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.

US News and World Report badge

Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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Alaska's Only National University

THE Quality Education badge

Impact Rankings: Quality Education, #1 US University

First-Gen Forward Institution Badge

First-Gen Forward Institution

Military Friendly School 20-21 Bronze badge

Military Friendly Schools: Bronze

Times Higher Education logo

Best Small Universities

Top 555 ROI Colleges badge

Best Return on Investment Colleges

QS World University Rankings badge

Top US Universities by State

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10 Best College Towns

Badge - top 100 places to live

Top 100 Best Places to Live

Best Value Schools logo

4 Best Value Online Schools In Alaska

AffordableColleges.com badge

50 Most Affordable Online Colleges

An MBA student shakes the hand of UAF School of Management Dean at commencement

Best Online MBA Programs

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Best Bachelor's in Elementary Education

A UAF justice student in a courtroom

Best Online Master's in Criminal Justice Programs

The Best Schools badge

Best Online Associate's in Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

Quality Matters badge

Exemplary Online Program: Special Education and Teaching

A smiling UAF education student in a classroom with children

Best Online Master's in Education Programs

Quality Matters badge

Online Learner Support Certification

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#1 Best College for Hikers



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.