2007-2008 Academic Catalog


UAF at a Glance

  • Originally founded in 1917 when Alaska was still a territory, today UAF is America's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution.
  • UAF encompasses the central campus in Fairbanks; Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham; Chukchi Campus in Kotzebue; Interior-Aleutians Campus, covering the Interior and Aleutians; Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel; Northwest Campus in Nome; and Tanana Valley Campus in Fairbanks.
  • UAF's geographically diverse student body represents all 50 states and 453 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 161 degrees and 25 certificates in 115 disciplines.
  • UAF recently ranked fifth among small research institutions in a national study that measured the scholarly activities of universities and their faculty members.
  • The UAF mascot is the Nanook, a derivation of "nanuq," the Inupiaq Eskimo word for polar bear. When UAF was first founded basketball teams were nicknamed the Polar Bears. Up until the mid-70s, the men's basketball team was known as the "Flying Nanooks" because of the regular, and long, airplane rides they took in order to compete with other college teams. Since 1963 all University of Alaska Fairbanks sports teams have been called "Nanooks."

Degrees Conferred, Spring 2006

  • 827 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 204 master's and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2006


Fairbanks Campus 5,427
Tanana Valley Campus 3,363
Center for Distance Education 1,909
Interior-Aleutians Campus 463
Northwest Campus 360
Bristol Bay Campus 529
Kuskokwim Campus 387
Chukchi Campus 210
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total*) 9,681

*Some students attend more than one campus and are not counted twice in the total.

Alaska Native/American Indian19%
Median age31
International students288

Estimated 2007–2008 UAF Annual Costs

Freshmen and Sophomores
Tuition and fees**
(30 credits, 100-200 -level classes)
$4,496 $13,466 $6,416
Room and board
(double room & 19 meals/week on campus)
6,030 6,030 6,030
ANNUAL TOTAL $10,526 $19,496 $12,446
Tuition and Fees**
(30 credits, 300-400 -level classes)
$4,976 $13,946 $7,136
Room and board
(double room & 19 meals/week on campus)
6,030 6,030 6,030
ANNUAL TOTAL $11,006 $19,976 $13,166
Graduate Students
Tuition and Fees**
(18 credits, 600-level classes)
$5,822 $11,204  
Room and board
(double room & 19 meals/week on campus)
6,030 6,030  
ANNUAL TOTAL $11,852 $17,234  

*Western Undergraduate Exchange

**Includes student life, student government, technology, transportation and health center fees. Does not include health insurance, books, UA network, supplies, parking, travel, miscellaneous expenses or special costs associated with international or exchange students. Costs are subject to change.