University of Alaska – Fairbanks (UAF) was founded in 1917 in Fairbanks, Alaska, to be an agricultural and mining school. Today, the main campus has 2,250 acres. There are six additional locations in the community as well as an eLearning program. Backpacker Magazine calls it the #1 outdoor adventure college UAF is the flagship campus of the University of Alaska System. It is a Land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
University of Alaska – Fairbanks offers 175 majors for over 7,600 undergraduate students. Inside the classroom, the student-faculty ratio is 12-to-1. Nearly 66% of the classes have less than 20 students. University of Alaska – Fairbanks participates in NCAA Division II sports conference. Top majors include:
- Biological Sciences
- Mechanical Engineering
- Business Administration
- Computer Science
UAF is the top teaching and research university and offers the only Doctoral programs in the state. Its unique location allows students to experience one of the last great frontiers and study in numerous climates to discover how life so near the Arctic Circle impacts the world around all of us.