Head “Far North” to your future
Just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the University of Alaska Fairbanks immerses students in the splendor of the Far North both in and out of the classroom. UAF is Alaska’s leading research and teaching university—but with only about 6,000 students and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, it still feels like a small college. UAF is a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, specializing in practical engineering for extreme environments, arctic landscapes and wildlife, Earth sciences, climate change, and much more. As a research leader, UAF dedicates over $100 million a year to research endeavors.
Learn by doing
The best engineers and scientists are those who spend the most time in the lab, workshop, and field. We take a hands-on approach and begin teaching the design process in the first semester. This prepares students for the professional world and makes learning more fun and rewarding. Students utilize the skills and knowledge they gain in practical ways through student research, fieldwork, and national and international competitions.
Small school, strong community
Our students continually strive for excellence. Whether it’s the ASCE Steel Bridge, Collegiate Cyber Defense, or Design/Build/Fly, our students take pride in their work—which is why they’re usually found at or near the top of any given competition. If you want to dive in and start competing from day one, UAF is your school.
The last frontier for research
The Arctic is the world’s most exciting research frontier, and UAF is the world’s premier Arctic research university. Our students work with faculty on active research projects and receive funding to do their own research as well, often taking them off campus and into the wilderness of Alaska. UAF is a gateway to the spectacular and a place where adventure can be found around every corner.