C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  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

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Alaska Anchorage

Cost

Net Price
$7,715/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,723/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,833/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,343/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,363/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,244/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
62%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,484Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Outdoorsy and friendly
    40%
  • Depends on who your with or what kind of friends.
    32%
  • Focused on their life and friends
    11%
  • Distant outside of academics
    7%
  • Education driven
    6%
  • 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.113 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    46%
  • Great place to be
    25%
  • Alright
    14%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Non-traditional students
    6%
  • Disorganized
    1%
  • Idiotic most of the time.
    1%

After University of Alaska Anchorage

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
25%
National
47%
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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University of Alaska Anchorage Reviews

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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.
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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!
This university maintains its excellence and high standards in the engineering, science, medical, and aviation industry. They offer among the best programs in the country for these career pursuits, however, the other colleges in this university are relatively average in what the offer. For instance, one pursuing a music degree would have excellent professors who are very knowledgeable with music. Despite this, the program itself doesn't have much to offer and one would be better off working harder to gain scholarships elsewhere to improve their musicianship, etc.