UAF Facts and Figures

  • Originally founded in 1917 when Alaska was still a territory, today UAF is America’s northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution.
  • UAF encompasses the central campus in Fairbanks; Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham; Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue; Interior Alaska Campus, covering the Interior; Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel; Northwest Campus in Nome; and the Community and Technical College in Fairbanks.
  • UAF’s geographically diverse student body represents 49 states and 48 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 149 degrees and 31 certificates in 115 disciplines.
  • As America’s Arctic university, UAF offers a number of unique programs and degrees particularly focused on the biology, climate, natural resources and peoples of northern latitudes, the circumpolar North and the Pacific Rim.
  • The UAF mascot is the Nanook, a derivation of “nanuq,” the Inupiaq Eskimo word for polar bear. Up until the mid-70s, the men’s basketball team was known as the “Flying Nanooks” because of the regular, and long, airplane rides they took in order to compete with other college teams. Since 1963 all University of Alaska Fairbanks sports teams have been called Nanooks.

Degrees Conferred, Spring 2015

  • 160 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 1,107 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 249 master’s and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2015

Enrollment

Fairbanks Campus 6,215
Community and Technical College 2,885
Bristol Bay Campus 683
Chukchi Campus 272
Interior Alaska Campus 371
Kuskokwim Campus 529
Northwest Campus 509
eLearning & Distance Education 2,711
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total1) 9,870
1

Some students attend more than one campus and are not counted twice in the total.

Female 58%
Male 42%
Alaska Native/American Indian 9%
Undergraduate 89%
Graduate 11%
Median Age 25

Estimated 2016-2017 UAF Annual Costs

Freshman and Sophomores

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 100-200-level classes) $7,198 $22,455 $10,194
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,530 $8,530 $8,530
ANNUAL TOTAL $15,728 $30,985 $18,724

Juniors and Seniors

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (30 credits, 300-400-level classes) $8,398 $26,655 $11,994
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,530 $8,530 $8,530
ANNUAL TOTAL $16,928 $32,185 $20,524

Graduate Students

  Alaska Resident Non-Resident WUE2
Tuition and fees3 (18 credits, 600-level classes) $9,424 $18,091
Room and board (double room and meal plan) $8,530 $8,530
ANNUAL TOTAL $17,954 $26,621
2

Western Undergraduate Exchange (see Financial Aid page)

3

Includes Wood Center student life, student government, technology, transportation, UA facilities, UA network, athletics, Student Recreation Center and health center fees. Does not include health insurance, books, supplies, parking, sustainability, travel, miscellaneous expenses or special costs associated with international or exchange students. Costs are subject to change.