Location
Anchorage, AK
Undergrads
277
Tuition
$29,810
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 144 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: Fair amount of available majors in the primary fields, but lacks a few that I would deem as essential, however options and alternatives are offered.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: A wide variety of available computer and equipment at each student disposal, with free printing and both Mac and Windows options available.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Smart, well dressed, and almost everyone is into outdoor adventure in one form or another.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is not an issue at all. Parking on campus is free for APU staff, faculty, and students, which is a relief. There is always available parking on campus, there is never a need to have to park off campus because there was no parking. There is no use for a car on campus as the campus is pretty small and everything is walking distance. A car is needed to go off campus and do grocery shopping or to just explore the city. Though the bus system is pretty convenient because it runs everyday, it is free for students, and it stops in front of the school. The school also provides shuttles every now and then to take students where they need to go as in shopping for personal needs.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial aid process experience wasn't too bad, even though I didn't get all the money I needed to pay for my tuition. APU was really good about helping me find scholarships and other funds in order to help me pay for college. If it wasn't for the help and the scholarships I received for my first year I don't think I would be attending this school. I do suggest that the financial aid adviser meet with the students, to make sure that the students are on the right track and make sure that all the documents are submitted properly and on time.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather hasn't been a big problem in the time that I have been here at APU. The school has done a good job of knowing when the trails are safe to walk on and when they aren't. Knowing when the trails are safe or unsafe is big because that's what we use to get from classes to the dorms. We have had school cancelled three times this year because of the weather. I did wish sometimes for school to be cancelled because of the weather but then after I adjusted to it, it was to bad.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: APU is a small university and for it being small it does do a good job at being diverse. I think that if the school was advertised more in other states, there would be more diverse students interested. At least that's how this school caught my eye.

5 College Senior

Campus Dining: The cafeteria does not make normal cafeteria food. They use local product as often as possible. They actually cook real food. You can request menu items as well. We have a few vegans on campus this semester so they have started making vegan options as well.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Skiing is huge here. There is equipment available for rent cheaply for students. I love seeing everyone gathering together to go out skiing after a really good snow. UAA is right next door and they have basketball and hockey games for anyone who likes to watch.

2 College Senior

Facilities: The campus could use some upgrading. Most of the buildings are quite old. They are maintained, so it's not like there are safety issues or anything. The campus is very small, which can be nice when you have to get across campus for class and you can do so in less than five minutes.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The school doesn't seem to have a lot of traditions, but they really try to keep the students busy. Student Services takes time to get to know everyone.

2 College Senior

Computers: The computer lab has both mac and pc. You can make free copies which is very convenient.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: When I go there for supplies and books, everyone is very friendly.

4 College Senior

Parking: Parking is free and there seems to be open spots most of the time

1 College Sophomore

Majors: When I sighned up at APU I didnt expect the classes to be so hard that most students dont pass them and have to retake them a couple times just to get a passing grade in order to count for a credit. The teachers that teach the class are old and expect you to know everything that they do, I mean they are teaching you whatever subject the are teaching and you have no idea on the subject your not a genius. They do it on purpose becuase it is a prive college and their fundings are low, so they raise tuition prises and make the classes so hard to pass that you dont so you have to pay for the class again in order for it to count as credits when you finally pass it. Instead of a regular 4 month semester APU is only 3 months, the hard classes such as Calculus, Chemistry and writing classes are crammed into such a short amount of time that its another reason why so many students fail a class. I just dont understand APU ways and in my third year I regret signing up for the school because I am not going to graduate until another couple years. Its ridiculous.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Alaska Pacific University is pretty noticable but students that take part usually get caught by teh drug safety protrol on campus. If they suspect anything they do searches of students dorm rooms. Most students dont smoke pot in their dorm rooms but instead the woods that surround the campus, but in Alaska winter is really cold so most students smoke in their cars if they have one.

3 College Senior

Facilities: APU's athletic center has everything that anyone could want but it is a little old and it's in the basement of the dorms. There is a rock wall though. There are tunnels connecting the two main dorms that are on the meal plan and the cafeteria and student center. There is always yoga offered and sometimes zumba classes. We share a library with UAA and the library is actually incredible, its three floors and has research on any topic. There are campus events put on for each class and a couple for everyone. There is at least one dance a semester but the school has less than 500 people so they can get boring depending on who your friends are.

4 College Senior

Facilities: My school has an excellent outdoor studies program because it is placed in Alaska and offers things like ice climbing and snow camping. It also has an Eco-League program that its involved with, which is a program connected to 4 other environmental schools around the country that exchange students for a semester. Since it's so cold there most of the campu life activities are indoors, like the RA's will have events to take us to movies or Pizza at Mooses tooth. APU has a great ski program and gym. The pool at the sports center is salt water, heated, and of course indoors. My school offers a different experience because of being in Alaska.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The variety of restaurants are excellent and the quality, however the majority of restaurants are not super convenient to students or anyone considering it is Alaska and the snow impacts the ability to get to off campus locations. Students get an annual bus pass though and the buses go almost everywhere in Anchorage so because of that there are always options and the bus can go anywhere in less than 40 minutes. There are some student discounts but most of the restaurants are locally owned and there are not very many fast food options. There is a taco bell, McDonalds, and Carls Jr. We just got an olive garden too. The dining experience is quite different in Alaska.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: if I get connected I'm able to go to class sometime internet connection is an issue

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: gives tips when scholarships are avalible for students

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Not very degree programs offered but I do like the way scheduling is set up

4 College Sophomore

Academics: very hard finding a internship since i live in rural ak

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Due to the small size of school, some courses are offered once a year. Be prepared to wait.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The student financial services office is very helpful. I suggest approaching them with any questions or concerns and they help find money for students.

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