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University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK

The University of Alaska Fairbanks gives students an unmatched opportunity to complement their education by moving to a unique area of the globe that has become ground zero for various fields of research. Many students rent apartments near the University of Alaska campus to meet these opportunities and already begin to launch their careers as they move toward graduation. Specifically, biology, engineering, geophysics, supercomputing and aboriginal studies have emerged as the school's most prominent areas.

Located about 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the University of Alaska in Fairbanks allows for cutting edge experiments in Arctic and northern research. Many students pursue apartments in the UAF area specifically for this opportunity. The school is home to seven major research units, including the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, the Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center, the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, the Institute of Arctic Biology, the Institute of Marine Science, and the Institute of Northern Engineering.

Nowadays, more than 11,000 students trek northward to attend UAF. Despite the unique nature of life near the Arctic Circle, apartments near the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus provide a typical college social life for its students. Classmates often spend time at the university's Fine Arts complex, the on-campus Lee Salisbury Theater, or cheer on their sports teams, the Alaska Nanooks. In the community, students can be seen supporting the arena football league's Fairbanks Grizzlies, and even dropping by the Fairbanks Rollergirls roller derby league.

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