Rankings and recognition

UAF is an international pacesetter in Arctic research, particularly in earth and ocean sciences, biology, and engineering. But we excel in many other ways. We get high marks in teacher training and business management. Our outdoor options are in a class by themselves.

UAF scores well in internationally accepted college ratings, including those published by U.S. News and World Report, Times Higher Education, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. These ratings and others show that UAF is academically competitive and of good educational value.

Check out scores from college ranking organizations below. They'll show just a sample of the excellence you'll find all around here.

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Best Small Universities

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Alaska's Only National University

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10 Best College Towns

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Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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Best Online MBA Programs

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Top 100 Best Places to Live

A UAF justice student in a courtroom

Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs

Military Friendly School 20-21 Bronze badge

Military Friendly Schools: Bronze

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University Impact

A smiling UAF education student in a classroom

Best Online Master's in Education Programs

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Best Online Associate's in Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

PayScale Best Value School badge

Best Value School for Engineering Majors

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4 Best Value Online Schools In Alaska

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Online Learner Support Certification

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Best Affordable Online Bachelor's in Social Work

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Best Online Bachelor's in HSEM

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25 Most Affordable Online Colleges

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Undergraduate Programs for Elementary Teachers

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50 Most Affordable Online Colleges

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Best Earth Science Graduate Schools

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Best Bachelor's in Elementary Education

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Engineering and Technology

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Best Colleges for Hikers

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Physical Sciences

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Social Sciences

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Exemplary Online Program: Special Education and Teaching



Some ranking organizations provide badges for use in printed and online materials. Contact uaf-university-relations@alaska.edu for more information.

For more information about the rankings, contact Arthur Hussey, Office of Planning, Analysis and Institutional Research at amhusseyiii@alaska.edu, 474-6638, or the PAIR office.