The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public institution and flagship campus of the U of A System. It is a designated land-, sea-, and space-grant university of Alaska and is the oldest institution of higher-learning in the state. The school is home to the world’s largest land-based rocket research range, the Poker Flat Research Range. The research focuses on the circumpolar North, and the school accounts for the majority of research output in the state.
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.