Originally founded as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public school and flagship campus of the U of A System. The oldest institution of higher-learning in the state, UAF is home to nine colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 113 disciplines. The university also features a number of Alaska Native and Indigenous Programs and is a designated Alaska Native-Serving Institution. In addition to classroom facilities, UAF hosts the University of Alaska Museum of the North and Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.
To say the least, UAF is a unique, culturally diverse University. Fairbanks has opportunities available for students that no other university can offer (ice climbing, anyone?). Small class size and a community atmosphere make UAF the perfect place to call home.
UAF has a beautiful campus and a lot to offer its students. The engineering department is very helpful, encouraging, and educational (which is the goal, right?). However, the math department seems to greatly detract from the school, often believed to weed out students.