Alaska Anchorage is a public university located in Anchorage, Alaska. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,974 undergraduate students. The Alaska Anchorage acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 24% of students, Alaska Anchorage alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
University of Alaska Anchorage Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities280 Graduates
Manufacturing Engineering Technician58 Graduates
Business Support Services51 Graduates
Psychiatric and Mental Health Services50 Graduates
Natural Sciences46 Graduates
Medical Assistant45 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.125 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.161 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.87 responses
University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews
I love that campus is so close to my house and that I wasn't required to live in the dorms for any period of my education. A lot of people don't like UAA because they want to get out of Anchorage, but I think your college experience is what you make it! If you're determined to have fun, you will have fun. If you're determined that your life will suck, then your life will suck... I personally enjoy UAA and can't wait to graduate in less than a year.
I am a senior in a science major and I am able to take all of my classes online. UAA offers a diverse and active online curriculum because the population of Alaska is so spread out and many people don't live near Anchorage. I have been able to take science labs online, with great results. The cost is economical and I have found my learning experience to be challenging and enjoyable. Highly recommended!
The staff and faculty are wonderful people and incredibly relatable. However, over the last 10 years, UAA has been financially supported by the State of Alaska more than any other state to their university. That money went to buildings and admissions while the school in total kept the few programs it had and deliberately neglected to better themselves in various areas. Our current Governor of AK continuously is cutting UAA's funding, and sadly many programs are being cut alone with the College of Education losing it's accreditation as of 2019 and was completely shut down.