Quality -- excellent education
UAF is Alaska’s top teaching and research university and the state’s only Ph.D.-granting institution. About 351 full-time faculty teach most classes, even introductory courses, so you start building relationships with professors right away. You aren’t just a face in the crowd. Faculty members here know their students.
Research -- leading the leaders
With more than a dozen research centers and $114 million in annual research expenditures, UAF is the research engine of Alaska, with a strong emphasis on understanding the challenges and opportunities of the North. Studies on global climate change, avian flu and northern engineering, among other topics, place UAF at the forefront of international circumpolar research.
Undergraduate and graduate students get one-on-one time with faculty, and even collaborate on research. Field work really is in the field, in the river, on the glacier or up the mountain.
Location -- perfectly placed
Our location defines us: what we are, what we teach and what we research, in a classroom and lab of more than 360 million acres.
Fairbanks is perfect for exploring Alaska. Surrounded by a wilderness of vast forests and mighty rivers, the state’s second-largest city mixes small-town friendliness with big-city amenities.
UAF extends far beyond Fairbanks. With its network of community campuses throughout the state, UAF gives students the education they want and need where they live and work.