University of Alaska Fairbanks

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Fairbanks, AK

$7,176

Avg in-state tuition

$21,312

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Alaska Fairbanks

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a medium-sized public university located on a suburban campus in Fairbanks, Alaska. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,813, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 67%. The university offers 59 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 39%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $7,176, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $21,312.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

67% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

78% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

39% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Not required or recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-26

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1050-1270

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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7k

Students enrolled

90%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

53%

American Indian/Alaska Native

12%

Unknown

10%

Two or more races

9%

Hispanic

7%

Black

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Asian

2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Female student population

60%

Socio-economic diversity

33% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

54

Total Online Enrollment

6,106

Student Location Breakout

90% 10%

Percent of Programs Online

74% On-campus

26% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 33% online

Associate Check Bold 34% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 22% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 54% online

Master's Check Bold 17% online

Doctorate Check Bold 10% online

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

81%

State Grant Aid

57%

Institution Grant Aid

50%

Pell Grant

33%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $2,419
State Grant Aid $5,514
Institution Grant Aid $5,274
Pell Grant Aid $3,961

Financial Outlook

$20k

Average student debt after graduation

$37k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.