C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Alaska Anchorage is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

University of Alaska Anchorage Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$8,159/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,260/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,701/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,028/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,115/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,340/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
62%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.104 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,354Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
28%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Outdoorsy and friendly
    40%
  • Depends on who your with or what kind of friends.
    32%
  • Focused on their life and friends
    12%
  • Distant outside of academics
    7%
  • Education driven
    5%
  • Antisocial
    3%
  • Annoying
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.114 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Great place to be
    24%
  • Alright
    13%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Non-traditional students
    6%
  • Disorganized
    1%
  • Idiotic most of the time.
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
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My experiences have been great at UAA. I remember when I was younger in middle school, we would have tours going to UAA. I loved most of the resources we have here. Most of the majors are all available. The chemistry department was suspended but now they're back! It only took a year for me that they changed that news. I think people here are very nice and welcoming. When you're seeking for help it's definitely there for you. Though, there are definitely things we need to fix.
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The University of Alaska Anchorage has a beautiful, cozy campus that initially feels inviting and full of opportunities. Unfortunately, after attending UAA for some time, this idea becomes slightly tainted. Some programs feel impossibly competitive, such as the BSN of Dietetics, AAS and BSN of Nursing and BSN Physician Assistant. Some students wait years just to start these programs. If they were to travel out of state, they may be able to obtain their degree during the wait period. The Professors are usually wonderful but it is obvious that many are stressed from the University's pressure. Classes feel extremely disorganized and often information is given to students last minute. Students are often given so much out of school work that they feel as if they are teaching the lessons to themselves.
I love UAA. The student population is so diverse; I love being able to meet so many different people everyday. One thing I really appreciate about the UA class setups is that they are all discussion style. I love being able to ask questions and being encouraged to have discussions with my classmates. I feel that UAA Is determined to teach its students the importance of teamwork and effective communication in the real world. I am happy here and love my school. Plus, Alaska is stunning and provides a unique learning atmosphere that is different than anything else!