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University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska
Signers' Hall credit: Burntorange72 at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Public
3,189 Undergraduates
73% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Small
Public
Region: West
Division 2
Size: Small
Doctoral
University of Alaska Fairbanks
505 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska
99775-7500
(907) 474-7211
www.uaf.edu

University of Alaska Fairbanks, a public land-grant, space-grant, sea-grant and flagship research university located in Fairbanks, Alaska, is one of the top 215 institutions of higher education in the United States. It was founded in 1917, and its original name was the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines. In 1975, it became the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Today, it sits on 2,250 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “Naturally Inspiring.” Notable alumni include naturalist Margaret Murie, university professor Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Former Governor of Alaska Jay Hammond, basketball player Brad Oleson, anthropologist Sven Haakanson, ice hockey player Curtis Fraser, dog musher DeeDee Jonrowe and politician Mike Kelly. The school’s colors are blue and gold, its mascot is Nanook and its teams are nicknamed the Nanooks. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Divisions I and II, and there are 10 varsity teams. Varsity sports offered by University of Alaska Fairbanks include men’s ice hockey, skiing, cross country and basketball, and women’s basketball, skiing, cross country, swimming and volleyball. Student activities offered include Alaska Alpine Club, aerial arts club, Gaming Society, e-sports gaming club and Frozen Lenses Photography Club.

Location

Fairbanks is a home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.Fairbanks is the largest city in the Interior region of Alaska. 2016 estimates put the population of the city proper at 32,751, and put the population of the Fairbanks North Star Borough at 100,605, making it the second most populous metropolitan area in Alaska . The Metropolitan Statistical Area encompasses all of the Fairbanks North Star Borough and is the northernmost Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, located 196 driving miles south of the Arctic Circle. More from Wikipedia...

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restaurants score

Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

26

Average Age of Entering Students

242

New Transfer Students

Admissions
73%

Acceptance Rate

54%

Enrollment Yield

950-1200

SAT Range

1,557

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$9,097

Typical Cost

$19,183

Out-Of-State (published)

$6,262

In-State (published)

84%

Recieve Financial Aid

68%

Have Loans

$9,196

Median Debt

Academics
9.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Biology

Top Major

2

National Academy Members

47

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Basketball Division:

2

Track Division:

2

Social
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