in the Fairbanks North Star Borough - FNSB
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Geography and Climate
- College is located 3 miles northwest of Fairbanks at mile 467.1 of the Alaska Railroad.
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- College lies in the continental climate zone, characterized by about 20 inches of average annual precipitation and an average temperature of about 22 °F. Temperature extremes are greater in the Continental zone than in the other climatic zones. The coldest month in 2013 was February, with a mean minimum temperature of -1.2 °F. The warmest month was June, with a mean maximum temperature of 74.4 °F. This area of Interior Alaska experiences seasonal extremes. During the winter months, if the temperatures drops below -20 °F, ice fog can occur.
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- College 5 NW
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History and Culture
- College was so named, because it is the location of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, established in 1915.
- College is a large suburban area of the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Many residents are employed by or attend the nearby University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Fairbanks provides jet service, railroad, and connection to the George Parks and Richardson Highways. The privately-owned Goldstream airstrip lies in College.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
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