The University of Alaska Fairbanks Online

TBS Staff Writers
Updated August 19, 2022
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  • Flagship campus of the University of Alaska System
  • Offers unique programs, in fields like mining engineering and ocean sciences.
  • Among other sports, the Alaska Nanooks feature a champion rifle team.


The University of Alaska Fairbanks, a public research university founded in 1917, enrolls about 8,000 students in a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and professional program options. Students may choose from a full array of fields of study with some unique options, offered across nine colleges and schools, including the School of Education, the College of Engineering and Mines, the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, and the School of Management. The university also provides numerous online program options.

Accreditation, Tuition & Admissions

Accreditation and Approvals

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is regionally accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).


  • Undergraduate tuition — $233 per credit hour (average; exact price varies by course level)
  • Graduate tuition — $466 per credit hour


The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ admission prerequisites and application requirements vary by program.

Freshman applicants must submit ACT/SAT scores and official transcripts.

Transfer applicants must also submit official college transcripts.

International students also must submit proof of English language proficiency.

Graduate admissions requirements vary based on program.

Other Statistics

  • Student population: About 8,000
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 9 to 1
  • Percentage receiving grant or scholarship aid: 84%
  • Out-of-State Undergraduates: 10%
  • Founded: 1917

School Profile

  • Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
  • Full-Time Freshman Retention Rate: 75%
  • Required Standardized Test(s): SAT or ACT
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 73%
  • Graduation Rate: 25%
  • Cost Per Credit (In-State/Out-of-State):
    • Undergraduate: $233/$736 (average; exact price varies by course level)
    • Graduate: $466/$979
  • Athletics: NCAA Division I
  • Mascot: Nanooks
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Address: 1731 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK, 99775 USA
  • Phone Number: 907-474-7034