University of Alaska Fairbanks: Statistics

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#203 of 2,597 In North America
#178 of 2,496 In the United States
#1 of 6 In Alaska
#10 of 1,036 For Oceanography
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
67%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
5,850
Graduates
963
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uaf.edu

University of Alaska Fairbanks Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 67% 64% 69%
Applicants 1,361 594 767
Admissions 912 379 533
Freshmen enrolled full time 513 238 275
Freshmen enrolled part time 155 62 93

1,801 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,305 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
203 or 30%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1050
or below

75% of them
had 1270
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of Alaska Fairbanks are 1050-1270 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
199 or 30%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of Alaska Fairbanks are 18-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3615 (58%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 648 (10%)
Two or more races 644 (10%)
Hispanic 490 (8%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 217 (4%)
Black or African American 210 (3%)
Asian 161 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 150 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 48 (0.8%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$8,599
Students receiving aid
91%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,616$10,568
Tuition in-state $5,616$10,568
Tuition out-of-state $19,200$22,227
Fee in-district $1,560$1,586
Fee in-state $1,560$1,586
Fee out-of-state $2,112$2,060

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 958
Combined charge for room and board $10,540
Room charge $5,150
Meal charge $5,390

University of Alaska Fairbanks Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General 26 55 37
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4 52 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 61
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 41 5 5
Crisis & Emergency & Disaster Management 35 12
Psychology, General 38 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 31
Education, General 29
Computer and Information Sciences, General 24 4
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management 23 4
Mechanical Engineering 23 3
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 26
Civil Engineering, General 24 2
Accounting 23
Petroleum Engineering 16 6
Natural Resources & Conservation, General 11 5 5
Community Organization and Advocacy 6 7 7
English Language and Literature, General 19 1
Geology & Earth Science, General 14 3 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 13 6
Fire Science & Fire-fighting 17
Social Work 17
Industrial Production Technologies & Technicians, Other 16
Natural Sciences 15
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other 15
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 15
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic) 14
Anthropology, General 7 6 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 12
Medical & Clinical Assistant 12
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 1 7 4
Computer Support Specialist 11
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 11
Art & Art Studies, General 9 1
Geological & Geophysical Engineering 9 1
Political Science and Government, General 10
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 7 2
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 9
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 8
Physics, General 5 3
Chemistry, General 7 1
Linguistics 3 5
Dental Assisting & Assistant 7
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 7
History, General 6
Area Studies, Other 2 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 6
Child Development 6
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 2 4
Aircraft Powerplant Technology & Technician 5
Public Health, General 5
Geography 5
Mathematics, General 4 1
Japanese Language and Literature 5
Computer Science 2 3
Creative Writing 5
Culinary Arts & Chef Training 4
Drafting and Design Technology & Technician, General 4
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 4
Computer Engineering, General 4
Statistics, General 4
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 2 2
Economics, Other 4
Construction Management, General 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 3
Music Teacher Education 3
Geophysics and Seismology 1 2
Biological and Physical Sciences 3
Engineering, Other 2 1
Biochemistry 3
Airline & Commercial & Professional Pilot and Flight Crew 2
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 2
Journalism 2
American Indian & Native American Studies 1 1
Economics, General 2
Mining and Mineral Engineering 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 2
Chemistry, Other 2
Music, General 1
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology 1
Philosophy 1
Water Resources Engineering 1
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 1
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 1
Astrophysics 1
Engineering, General 1
Grand Total 262 622 198 49
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 39% 38% 39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 78%
  • Part-time retention rate - 39%

Publications & Citations

Publications
15,027
Citations
731,947

Publication / Citation count by topic

Environmental Science
9,500 / 566,031
Geology
3,038 / 136,510
Biology
2,952 / 140,432
Ecology
2,339 / 232,502
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
1,960 / 128,394
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,840 / 51,955
Engineering
1,653 / 49,372
Earth science and Geophysics
1,484 / 59,409
Oceanography
1,378 / 79,377
Chemistry
1,367 / 65,460
Geography and Cartography
1,139 / 31,438
Physics
1,065 / 31,357
Environmental Management
978 / 112,251
Demography
834 / 32,948
Medicine
669 / 19,204
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
645 / 19,002
Hydrology and Water resources management
507 / 33,456
Zoology
498 / 18,358
Remote Sensing
444 / 14,788
Computer Science
433 / 13,647
Business
395 / 16,087
Psychology
367 / 14,158
Materials Science
345 / 11,438
Petrology and Geochemistry
343 / 14,622
Environmental Chemistry
326 / 25,892
Astrophysics and Astronomy
326 / 7,832
Botany
323 / 28,134
Mathematics
310 / 11,821
Economics
294 / 7,570
Animal Science
288 / 12,021
Paleontology
265 / 11,768
Sociology
231 / 5,191
Political Science
221 / 6,383
Agricultural Science
221 / 22,828
Art & Design
176 / 1,894
History
168 / 1,266
Anatomy and Physiology
167 / 4,823
Optical Engineering
165 / 6,782
Evolutionary Biology
163 / 7,974
Biochemistry
154 / 6,570

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 174 2857
1992 192 2880
1993 199 3229
1994 183 3482
1995 182 3906
1996 167 4398
1997 201 5043
1998 217 5211
1999 258 5600
2000 273 6866
2001 315 8585
2002 376 10047
2003 451 12013
2004 423 13248
2005 485 16326
2006 515 18109
2007 571 21948
2008 672 25289
2009 688 28816
2010 681 32850
2011 750 38772
2012 693 43315
2013 924 52004
2014 867 53028
2015 986 56350
2016 751 57312
2017 763 56817
2018 756 56362
2019 761 62413
2020 872 71454
2021 825 77596

University of Alaska Fairbanks alumni

  1. Mike J. Dunleavy

    Mike J. Dunleavy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianschool teacher
    Biography

    Michael James Dunleavy is an American educator and politician serving as the 12th governor of Alaska. A Republican, Dunleavy was a member of the Alaska Senate from 2013 to 2018. He defeated former Democratic United States senator Mark Begich in the 2018 gubernatorial election after incumbent governor Bill Walker dropped out of the race.

  2. Colton Parayko

    Colton Parayko
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Colton Parayko is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and alternate captain for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). Growing up in St. Albert, Alberta, Parayko played minor ice hockey with the St. Albert Flyers and Fort McMurray Oil Barons before earning a scholarship to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He went overlooked and undrafted in his first year of NHL eligibility before being selected 86th overall as a 19-year-old in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. Following the draft, Parayko played three seasons with the Alaska Nanooks, earning All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) First Team and West Second-Team All-American honors. He concluded his collegiate career in 2015 to begin his professional career within the Blues organization.

  3. Tom Emmer

    Tom Emmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in the University of Alaska Fairbanks
    In 1984 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianradio personality
    Biography

    Thomas Earl Emmer Jr. is a Minnesota attorney, lobbyist and politician who has been the U.S. representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district since 2015. The district includes most of the Twin Cities' far northern suburbs and the surrounding cities and rural areas of Benton, Carver, Sherburne, Stearns, Wright, Anoka, and Washington Counties.

  4. Joe Miller

    Joe Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Joseph Wayne Miller is an American attorney and politician.

General info

Alternative names UAF
Founded 1917
Motto Naturally Inspiring
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session
Total FTE staff 1,814
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1731 South Chandalar Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska, 99775
United States
City population 33,000
Phone 9074747034
Fax +1 (907) 474 6492

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