- UAF ranks in the top 150 of the 700 U.S. institutions that conduct research.
- Times Higher Education ranked UAF #10 among the world’s best small universities.
- Students named UAF the number one outdoor college in Backpacker magazine in 2016
About This CampusThe University of Alaska Fairbanks, located in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System. UAF is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution. It is also the site where the Alaska Constitution was drafted and signed in 1955 and 1956. UAF was established in 1917 as the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, first opening for classes in 1922.
UAF offers undergraduate students many ways to get hands-on experience -- 30 percent of students who received a bachelor's degree completed a research, thesis or honors project in 2019-2020. Students that participate in NSE have the same opportunities to take part in research at one of UAF's more than 50 research centers and institutes: https://research.uaf.edu/facilities/research-centers. Several lines of research are renowned worldwide, most notably in Arctic biology, Arctic engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and aboriginal studies.
Location InformationLocated just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus's unique location is situated favorably for Arctic and northern research, as well as ample opportunity for views of the northern lights. The 2,205-acre campus has two lakes and miles of trails. The downtown district is easily accessible via the local bus system and a network of bike trails. The city is steeped in a history of riverboat captains and gold seekers.