Data as of Fall 2023

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Institutional Profile

Founded: 1917
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
(city population approx. 33,500; borough approx. 97,500)
Chancellor: Daniel M. White
Faculty (regular and adjunct): 551
Staff (full- and part-time): 2,625
Student employees: 767
Student-faculty ratio: 11 to 1
Alumni: 35,000+
Mascot: Nanooks
School colors: Blue and gold

Fall 2023 First-Year Student Profile

  • First-year students direct from high school: 68%
  • First-year students living on Fairbanks campus: 43%
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or greater: 55%
  • Average high school GPA: 3.4
  • Average ACT composite: 21
  • From Alaska: 605
  • From outside Alaska: 130
  • International students: 8
    (From Canada, England, Micronesia, Germany, Hungary and Norway)
  • UA Scholars: 128
  • Female: 58%
  • Male: 42%
  • Alaska Native/American Indian: 23%
  • Asian: 7%
    Black: 5%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Caucasian: 57%
  • Other/unspecified: 6%
    Hispanic ethnicity: 8% included in the reported races

Fall 2023 Students

Enrollment: 7,451
Enrolled from 49 states and 58 countries
Undergraduate: 86%
Graduate: 14%
International: 3%
Female: 62%
Male: 36%
Unknown: 2%
Median age: 23


  • Alaska Native/American Indian: 20%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Black: 4%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Caucasian: 56%
  • Other/unspecified: 12%
    Hispanic ethnicity: 9% included in the reported races


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Men's ice hockey
NCAA Division I independent member
Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country running, women's volleyball
NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Men's and women's cross-country skiing
NCAA Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association
Women's swimming
NCAA Division II Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference
Men's and women's rifle
NCAA Patriot Rifle Conference; 11-time NCAA champions

Degrees Granted, May 2023

Licensures and occupational endorsements: 146
Certificates: 136
Associate: 192
Bachelor's: 444
Master's: 178
Doctoral: 31
Honorary: 2

Number of graduates: 1,023

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Costs and Financial Aid

Visit the Financial Aid website for information on costs.

Information about financial aid, Pell Grant and loan distribution is also available online.


UAF is the principal research center for the statewide university system. Our research engages undergraduate and graduate students so they gain skills and knowledge to become tomorrow’s leaders. UAF researchers find solutions to Arctic challenges in these major units:

Research expenditures (direct), FY23: $174 million

Undergraduate Research

UAF offers undergraduate students many ways to get hands-on experience — 44% of students who received a bachelor's degree completed a research, thesis or honors project in 2022-2023.


Campus Enrollment, Fall 2023*

Bristol Bay Campus, Dillingham: 239
Chukchi Campus, Kotzebue: 135
Troth Yeddha’ Campus, Fairbanks: 5,414
Interior Alaska Campus: 263
Kuskokwim Campus, Bethel: 306
Northwest Campus, Nome: 85
Community and Technical College, Fairbanks: 2,290
eCampus: 4,255
*Students who attended more than one campus are counted in each campus' totals but only once in the overall total.