College Student 2013-10-17T06:54:26Z
Drugs aren't major, not from what I've seen. Weed is the most common and popular. But I have never seen or heard of anyone using hard drugs, like coke or meth. That's good. Alcohol is probably the most common thing to see on campus. Even if you're underage, it's very easy to obtain. Many of the older students will give alcohol to minors.
College Student 2013-10-17T06:46:16Z
Health & Safety:
It is very safe. Most people won't bother you and generally keep to themselves. If you interact with them then most of the time they're friendly. I walk down the street in the middle of the night and can't feel any safer. But of course, that doesn't mean you should let your guard down.
College Freshman 2013-10-07T20:22:27Z
Its Alaska so its bound to be cold..the tempters get down to 50 below.
College Freshman 2013-10-07T20:17:52Z
There are plenty of computers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and they are open for use to the studends, they are in great condition. Also there is free WiFi for student who have there own computers in the dorms which is a really good thing.
College Senior 2013-10-02T01:23:44Z
All kinds of degree options. Could really use a bigger nursing program. I got an internship no problem. For engineering students there are a lot of job fairs and recruiters.
College Senior 2013-10-02T01:21:22Z
Nothing is cheap. A lot of places with no running water. Almost no one wraps utilities into their rent, so its always a gamble. Unreliable internet unless you're on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-09-30T00:13:28Z
UAF is really good at what they do- Arctic Research, Engineering, and anything pertaining to Management and Business. This is the place to be for finding internships, connecting with employers, and really getting a feel for the industry you're looking into. Most of our professors have worked in these industries themselves, if they aren't still a major part of them.
College Sophomore 2013-09-30T00:09:02Z
The Nanooks are a very proud breed- especially of our athletes. There's a lot of student support and involvement when it comes to varsity sports. However, in a school of over 11,000 we only have 250 student athletes. Our athletes are definitely given the resources they need to succeed. Advising, academic support, as well as some really impressive coaches and facilities.
College Sophomore 2013-09-30T00:04:38Z
The amount of aid offered is great-getting it is the problem. The process can take much longer than anticipated especially if you're not on top of your financial aid requirements. There are a lot of hidden technicalities, so it's important to be aware of your specific scholarships. Especially before your balance is due.
College Sophomore 2013-09-29T23:58:41Z
Fairbanks offers tons of attractions and deals for students. Cheaper movie tickets, special shopping sprees available only to students, and great food choices. There's a lot to do "in the city" as well as outside of it. Tons of great trails, hiking, and sites to visit. Definitely no excuses to stay inside.
College Student 2013-09-21T04:47:53Z
All computers are extremely up-to-date and function perfectly.
College Student 2013-09-21T04:47:04Z
Parking is a total and complete mess, the parking lot is either completely full or you have to park in mud.
College Student 2013-09-21T04:45:27Z
Sexual orientation is a topic that is very open throughout UAF.
College Junior 2013-09-13T17:17:37Z
I'm in the engineering and foreign language programs at UAF. The professors are all very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. They are very helpful and will go out of their way to help you find a job. Many of the engineering classes in the final two years of college are very career specific and prepares you for working in the field.
College Junior 2013-09-13T17:13:28Z
I study both engineering and foreign languages at UAF. Registration can be fairly difficult since the system often goes down during the initial stages of registration. A lot of the undergraduate courses fill up quickly. I have found the professors to be pretty helpful. They have specific office hours during which you can ask them about homework and labs. However, some of them are more involved in their research and less concerned qith teaching.
College Junior 2013-09-13T17:08:41Z
A nightlife in Fairbanks is practically non-existent off-campus. There are some bars off-campus, but the drinks are expensive and the smoke inside is very dense. A lot of people throw parties on campus that can be pretty fun, but you have to know the right people.
College Junior 2013-09-13T17:05:17Z
Parking is decent next to the dorms, however parking spots near the apartments fill up fast. Be prepared for a ten to fifteen minute walk from wherever you park. Don't forget to purchase a permit or you will end up with a nice fine. Remember to plug your car in during the winter months. i would advise purchasing one of the light-up extension cords to make sure that the outlet is actually working. We had a lot of frozen cars in the lot last year.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-12T20:00:17Z
I am a cheerleader at UAF myself. The support the athletes give one another is great. Student involvement is good but could always use some improvement when supporting all sports.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-12T19:58:11Z
Overall there is a wide variety of ethnicities across campus. There is a collection of individuals from all over Alaska, the lower 48, and other countries as well. As a whole the student population seems to be very welcoming to students from different walks of life.
College Senior 2013-09-06T22:47:14Z
I would put A for myself since I am born and raised in Fairbanks, and I love the weather, since it's what I know. But I put B because people coming from out of state probably won't enjoy it the way I do. Summers are perfect and amazing, hot, sunny 24 hrs a day, perfect. The winters, when most of the school year is performed, are very cold and very dry. Often times, we reach temperatures down in the -60s. School gets canceled not because of snow days, but because of ice days, either when it randomly warms up in the middle of the winter, and rains, then subsequently freezes, or when it's so cold, the water particles in the air freeze and create an ice fog which can be impossible to navigate in. But I love it!
College Senior 2013-09-06T22:43:51Z
I have never eaten at the dining facilities of UAF. I've always lived off campus. I've not heard good things, however. Also, the Wood Center has a number of fast food options, which are mediocre, at best.
College Senior 2013-09-06T22:41:21Z
I think it's pretty average. It isn't any worse or any better than the next school.
College Senior 2013-09-06T22:39:15Z
There a number of different types of parking lots. There are some buildings that are much further away from the main campus, and they have their own parking lots, with plug ins for the winter months. Those are A+, close to the building and prepared for all weather. Nearer to main campus, there are parking lots very far away, and travel to campus is dependent on busses. That, or a very long, cold walk uphill. Those parking lots have plugins. But the closer you get to campus and the main buildings for parking, you have to pay per half hour, there are no plugins, and its impossible to find a parking spot.
College Senior 2013-09-06T22:35:35Z
UAF tries very hard, they have many opportunities, however, students rarely take enough interest in them. There are a lot of student run organizations, which are beneficial for the students running them, but they don't attract a very large audience, and therefore facilitate only a small demographic.
College Senior 2013-09-06T22:32:38Z
I've never used the UAF transportation, but I know that it is on time and regular, bus stops are heated, or near heated locations. It also connects to lines outside of the university.
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