Resources for Prospective Students


High School Students

High school (and secondary school) students can take classes at UAF. There are a few options for attending including:

Come Home to Alaska

The Come Home to Alaska program will allow students with parents or grandparents in Alaska to pay resident tuition rates, regardless of where those students live. For an undergraduate taking 30 credits a year, the annual savings will exceed $18,000.

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Paul Layer, left, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, and undergraduate geology major Kailyn Davis, take a break during a hike along the lateral morraine of the Nabesna Glacier during a June 2015 extended field trip in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.


Transfer to UAF

Ranked among the world’s best small universities, we are a national and global leader in climate change and Arctic research. Our programs are affordable, hands-on and Alaska-focused. Our graduates are service-minded and ready to tackle any challenge. Transfer to UAF and begin your adventure today. 


International Students

UAF is a diverse community that welcomes students from all over the world. Whether you’re just starting college or transferring from a university overseas, we are here to help you succeed in your education and get the most out of your experience in Alaska.


  Why choose UAF?
UAF is a world leader in climate change and Arctic research. We offer opportunities for field-based learning and research you won’t find anywhere else on Earth, in diverse academic areas ranging from engineering to archaeology, and business to the arts.

Bertrand Dushime of Rwandainforms a handful of students, faculty, and community members about his country during a flag dedication ceremony at the Wood Center.


International Student and Scholar Services exists to help students, researchers, and faculty access opportunities in international collaboration by hosting international students, researchers, and faculty coming from overseas.



Campus Life

Welcome to the Troth Yeddha' Campus

The 2,250-acre Fairbanks campus, located near the center of Alaska, offers limitless opportunities for activity and recreation.

The northern lights dance over the top of campus on Nov. 20, 2017. Photo taken from the roof of Gruening.

  Housing Options
From traditional college dorms to suites, apartments and duplexes with garages, we offer housing for students in many shapes and sizes. What they all have common is a shared community and a sense of connection you can only experience by living on campus. Anyone wanting to live on campus must take 9 credits to qualify for housing.



It's a place like no other. See for yourself.