About UAF

Ultimate Alaska

Fall Cornerstone Plaza scene

Inspiring discovery. Inspiring greatness. Inspiring, naturally.

There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. Here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers.

With undergraduates making up 89 percent of the total student body, UAF is a hotbed of diversity and fresh thinking. Whether you're returning to school to start a new phase of your life or coming in as a recent high school graduate, you'll quickly make new friends with a similar drive to achieve. And, because our backyard is the vast environmental laboratory of Alaska, UAF attracts exceptional individuals —  academic superstars and adventure-seekers alike.

With seven campuses across the state, we are home to more than 11,000 students from all over the world — each in pursuit of something extraordinary. Whether you're looking for a greater sense of purpose or a true sense of belonging, the UAF community lives authentically, believing that life is what you make of it, that knowledge is indeed power, and that a natural curiosity about the world around you will always be your best GPS.

Welcome to the University of Alaska Fairbanks — it may feel like you've journeyed far, but in fact, this is where it all begins.


Learn about UAF's enrollment, demographics, athletics, popular degrees and more.


The Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines opened in 1922, in 1935 became the University of Alaska, and awarded its first PhD in 1955.


Land Sea and Space Grant

UAF is one of the few Land, Sea and Space Grant universities in the country.


UAF is located in Fairbanks and is part of a statewide university system.


Chancellor Michael Powers is UAF's chief executive officer.

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