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- Party SceneNG
- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeB+
Alaska Pacific is an above-average private, Christian university located in Anchorage, Alaska. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 216 undergraduate students. The Alaska Pacific acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Counseling Psychology, Business, and Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies. Graduating 56% of students, Alaska Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
Most Popular Majors
Counseling Psychology10 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies8 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities7 Graduates
Natural Sciences4 Graduates
Environmental Science3 Graduates
Sustainability Studies3 Graduates
Marine Biology and Oceanography2 Graduates
Creative Writing0 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses
Alaska Pacific University Reviews
Stay away--go to a real university! In my first year, fundamental classes were often cancelled by the professor. Course offerings are very limited. In pursuit of a proper education, I took the courses I needed at UAA, and found them to be more rigorous. The (too) well funded FAST lab generates some good scientists, but many of the students in this lab present thesis work that one would more likely find at the end of a 300 level science course term project. Staff and administration (especially IT) is quirky, but generally effective. Campus is nice.
I am so happy I chose to attend APU. I was a student at UAA before and didn't like it at all. The classes were too large and the teachers didn't make me feel cared about. UAA was expensive and had way too many fees for things that didn't even affect me like sports fees and arts fees. APU also offers more online classes than UAA and has a different class schedule that allows students to complete their classes faster (Modules, Blocks, and Sessions). I will continue my education through APU for my Bachelor’s degree and hope to earn my Associates in the spring of 2021.
I have had a great experience with being a student at Alaska Pacific University. The classes are small, intimate, which gives you the opportunity to get to know your instructor as well as your classmates. With the smaller class sizes, it gives me more comfort in knowing everyone in the class along with feeling comfortable to ask questions.