|Campus Setting:||Small suburb|
|Highest Degree Offered:||PhD|
|Level of Institution:||Two or more years|
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a Land, Sea, and Space Grant university and an international center for research, education, and the arts, emphasizing the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples. UAF integrates teaching, research, and public service as it educates students for active citizenship and prepares them for lifelong learning and careers.
It was difficult at first. Mostly, the only thing that ever stopped me from having a truly terrific time was my own attitude. When one realizes just how amazing it is to be in such an environment, a lot of the BS drops away. I, and anyone attending any college, is an incredibly fortunate individual. I never felt entitled to it which helped me enjoy the school, the people and the harsh environment (on a side note, the summers are beyond compare).Read More
People are extremely friendly here. It helps that I'll already have plenty of friends attending, but even if you don't know anyone it's considered to be the University of Alaska campus with the most active student-community. That is, it's widely-considered to be the UA campus where students interact with each other the most and are highly involved in day-to-day campus activities, so it's easy to make friends. I have been to Fairbanks in the winter, and yes, it's COLD –– but bearable. I'm also extremely excited about the variety of student activities that are available.Read More
My time at UAF so far has been nothing less than enjoyable. It was strange when snow first fell in the third weekend of September, but it quickly warmed up to 40 degrees for a week or two. Now (almost the winter solstice), the sun rises at 11:30 and sets at 2, and the average temperature is a tad cold at 30 below zero, but you walk into a building and the first thing you feel is a rush of hot air being provided by ceiling heaters! The food here is fairly decent. Being allergic to eggs, I find breakfasts a little challenging, but fruits, cereals, and yogurts are always available. For lunches and dinners, I have noticed that the vegetarian food is often better than the normal people food like the burgers, pizza, and rice. They have specialty meats every Sunday, which is a welcoming gesture to the students. Ohh! And the soft-serve machine is amazing!Read More