U.S. News Rankings
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Alaska Pacific University is a private institution that was founded in 1957. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 436, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Alaska Pacific University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its tuition and fees are $29,880 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
At Alaska Pacific, we believe that how you learn is as important as what you learn. New students are struck by how beautiful, personal and genuine this university is. The faculty care about students, students care passionately about their education and about the world; the campus is utterly spectacular. Alaska Pacific's distinctive form of education results in graduates who have the advantages of a liberal arts education, a pre-professional education, and a leadership education, all delivered in an integrated process of active learning.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Alaska Pacific University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Alaska Pacific University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||62.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Alaska Pacific University is 7:1, and the school has 89.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Alaska Pacific University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography; Education, General; Counseling Psychology; and Human Services, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||52%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Alaska Pacific University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 436, with a gender distribution of 35.6 percent male students and 64.4 percent female students.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Alaska Pacific University offers a number of student services including health insurance. Alaska Pacific University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Alaska Pacific University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Alaska Pacific University.
|Students who have cars on campus||95%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Alaska Pacific University, 70.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,190.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,880 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,300 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data