University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
83%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
32
Ethnicity
African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
Hispanic
7%
Native American
14%
White
50%
Multiracial
7%
Unknown
15%
Percent of First Generation Students
40%
Student Organizations
80
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
36%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
56%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Nanooks
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Male Athletes
69
Total Female Athletes
66
Intramural Sports
16
Sports Team (Men)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rifle
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Rifle
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.37 Average Rating
Not only is there a Pub on campus, but there are also three food-dining services. From salads to hamburgers to Thai food, UAF has a wide range of services to satisfy hungry students. The large food court is located at the bottom of a hill, so be prepared for a hike back up to main campus to burn off that freshman 15.
Kate
Many would suggest that you bring things to cook with, but I honestly believe that the food at the cafeteria is not that bad, although weekend meals are atrocious. It's all you can eat buffet style, but there is also a place where you can order something. There are many places you can eat around campus, too, such as Taco Bell, a grill, and a pizza joint all in the Wood Center. There's a small cafe within walking distance, although that would be charged from out of your pocket.
Sarah from Anchorage, AK
Though I have heard a few horror stories, none of my friends have had a truly bad experience with Dine 49 or the Grill. The Kitchen always has something new, while the Pizza and Mongolian BBQ counters stick to a few favorites with the occasional surprise.
Bailey from Valdez, AK
Lots of exciting food, a little pricey if you eat a lot, but good none the less. They've got great facilities, and several around campus, good for sit down meals and food on the go.
Liam from Healy, AK
The food in the commons wasn't bad in my opinion, but it wasn't a very high quality and some people did complain about it. It felt like pretty typical college food. People were allowed to take some leftover out and the university was pretty reasonable with that, only making an issue out of it when someone tried to stash up for dinner. And like at most colleges, it's cheaper to buy your own food than to get a meal plan.
Someone from Fairbanks, AK