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University of Alaska Fairbanks Admission Requirements

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Your 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.

University of Alaska Fairbanks GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.4

Typical High School Grades 

B+

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

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into University of Alaska Fairbanks are to have around a 3.4 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Alaska Fairbanks accepts 65% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 3.4 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #1 in Alaska for highest average GPA.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 29.16% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.73% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 15.77% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 11.88% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 17.28% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 4.54% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.64% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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University of Alaska Fairbanks SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Alaska Fairbanks is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1110-1360

Applicants Submitting SAT 

12%
SAT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 560
Math 25th Percentile 550
Composite 25th Percentile 1110
SAT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 680
Math 75th Percentile 680
Composite 75th Percentile 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at University of Alaska Fairbanks is 1240 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1110-1360. Students who get into University of Alaska Fairbanks score in the top 39 percent of all SAT test takers..  University of Alaska Fairbanks ranks #1 in the state of Alaska for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1240 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. University of Alaska Fairbanks regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1110 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1110, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 980, but scores this low are outside the normal range. 12 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

View other colleges which accept students in the 1240 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1235, you have around a 65% chance of being admitted. A 1360 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 78% chance of getting in.

University of Alaska Fairbanks admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1360 and Above Good >78%
1235 to 1360 Avg + 65%-78%
1110 to 1235 Avg - 49%-65%
985 to 1110 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 985 Low <34%
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University of Alaska Fairbanks ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

17-27 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

16%
ACT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 15
Math 25th Percentile 16
Composite 25th Percentile 17
ACT Scores for University of Alaska Fairbanks
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 26
Math 75th Percentile 25
Composite 75th Percentile 27
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to University of Alaska Fairbanks is 22, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 17 and 27.  The school ranks #1 in Alaska for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 22. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 17 and score in the score in the top 69 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 12.

16 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into University of Alaska Fairbanks for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 22 score has around 65% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 78% with a 27 ACT score.

University of Alaska Fairbanks admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
27 and Above Good >78%
22 to 27 Avg + 65%-78%
17 to 22 Avg - 49%-65%
12 to 17 Reach 34%-49%
Less than 12 Low <34%
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High School Class Rank

75% of University of Alaska Fairbanks freshman are in the top half of their high school graduating class and 41% are in the top quarter.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 20%
Top 25% of class 41%
Top 50% of class 75%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Jun 15, 2024

Days left to Apply

116

Applicants have 116 days left until the Fall 2024 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2024.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application 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

Other Colleges to Apply To 

Students applying to University of Alaska Fairbanks often consider these colleges

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?

12% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Alaska Fairbanks. 16% 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.