UAF Facts and Figures

  • 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 the Aleutian Islands; Kuskokwim Campus in Bethel; Northwest Campus in Nome; and the Community and Technical College in Fairbanks.
  • UAF's geographically diverse student body represents 48 states and 45 foreign countries.
  • UAF offers 158 degrees and 32 certificates in 123 disciplines.
  • As America's arctic university, UAF offers a number of unique programs and degrees particularly focused on the biology, climate, natural resources and peoples of northern latitudes, the circumpolar North and the Pacific Rim.
  • The UAF mascot is the Nanook, a derivation of "nanuq," the Inupiaq Eskimo word for polar bear. 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 2013

  • 115 licensures and occupational endorsements
  • 997 certificates and associate or baccalaureate degrees
  • 265 master's and doctoral degrees

Student Profile, Fall 2013


Fairbanks Campus 6,360
Community and Technical College 3,340
Bristol Bay Campus 707
Chukchi Campus 346
Interior-Aleutians Campus 509
Kuskokwim Campus 477
Northwest Campus 304
eLearning & Distance Education 2,138
University of Alaska Fairbanks (total*) 10,214

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

Female 59%
Male 41%
Alaska Native/American Indian 20%
Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Median age 25

Estimated 2014–2015 UAF Annual Costs

Alaska Resident Non-resident WUE*
Freshmen and Sophomores
Tuition and fees**
(30 credits, 100–200-level classes)
$6,328 $20,048 $9,016
Room and board
(double room and Denali meal plan)
8,240 8,240 8,240
ANNUAL TOTAL $14,568 $28,288 $17,256
Tuition and fees**
(30 credits, 300–400-level classes)
$7,440 $21,160 $10,684
Room and board
(double room and Denali meal plan)
8,240 8,240 8,240
ANNUAL TOTAL $15,680 $29,400 $18,924
Graduate Students
Tuition and fees**
(18 credits, 600-level classes)


Room and board
(double room and Denali meal plan)
8,240 8,240


* Western Undergraduate Exchange (see Financial Aid section in the catalog)

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