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University of Alaska Anchorage
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  • 4 Year
  • ANCHORAGE, AK

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Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade D+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

3211 PROVIDENCE DRIVE
ANCHORAGE, AK 99508
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
From University of Alaska Anchorage

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is located in the state’s Southcentral region and the Anchorage campus is at the heart of Alaska’s largest city, surrounded by the wilderness of “The Last Frontier” and just minutes away from outdoor adventure. With over 100 academic programs to choose from, undergraduate research opportunities and affordable tuition options, UAA offers a world-class educational experience. Roughly 11,000 students attend UAA from all 50 U.S. states and over 70 nations.

UAA rates in the top 6% of the most diverse universities in the U.S. (College Factual), and #1 amongst peer institutions for long-term return on investment (Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce). With over 60,000 alumni and counting, the University of Alaska Anchorage is the perfect place to explore your interests and kick-start a successful career. UAA graduates go on to secure amazing employment opportunities in a variety of industries and organizations.

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University of Alaska Anchorage Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
July 15
Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$12,564 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,055 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
62%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 106 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 121 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 121 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
9
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    44%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,521 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,582
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
  • Outdoorsy and friendly
    38%
  • Depends on who your with or what kind of friends.
    33%
  • Focused on their life and friends
    10%
  • Distant outside of academics
    6%
  • Education driven
    6%
  • Antisocial
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 130 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 166 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Great place to be
    24%
  • Alright
    13%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Non-traditional students
    6%
  • Not my first choice
    3%
  • A small college with big opportunities.
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 87 responses

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Rating 3.38 out of 5  1,583 reviews
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