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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University Impact

2019
Times Higher Education
No badge available - U.S. News and World Report

Alaska's Only National University

2019
U.S. News & World Report
No badge available - U.S. News and World Report

Best Biological Science Graduate Schools

2019
U.S. News & World Report
No badge available - U.S. News and World Report

Best Earth Science Graduate Schools

2019
U.S. News & World Report
No badge available - U.S. News and World Report

Best Online Bachelor's Programs

2018-2019
U.S. News & World Report
The Best Schools 2019 badge

Best Online Associate's in Early Childhood Education Degree Programs

2019
The Best Schools
Quality Matters Exemplary Online Program 2019 badge

Exemplary Online Program

2019

Special Education and Teaching Program

Quality Matters
Quality Matters Learner support 2018 badge

Online Learner Support Certification

2018
Quality Matters
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Best Small Universities

2018
Times Higher Education
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Engineering and Technology

2018
Times Higher Education
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Physical Sciences

2018
Times Higher Education
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Social Sciences

2018
Times Higher Education
No badge available - College Choice

Best Bachelor's in Elementary Education

2018
College Choice
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Best Affordable Online Bachelor's in Social Work

2018
College Choice
Best Online Bachelors in HSEM

Best Online Bachelor's in HSEM

2019
Best Colleges
Best Value School badge - PayScale

Best Value School for Engineering Majors

 2018
PayScale
No badge available - NCTQ

Undergraduate Programs for Elementary Teachers

2017
National Council on Teacher Quality
No badge available - Backpacker magazine

Best Colleges for Hikers

2017
Backpacker magazine

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.