Data as of Fall 2022

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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): 545
Staff (full- and part-time): 2,498
Student employees: 690
Student-faculty ratio: 10 to 1
Alumni: 35,000+
Mascot: Nanooks
School colors: Blue and gold

Fall 2022 First-Year Student Profile

  • First-year students direct from high school: 72%
  • First-year students living on Fairbanks campus: 38%
  • High school GPA of 3.5 or greater: 51.4%
  • Average high school GPA: 3.4
  • Average ACT composite: 21
  • From Alaska: 521
  • From outside Alaska: 123
  • International students: 9
    (from:Canada, Finland, Greenland, Indonesia, Latvia, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • UA Scholars: 108
  • Female: 55%
  • Male: 45%
  • Alaska Native/American Indian: 19%
  • Asian: 5%
    Black: 4.6%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2.5%
  • Caucasian: 61%
  • Other/unspecified: 8.3%
    Hispanic ethnicity: 9% included in the reported races

Fall 2022 Students

Enrollment: 7,425
Enrolled from 49 states and 50 countries
Undergraduate: 87%
Graduate: 13%
International: 2%
Female: 63%
Male: 37%
Unknown: 1%
Median age: 25


  • Alaska Native/American Indian: 20%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Black: 4.5%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Caucasian: 56%
  • Other/unspecified: 11.8%
    Hispanic ethnicity: 8.7% 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; 10-time NCAA champions

Degrees Granted, May 2023

Licensures and occupational endorsements: 146
Certificates: 136
Associate: 192
Bachelor's: 444
Master's: 176
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), FY22: $162 million

Undergraduate Research

UAF offers undergraduate students many ways to get hands-on experience — 45% of students who received a bachelor's degree completed a research, thesis or honors project in 2021-2022.


Campus Enrollment, Fall 2022*

Bristol Bay Campus, Dillingham: 262
Chukchi Campus, Kotzebue: 120
Troth Yeddha’ Campus, Fairbanks: 5,268
Interior Alaska Campus: 259
Kuskokwim Campus, Bethel: 327
Northwest Campus, Nome: 246
Community and Technical College, Fairbanks: 2,089
eCampus: 4,255
*Students who attended more than one campus are counted in each campus' totals but only once in the overall total.