
  • Online application
  • High school diploma
  • Excerpt with the performance of the candidate in high school
  • Have test results ACT (0064) or SAT (4866)
  • Certificate in English (minimum points: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5)
  • Financial Reporting Form (required for international students).

For admission to graduate / postgraduate studies:

  • Age of 21 years
  • Online application
  • Certificate in English (minimum points: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5)
  • Resume, reflecting work experience or research (scientific publications, awards, etc.)
  • Motivation letter describing the academic goals of the candidate (indicate qualifications and educational experience)
  • Three letters of recommendation.

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
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