Resources › For Students and Parents University of Alaska Fairbanks Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Alaska Fairbanks. m_p_king / Flickr For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated July 24, 2017 University of Alaska Fairbanks Description: Even though it has fewer students than the University of Alaska Anchorage, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship campus of Alaska's public university system, and it is the only university in the state that grants doctoral degrees. Outdoor lovers will appreciate the Fairbanks location -- the Outdoor Adventures Program offers a range of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, dog mushing, ice climbing, and winter camping trips. The university takes pride in the meaningful relationships between students and faculty, and the healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio is unusual for a public university. UAF students come from all 50 states and 47 foreign countries, and over 20 percent of students are American Indian/Native Alaskans. Students have a huge range of academic options with 168 degrees and 33 certificates offered in 127 disciplines ranging from art to engineering. Students will also find a wide range of clubs, organizations and activities to keep them busy. On the athletic front, the Alaska Nanooks compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference for most sports. Hockey is Division I. The university fields five sports for men and six for women. The Nanooks have won ten NCAA championships for rifle. Finally, the campus is home to the UAF Museum of the North, the International Arctic Research Center, and several other major research centers. Admissions Data (2016): University of Alaska Fairbanks Acceptance Rate: 73% UAF has an open admissions policyTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 480 / 600SAT Math: 470 / 600SAT Writing: - / -ACT Composite: 19 / 26ACT English: 17 / 25ACT Math: 18 / 26 Enrollment (2015): Total Enrollment: 8,638 (7,533 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female45% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $5,976 (in-state); $18,184 (out-of-state)Books: $1,400 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,530Other Expenses: $2,650Total Cost: $18,556 (in-state); $30,764 (out-of-state) University of Alaska Fairbanks Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 74%Loans: 32%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,964Loans: $6,064 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%Transfer Out Rate: 22%4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%6-Year Graduation Rate: 39% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Skiing, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Skiing, Swimming, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like University of Alaska, You May Also Like These Schools: University of Alaska - Anchorage: Profile Oregon State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Washington: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBoise State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorthern Arizona University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Florida: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIdaho State University: Profile University of California - Davis: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Wyoming: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphMontana State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Alaska Fairbanks Mission Statement: mission statement from http://www.uaf.edu/uaf/about/mission/ "The University of Alaska Fairbanks, the nation's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant university and international research center, advances and disseminates knowledge through teaching, research and public service with an emphasis on Alaska, the circumpolar North and their diverse peoples. UAF--America's arctic university--promotes academic excellence, student success and lifelong learning."