University of Alaska Fairbanks

About UAF

Inspiring discovery. Inspiring greatness. Inspiring, naturally.

There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.

With undergraduates making up 89 percent of the total student body, UAF is a hotbed of diversity and fresh thinking. Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals — academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike.

With seven campuses across the state, we are home to more than 8,500 students from all over the world — each in pursuit of something extraordinary. Whether you're looking for a greater sense of purpose or a true sense of belonging, the UAF community lives authentically, believing that life is what you make of it, that knowledge is indeed power, and that a natural curiosity about the world around you will always be your best GPS.

Welcome to the University of Alaska Fairbanks — it may feel like you've journeyed far, but in fact, this is where it all begins.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single click.


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We're a top university

UAF is the only national university in Alaska, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2020 rankings. In fact, Times Higher Education ranked UAF the #1 U.S. school for quality education in their 2020 impact rankings, and among the world's best small universities in 2019.PreviousNext
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More options, more opportunities

Launch a rocket. Monitor muskoxen. Study in Spain. It's your life. Make it off the charts or off the grid.

Whether Alaska is home or a new beginning, a UAF degree offers the ultimate opportunity: a chance to make a living doing what you love. So choose the path that intrigues you -- you never know where it might lead.
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