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  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 6,451 undergraduate students. The Alaska Anchorage acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Accounting. Graduating 30% of students, Alaska Anchorage alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,000.
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

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.

UAA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,288/ 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
$6,473/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Academics

Professors
B-
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.119 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
19
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
11
Online Associates Programs
6
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    34%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,451Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,434
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
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  • Outdoorsy and friendly
    40%
  • Depends on who your with or what kind of friends.
    34%
  • Focused on their life and friends
    11%
  • Distant outside of academics
    6%
  • Education driven
    6%
  • Antisocial
    2%
  • Annoying
    1%

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.128 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.164 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    42%
  • Great place to be
    25%
  • 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
30%
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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The professors are extremely helpful and encouraging. The campus is gorgeous with the mountains to one side and ocean to the other. They offer a wide range of classes. A negative would have to be the budget cuts. Over the next couple years the University is going to be cutting a huge portion of money which will cut a lot of professors and classes. Some programs will entirely be cut, so make sure you check about yours!
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UAA has a great engineering program. I can always find a parking spot and they offer a free shuttle to get around campus. I feel safe while I'm on campus and enjoy the diversity of students. UAA has excellent resources for students with disabilities, mental health, and wellness. The cafeteria choices are minimal but there are plenty of coffee shops. They offer free food Monday-Thursday to students but only during a set time when most classes are offered so it is hard to take advantage of that resource. I haven't been impressed with the quality of education I receive for the ammount of money I pay for it. UAA is currently struggles with excessive budget cuts which has lead to cutting programs and leaves students with a feeling off uncertainty.
UAA is often times the only choice for post secondary education for Alaska's young adults due many not being prepared for other colleges. But just because it's the only choice, that doesn't make it a poor one. UAA has amazing staff and faculty that really care about student success and are always willing to put in extra time and effort for students that reach out.

I am almost done with two BAs in Langauges and English and am very glad to have choosen UAA. My German professor helped secure me a national scholarship to teach in Germany this winter after my degrees are complete. I also got the opportunity to get involved with school and local politics here while doing student government.