University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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UAF has seven campuses across the state, and its 11,149 students come from all 50 states and from 48 foreign countries. Faculty teach classes at every level, so you can build relationships with professors right from the start. Undergraduates make up 89 percent of the total student body, and a lot of students are nontraditional -- they've returned to school to start a new phase of their life.