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top universityWe're a top university.
UAF is the only national university in Alaska, according to U.S. News and World Report's 2019 rankings. In fact, Times Higher Education ranked UAF No. 10 among the world's best small universities in 2018. 
accreditedWe're accredited.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
military friendly college recognition badgesWe're military friendly.
UAF has been designated a Military Friendly® School by GI Jobs magazine for the past eight years, and has been selected as a TOP SCHOOL by Military Advanced Education for the fourth year in a row.
Outdoor adventureWe have a 360+ million acre classroom.
UAF was named the #1 college for hiking by Backpacker Magazine and the #12 U.S. college for outdoor adventures by the OutBound Collective.
Computer Science major Tristan Van Cise helped UAF's team win the 2018 At Large Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

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  • A sedge darner dragonfly rests on a leaf

    Dragons of summer now on the hunt

    July 18, 2019
    The Piper Super Cub is a nimble favorite of Alaska bush pilots who land on and take off from gravel bars and mountaintops. Engineers who designed the plane in the 1940s found a simple model that still works. Another flying machine, the dragonfly, has not changed much in 300 million years, except it is no longer as large as a raven.
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  • The Devil Mountain Lakes maar

    Volcanoes, permafrost, earthquakes shape Alaska

    July 15, 2019
    Forty-one volcanoes that have erupted since the 1700s. Eleven percent of the world’s earthquakes. Glaciers of an ever-changing number that probably tops 100,000. Alaska has its share of superlatives, and here’s another one — Alaska has the largest maar on Earth.
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