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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
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
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.
About University of Alaska Anchorage...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
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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
83%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$12,543/ 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
$6,207/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
B-
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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,974Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,981
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Outdoorsy and friendly
    37%
  • Depends on who your with or what kind of friends.
    33%
  • Focused on their life and friends
    11%
  • Distant outside of academics
    6%
  • Education driven
    6%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Antisocial
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.125 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.161 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    44%
  • Great place to be
    25%
  • Alright
    13%
  • Depends
    6%
  • Non-traditional students
    6%
  • Not my first choice
    2%
  • Disorganized
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
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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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.
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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!
I haven't actually attended yet, as I am a freshmen going into college, however, from what I've heard it is amazing. I honestly can't wait to go there and start working towards the career I want to work in! The campus seems beautiful, and the fact that it is in Anchorage, Alaska, makes me even more excited.