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  • Locations: Fairbanks, AK, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham US State: Alaska - AK
NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

University of Alaska FairbanksUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks

The 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.
Located just 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus's unique location is situated favorably for Arctic and northern research. The campus's several lines of research are renowned worldwide, most notably in Arctic biology, Arctic engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and aboriginal studies. The University of Alaska Museum of the North is also on the Fairbanks campus.

Helpful Information

Due to the extreme climate, cars must be properly "winterized", otherwise the car will not operate in the winter. Please see this page for more info: http://blog.gvea.com/wordpress/?p=567.

Another thing to keep in mind if you plan on living off-campus, is that you will see terminology for "dry" cabins. See here for more info: http://www.uaf.edu/oip/international-students-sc/newly-admitted-students/housing/

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Fairbanks, Ak Urban 40,000 6,360 22% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
54% 2% 4% 3% 20% 2% 15%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants. UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$3,880 $4,500
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for University of Alaska Fairbanks.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.

Exchange Preferences

  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted

Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)

  • Available

Non-Native English Speakers

  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students

Summer Exchange

  • Plan A

International Students (Visa Students)

  • Will accept on Plan A/B