University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate
1,631
Students Applied
83%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
650
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2018
Other
Summer
May 1, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
32
75%
Submitting ACT
38%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1094
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
520
75th
630
Reading
25th
510
75th
640
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
30%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
4%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
21
Top 25%
49
Top 50%
73
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
76
$30k - $48k
37
$48k - $75k
46
$75k - $110k
34
$110k+
39

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 907-474-7500
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.37 Average Rating
Definitely consider the weather if walking from class to class. Also make sure to visit before deciding. Make sure they have the degree you want.
Rianna from Fairbanks, AK
Don't be intimidated by the cold weather. You can always add more clothes whereas down south you can only take off so many. If you're looking for cold, or for a very unique experience, UAF is the place to be. Also, what will all of your friends back home think when you say, Yeah, you're going to Yale, but I'm going to Alaska!
Shaun from Juneau, AK
UAF has lots of opportunities. There's tons of groups and clubs to join, you get your daily work out if you live on campus without a car, if you stay in Moore remember that some people ignore quiet hours with loud blasting music and occasional screaming, do your homework and study, ... and ... don't become a hermit. Don't sit in the dorms all winter just because it's cold. Get some friends! Go out and meet people! Doing that not only gets the stress off your shoulders but the new people you meet can sometimes help you with homework or start study groups. Totally worth it.
Tabitha from Delta Junction, AK
Look at the accreditation, if the school isn't accredited in the program you want, it's not for you. The winters can be harsh, stay active; go hiking, camping, ice climbing, to the gym or pool. Take one recreation class a semester, college should be fun. Get adequate sleep, studies show it improves performance and efficiency. Find something constructive you can do that makes you happy, I enjoyed gourmet cooking, breakdancing (a class is offered and should be taken), slacklining (court 3 has posts for it), and snowshoe running. Realize that you determine your education, its quality and its value. If things get overwhelming, step back, give yourself a day or two of f*ckits and get back to it. Finally, if a university isn't for you, look at other options.
Gavin from Fairbanks, AK
Never talk to Student Employment. They were the only people who were never very helpful. If you want information about jobs then go to the uakjobs website. Student Employment will just direct you there anyways
Kristie from Graham, WA
Research what degree fields interest you, and if you can't decide talk with an adviser to get an idea of where to start. In addition, be sure to take full advantage of the numerous scholarship opportunities UAF has to offer. Don't be worried about making new friends, since all the students at UAF are extremely welcoming and have diverse backgrounds.
Kate
If you plan on transferring to UAF after a few years in a different, perhaps closer college, take all of your math first; don't take it at UAF. That's what I did, but I have heard from many how much more difficult it is to take a math course here, especially upper level. Also for transfer students, be sure to compare courses so that you transfer ALL of your credits; UAF is notoriously hard on transfer students. Other than that, in general, be prepared for an extremely cold winter: -30 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit is normal from November to February and maybe even March.
Sarah from Anchorage, AK
Sign up for classes as soon as you can - the important ones fill up fast. Remember to bring winter gear.
Bailey from Valdez, AK
Buy the big meal plan, you'll get to try more of the goodies available to you, and the cafeteria offers so much variety and themed meal events that you'll want to be able to spend a little extra every now and then to satisfy your curiosity.
Liam from Healy, AK