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University of Alaska Fairbanks Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Alaska Fairbanks

Open Admission Policy

Can I get into University of Alaska Fairbanks? University of Alaska Fairbanks is an open admission policy institution. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met. New admission is often granted continually throughout the year. Please consult University of Alaska Fairbanks directly to learn the specifics of its open admission policy.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Alaska Fairbanks is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Alaska Fairbanks SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
39%
SAT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Alaska Fairbanks?

University of Alaska Fairbanks typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Alaska for highest average SAT composite score. 39 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Alaska Fairbanks admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >84%
1155 to 1280 Avg + 76%-84%
1030 to 1155 Avg - 65%-76%
905 to 1030 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 905 Low <52%
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University of Alaska Fairbanks ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
44%
ACT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Alaska Fairbanks?

Admission data indicates that University of Alaska Fairbanks regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Alaska for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Alaska Fairbanks admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >84%
21 to 25 Avg + 76%-84%
17 to 21 Avg - 65%-76%
13 to 17 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 13 Low <52%
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University of Alaska Fairbanks GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.19
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into University of Alaska Fairbanks?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into University of Alaska Fairbanks. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Alaska Fairbanks was 3.19 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Alaska for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.19 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Alaska Fairbanks accepts 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 21% Good
3.50 to 3.75 15% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 9% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

67% of University of Alaska Fairbanks freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 67%
Bottom 50% of class 33%
Bottom 25% of class 12%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Mar 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Mar 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Alaska Fairbanks is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Alaska Fairbanks and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Alaska Fairbanks
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=102614 IPEDS survey data for University of Alaska Fairbanks.

FAQs

Does University of Alaska Fairbanks prefer SAT or ACT?

39% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Alaska Fairbanks. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Alaska Fairbanks?

University of Alaska Fairbanks has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges generally only require a high school diploma or a GED certificate to be admitted.