University of Alaska--Anchorage

2014 Quick Stats
3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: (907) 786-1800
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jul. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#71 Overall Score: 29 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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University of Alaska--Anchorage is a public institution that was founded in 1954. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,129, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 362 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Alaska--Anchorage's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 71. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,806 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,766 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression.

Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in South Central Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is an open access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse, and inclusive environment.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1954
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $44,669,210


When applying to University of Alaska--Anchorage, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. The application fee at University of Alaska--Anchorage is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.6 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.6%
Application deadline July 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Alaska--Anchorage is 13:1, and the school has 54.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Alaska--Anchorage include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; Education; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 9%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Health Professions and Related Programs 16%
Psychology 7%
Education 6%
Engineering 6%

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Student Life

University of Alaska--Anchorage has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,129, with a gender distribution of 41.6 percent male students and 58.4 percent female students. University of Alaska--Anchorage is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 18,107
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

University of Alaska--Anchorage offers a number of student services including placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Alaska--Anchorage also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Alaska--Anchorage, 55 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Alaska--Anchorage.

Students who have cars on campus 55%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Alaska--Anchorage, 50.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $2,513.

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In-state tuition and fees $6,806 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,766 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,143 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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