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University of Alaska Fairbanks

United States
  • 276 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
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About University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was established in 1917, it is a public research university located in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. UAF is America's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution, located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus's unique location is situated favorably for Arctic and northern research.

UAF has eight academic schools and colleges, offering more than 170 degrees in more than 129 disciplines.

Campus information

  • Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
  • Keith B. Mather Library
  • Gymnasium
  • Fine Arts complex
  • Georgeson Botanical Garden
  • Student Housing Apartments
  • Ice Arena
  • Bookstore
  • Student Recreation Center
  • UA Museum of the North
  • William Ransom Wood Center
  • West Ridge Cafe

During the Academic Year, when classes are in session, the shuttle service of the university operates from Monday through Friday. Students can also explore the campus, like the North Campus area of UAF, which consists of nearly 1,100 acres of forest with miles of multi-use trails. The area is used for both research and recreation. The trails include designated areas for skiing, hiking, dog walking and bike riding.


The cost of UAF on-campus housing can vary depending on the type of room and building you choose to live in. UAF offers a wide variety of residence hall style and apartment style options. Housing charges include the cost of the student’s unit as well as all utilities, local phone service, high speed internet and in some cases, cable TV. All unites are fully furnished rooms. Meal plans are separate from housing costs.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 4 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 3 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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